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Josh Schwarzapel is the Product Manager for Cooliris Shopping. Josh has work experience performing ﬁnancial analysis for Smith Barney, and working on a marketing team at Fox Sports. He also has substantial
non-proﬁt experience, having founded a bridge organization to connect Stanford student volunteers and Accion Emprendadora, a non- proﬁt organization in Chile that educates and provides micro-ﬁnancial
services to poor entrepreneurs.
Six young Stanford grads and entrepreneurs -- Steven Garrity, Clara Shih, Kimber Lockhart, Jeff Seibert, Josh Reeves, and Tristan Harris -- share their experiences starting companies and raising capital. While being in their 20s may seem to be an obstacle to outsiders, they said they "flipped" this liability into an asset -- focusing instead on their raw ability to bring innovative ideas to life. They advise all young entrepreneurs to be persistent, opportunistic, and scrappy.
An effective drug-testing program can make your workplace safer. Base your policy on legitimate business considerations and apply it fairly. Here's how to comply with the law, avoid litigation and encourage employees to seek treatment.
Effective business planning is critical to an entrepreneurial company's long-term success and its ability to raise capital and grow successfully. A properly prepared Business Plan should tell a story, make an argument and conservatively predict the future. All companies have different stories to tell, different arguments to make and different futures to predict, so they must resist the temptation to copy from others or to follow a rigid outline.
Many entrepreneurs with family-owned or closely held businesses say the most difficult challenges involve deciding who will succeed the current generation.
Outsourcing provides a solution to a wide variety of tasks that may not be efficient for a company to handle itself, especially an early-stage business that needs to focus on its top priorities.
If met thoughtfully and thoroughly, challenges faced by entrepreneurial companies in the life sciences can be turned into opportunities for significant economic gain and a lasting contribution to mankind.
Given rapidly moving changes in our marketplace, the challenge for the entrepreneurial company is how and when to grow. And this leads to other major questions that can be difficult to answer. What strategies should be used to facilitate growth? How do you know whether these strategies are appropriate for your business?
This article, first in a series of seven, defines the terms and types of corporate marriage. Know the rationale for merging in various industries and the goals entrepreneurs seek to achieve before you take the plunge.
As an entrepreneur, it is important to take periodic inventory of your assets so that they can be leveraged. Conducting an intellectual property audit can help create both incremental revenue streams and new opportunities.
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