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Preliminary Forecast Worksheet
1/22/2007
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This tool guides the entrepreneur through the process of developing a preliminary forecast, which is used to judge the accuracy and reasonableness of financial figures prior to creating a detailed line-by-line budget.

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Pricing Policies
1/22/2007
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This tool will help entrepreneurs evaluate the many pricing policies available that can help attain pricing goals.

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Protecting Intellectual Property
1/25/2007
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Every business has some form of intellectual property. Have you identified your intellectual property? This article will help you identify and protect these valuable assets.

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Rocket Man
1/19/2007
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How can you come up with innovations as a scientist would? You need to dream big, come up with an expansive set of goals, and then break your plan down into a series of simple steps. Also put in place the best possible team and be sure to develop your plan B.

Go To Source (www.indystar.com)
Sales Strategies
1/25/2007
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Sales strategies can change from year to year depending upon your competitive environment, goals, and resources. This article compares internal and external sales teams.

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Sample Balance Sheet
1/22/2007
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Along with this sample Balance Sheet for a year old business, this tool provides a line-by-line explanation of the most common categories used to report the value of the company's assets, liabilities, and equity.

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Small Company, Big Brand
1/19/2007
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For entrepreneurial ventures to compete with larger competitors, creative publicity and inventive viral marketing campaigns are among some tactics that can be used. Building a brand requires a compelling story and solid leadership.

Go To Source (www.businessweek.com)
Small is the New Big
1/25/2007
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In this podcast, entrepreneur and marketing expert, Seth Godin, shares thoughts on social media and influencing in the marketplace. His stance is that psychographics have displaced the importance of planning based on demographics. Remaining in close contact with the market, providing customers with choices that matter to them, and guiding them towards possibilities they haven't yet imagined are three suggestions elaborated upon.

Go To Source (www.podtech.net)
The Basics of Mentoring
1/19/2007
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To have next-generation leaders within growth businesses, mentoring is a proven method of developing staff for succession. The process creates an environment which can lead to higher levels of profitability, employee retention, increased revenue, and job satisfaction.

Go To Source (gmj.gallup.com)
What's to Be Done About Performance Reviews?
1/19/2007
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Controversy continues over whether or not the performance review process is an effective tool for motivating and improving employee performance. Yet many entrepreneurs make the assumption that the evaluation process will lead to a better-performing organization. Too often, the purpose of employee reviews is unclear -- to both leadership and the employee -- and training in the process is generally not provided.

Go To Source (hbswk.hbs.edu)

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