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Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture
Lawton Jennifer
6/25/2001
Article Resource
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Developing an environment in your company that rewards hard work and wins employee loyalty always helps to foster success. That culture may be crucial when your business has to confront a crisis.

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Creating and Realizing the Value of a Business
Hankin R N
7/17/2000
Article Resource
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Businesses become more valuable when they have certain characteristics that add up to strategic advantages in the marketplace. Regardless of a company's ultimate objective--growth, acquisition or IPO--its owners can create, maximize and sustain value by driving it toward those characteristics. A management consultant explains the tools of his trade and reminds readers that price and value are not identical. Some factors, such as growth, are industry-specific, which is why new-economy companies and their stocks are fetching such extraordinary prices.

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Customer Focus Builds Global Growth
Piacentini Diego
11/3/2010
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Diego Piacentini, Senior VP of International Retail for Amazon, discusses the company's growth-centered business model, its global presence, and the strides it takes to sustain a successful customer experience. Piacentini also describes Amazon's innovative approaches to operations, mergers and acquisitions, and labor practices.

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Defining My Three-Year Vision
7/22/2010
File Resource
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This tool will help entrepreneurs identify their three-year vision by first reviewing core values and the company's mission statement and then describing the business in the future.

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Defining Success and Desired Growth
7/22/2010
File Resource
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This tool leads entrepreneurs through a process of identifying and clarifying personal goals. These goals are then extended into a vision for the business.

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Defining Your Business Strategy
FastTrac
9/28/2006
Article Resource
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A business strategy incorporates business and personal goals into a competitive advantage that will successfully carry the business into the future.

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Definition: Angel investor
Christina Sherwood
2/26/2014
Blog Resource
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Angel investors are wealthy individuals who are often former entrepreneurs.

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Definition: Bootstrapping
Christina Sherwood
3/12/2014
Blog Resource
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Bootstrapping refers to sustaining a business through personal investment and without external help.

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Definition: Intellectual Property
Christina Sherwood
1/29/2014
Blog Resource
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Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind. For a startup, IP likely refers to a particular product.

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Definition: Private equity
Christina Sherwood
2/12/2014
Blog Resource
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Private equity is investment capital in a startup that is not quoted on a public stock exchange.

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