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Investor Turnoffs
3/9/2007
Summary:

When pitching a potential investor, it is important to understand not only what they want to hear, but more importantly what they don't. Avoid these typical mistakes that many entrepreneurs make when seeking funding from angels and venture capitalists.

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Secrets of Bootstrapping
3/1/2007
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This article offers several ways entrepreneurs can bootstrap their companies along. Tips include start your business at home, evaluate your business equipment needs before buying, and learn to barter.

Go To Source (www.entrepreneur.com)
Small Business Innovation Research Grants
3/9/2007
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For U.S.-based businesses with fewer than 500 employees, a grant from the Small Business Administration provides the funding to create innovations to meet the demands of the federal government. This multi-phase process is an alternative source of financial support that can spur entrepreneurial growth.

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Succession Planning: Are You Automated?
3/13/2007
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The succession planning process builds employee retention, but it won't work unless management can access an accurate inventory of employee skills, talents and abilities. Additionally, if individuals don't understand what options their career path might take, they may look for work elsewhere. This article shares best practices and suggestions for managing a talent inventory.

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Talent Agents
3/9/2007
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Critical leadership development practices can differ from one organization to another. Yet, identifying those which are the most important within the growth-focused firm can determine the "best in class" solutions to be implemented for sustaining excellence. These 12 strategies provide an opportunity to benchmark organizational performance.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)
The Bootstrapper's Bible
3/1/2007
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Seth Godin authored this comprehensive manual, which can be downloaded via the ChangeThis blog, on the nature and scope of bootstrapping for entrepreneurial growth companies.

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The Discipline of Collaboration
3/9/2007
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As we move into an age of alliances, your role as a leader is changing. Equal parts entrepreneur, facilitator, and political broker, the collaborative leader must continually balance competing and shifting requirements.

Go To Source (www.leadertoleader.org)
The End of the Job Interview
3/9/2007
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If you test-drive a car, why not an employee? Seth Godin shares his thoughts on what you can learn by having a candidate "do the work" rather than just talk about it.

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The Power of the Noncompete
3/13/2007
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Noncompete clauses seem nearly universal--and not just in technology companies. But the effect is especially strong on specialist and "star" inventors, according to new research by Harvard Business School's Matt Marx, Deborah Strumsky, and Lee Fleming. Marx reflects on the business and career implications in this QandA.

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The Trouble with Teamwork
3/9/2007
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The five dysfunctions of teams: results, accountability, commitment, conflict, and trust. To be effective, you'll need to understand the power teamwork ultimately unleashes, as well as the sometimes painful steps required to make it a reality.

Go To Source (www.leadertoleader.org)

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