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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.
This article is thought-provoking and will help entrepreneurs build both philosophy and practice concerning performance. For example: Should reviews be more about improving the company's results or more about improving the individual's performance? The extensive commentary from individual managers is especially valuable.
This article provides a comprehensive and clearly presented overview of the professionals required to renovate or build a commercial structure and what they do. Great information for entrepreneurs who love their location but not their building.
Setting prices that yield profits means testing and monitoring. Test offers for responsiveness and for cost effectiveness. Monitor competitors to stay one step ahead (or keep up!) and suppliers to reduce costs as much as possible.
This in-depth piece offers all the basics of Enterprise Resource Planning in a straightforward, no-nonsense way. It will be especially useful to owners of fast-growing organizations who need continuous efficiency improvement. ERP integrates all operations onto a single software platform and provides corporate-wide access. The main benefit is in order fulfillment.
Start-ups face special marketing challenges, not the least of which can be the founder's ego. This article is an excellent in-depth review of the big sales problems startups can experience--and how to solve them.
A leaner finance function will reduce costs, increase quality, and better align corporate responsibilities in finance and other departments. This article shows how CFOs can apply the waste-reduction principles of lean manufacturing to their challenges.
Really about the top ten "legal" mistakes startup entrepreneurs make, this piece offers practical, important tips on doing things right the first time to avoid costly legal rework later. Must-read information for founders who think "legal" can be dealt with "later."
Want to graduate from entreprneur to venture capitalist? Take the VCAT (venture capital aptitude test) to see if you've got the right stuff. Hint: You need more real-world experience than crunching numbers and drawing up business models. A lot more.
Always: too much information, not enough time. This list can pare your blogging time be recommending blogs that are worth your valuable time.
This article contains sound, straightforward advice and specific "how-to's" about performance documentation that any manager or leader of people needs to have and use. Entrepreneurs: Practice and preach!
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