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Good to Great Diagnostic Tool
6/28/2006
Summary:

Jim Collins's Good to Great Diagnostic Tool is for entrepreneurs and organization leaders who are working to improve their professional performance. This tool offers set of worksheets covering four major areas: disciplined people, disciplined thought, disciplined action, and building greatness to last.

Go To Source (www.jimcollins.com)
Roger Dawson's Guide to Business Negotiating
6/1/2006
Summary:

This video excerpt features Roger Dawson discussing a common negotiations pitfall known as nibbling and shows how you can avoid falling into this trap before closing a deal.

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Buying or Selling a Business
7/1/2006
Summary:

This article, published by a law firm, details the major components typically involved in the buying and selling of a company, including the purchase and sale agreement, confidentiality agreement, and letter of intent.

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How do you know if your change will stick?
7/12/2006
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This article is a fine overview of the elements necessary for instituting successful change. Key is "human capital management," which means that your people must be a part of the process from the beginning.

Go To Source (www.p-impact.com)
Litigation Traps in Selling a Business
7/1/2006
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Business owners and their advisers should carefully plan and take appropriate steps to avoid litigation traps in selling their companies, such as not performing due diligence on potential buyers or signing an ambiguous letter of intent without a counsel's review.

Go To Source (www.reish.com)
Tax Aspects of Selling Out
7/1/2006
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A summary of major tax consequences related to selling a business is provided in this article. Issues covered include capital gains tax, tax treatment of individual company assets, and a discussion of state tax obligations.

Go To Source (www.toolkit.cch.com)
Internal Assessment
8/9/2006
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Entrepreneurs can use this helpful tool to evaluate their company's strengths and weaknesses in all areas of business.

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Screen Growth Opportunities
9/20/2006
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Using the four basic growth strategies--Market Penetration, Market Expansion, Line Expansion, and New Business Development--this tool helps identify potential growth opportunities for a business.

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Memorandum of Understanding for a Strategic Partnership
12/1/2006
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A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is an agreement outlining the roles and responsibilities of people in a collaboration. These documents are important because they list the critical points of a relationship between entrepreneurs and strategic partners.

This sample legal agreement covers terms and conditions relevant to strategic partnering, including language on transaction structure, due diligence, and financing. It uses a real estate transaction as its example, but the agreement's structure and terminology can be broadly applied.

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Premier Partner Distribution Agreement
12/1/2006
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This sample distribution agreement template includes terms for strategic partner responsibilities and obligations, such as shipment and delivery of product, as well as language covering confidentiality and termination.

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