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Sample Proposed Employee Incentive Program
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This tool was designed to assist an entrepreneur who set up a bonus system that keyed off the company's EBITDA. By having a bonus program tied to EBITDA, top team members were forced to think like an owner thinks about expenses, opportunities, and investment.

Saving time by outsourcing the interview process
OConnell Brian
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Leave it to a Harvard Business School graduate to come up with a great idea for healthcare entrepreneurs. It's a service that pre-screens job candidates via video using your questions so you don't have to.

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Selecting CEOs with the Right Character Traits
Jameson James D
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When looking to recruit CEOs for his companies, the entrepreneur author argues it's critical to consider in candidates a range of character traits, such as broad experience, objectivity, and respect for others. He shares his experiences in making the right and sometimes wrong hires and reveals key lessons learned.

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Steps to Setting Up an ESOP

If you have decided an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is worth investigating, there are several steps to take to implement a plan. This article outlines the process including valuation, funding, finding a lawyer and trustee, and more.

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Strategic Giving for Entrepreneurs
Miller Beth A
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Pairing with charities enables entrepreneurial companies to offer a morale-boosting perk to employees while enhancing traditional marketing strategies, says the founder of a consultancy that facilitates such sponsorships.

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Success in Succession Planning
Matthews Jana
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When key leaders are ready to move on to new challenges or even retirement, their legacy can be greatly diminished without good succession planning.

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TECĀ© Best Practices: Management Development Overview

Companies that prioritize development of managers gain a real edge in the marketplace according to this overview. Underlying principles and practices for consistently building capable managers are provided and explained. Among the advantages are getting and keeping talent, more value from the CEO's time, more corporate flexibility, and a sustainable competitive edge.

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Talent Agents

Critical leadership development practices can differ from one organization to another. Yet, identifying those which are the most important within the growth-focused firm can determine the "best in class" solutions to be implemented for sustaining excellence. These 12 strategies provide an opportunity to benchmark organizational performance.

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The Art of Firing

Firing an employee isn't easy--at least, it shouldn't be. Well-known author and consultant Guy Kawasaki offers 11 considered guidelines to making the process productive for all concerned: the departing employee, fellow employees, and you, the entrepreneur.

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The Art of Recruiting

Recruiting the best people begins with the having the best attitude--hire better than yourself--and, truth be told, doesn't end even after they're on the job. Ten practical tips delivered in classic Kawasaki style can deepen your insights and improve your skills.

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