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The Resource Center has all the info you'll need From content to user feedback, the resource center has the information you need for every level of the entrepreneurial process.
A good overview of how to think about negotiating in a win-win framework, this article explodes four myths about the process and offers "six steps to a better deal." Practical advice, such as how to improve your negotiating skills and those of your people, is also included.
This tool will help you choose a customer base that is appropriate for your business by identifying customer characteristics, conducting market research, choosing a target market, and compiling a customer profile.
This tool addresses the three general approaches to determining fair market value in a company: the income approach, the asset approach and the market approach.
Outlining "best practices" in building an outstanding staff, this article helps entrepreneurs understand how to develop and use a hiring system. An effective system describes ideal employees for each function, ensures finding the right candidates, screens them before interviewing, ensures effective interviewing, and leads logically to hiring the right candidate.
This "best practices" article explains, from the entrepreneur's point of view, the finer points of retaining customers, a practice that costs one-fifth as much as acquiring new ones. The article provides specific, practical suggestions for retaining external customers and ensuring positive relationships with internal customers (your employees.)
This article explains how CEOs can be more efficient in their personal organization of time, providing specific approaches to specific challenges. It also outlines the broader responsibilities CEOs have of effecting change and coaching employees through the change process. TEC is now known as Vistage.
A productive strategic alliance occurs when two enterprises come together with talents, skills, and resources neither posssesses on its own to create profit neither could have achieved on its own. Benefits can include more effective access to markets, better technology, faster and better new product development, and wider distribution. This article provides a practical overview of the process.
This tool will help you recognize the significance of your business's intellectual property -- the patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets -- and understand what steps are necessary to ensure that those rights provide value for the company.
This tool takes a look at different types of promotional media and discuss the pros and cons of effectively reaching a target audience through each.
All businesses, no matter what type or size, need to properly develop a plan for their expected cash intake and spending. This tool discusses the purposes of cash budgeting, developing budgets, checking the reasonableness of the budget, and specific aspects of the common cash budget.
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