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Recruiting a New Director
1/19/2007
Summary:

Bringing new board members into your company can be complicated. Brad Feld provides some best practices for managing this complex process, including: recruiting, analyzing current board composition, and establishing selection criteria.

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The Venture Capital Aptitude Test (VCAT)
1/19/2007
Summary:

Entrepreneurs pursuing venture funding will find useful information in this article. Guy Kawasaki offers insight into the venture capitalist mindset. His Venture Capital Aptitude Test could be used by the entrepreneur as a list of qualities for which to seek in a venture capitalist partner.

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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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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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Venture Capitalists Switch to Startups
1/25/2007
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VCs increasingly are leaving the industry to become entrepreneurs, yet despite their experience with funding startups, many of them are realizing just how challenging it can be to launch a successful business. The insights gained in entrepreneurship, in turn, provide them with a perspective on what it means to be on the andquot;other sideandquot; of the funding table.

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What Sequoia Expects from Entrepreneurs
1/25/2007
Summary:

Matt McCall posts about Sequoia Capital and how this VC firm describes the elements of sustainability they seek within the ventures they fund, such as clarity of purpose, large markets with rich customers, and focus.

Go To Source (www.vcconfidential.com)
What VC's Look for In A CEO
1/25/2007
Summary:

The process venture capitalists go through to decide which entrepreneurial ventures to fund can be something of a mystery. Chicago-based VC, Matt McCall, provides a description of the qualities he looks for in the CEOs he backs, including resourcefulness, relentless determination, and creative thought.

Go To Source (www.vcconfidential.com)
The Language of Business
FastTrac
1/26/2007
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Summary:

To succeed in business, entrepreneurs must understand the language of business, which enables them to evaluate financial reports and make better decisions.

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Maximize Cash Flow: Cash Cycle
FastTrac
2/2/2007
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By measuing the cash cycle--the time it takes to receive cash from sales after investing in products/services--entrepreneurs can monitor and improve internal cash flow.

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Worm Poo in Plastic Bottles: Get Rich and Save the World
2/16/2007
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This article covers the story of TerraCycle, a company that has brought innovation to the fertilizer business. The company's story offers a case study in bootstrapping a business to success.

Go To Source (www.cnn.com)

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