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Better Beginnings
7/12/2007
Summary:

Getting ready to do your first presentation to a VC or angel? A good beginning leads to a happy ending. An experienced speaker and writer provides entertaining and useful advice on why your business presentations should open with a spark instead of a spreadsheet.

Go To Source (headrush.typepad.com)
Board of Directors: The Chairman
7/12/2007
Summary:

Feld shares some straightforward thoughts on why positions of CEO and board chairman should be separated. This idea has distinct benefits, especially for smaller companies, Feld writes. The piece is one in a series on boards of directors.

Go To Source (www.feld.com)
Brand Yourself
7/12/2007
Summary:

This article lists and explains five steps to building your personal brand. The basics are to develop expertise and then become known for that expertise. It takes more than networking to get noticed; it takes a good product. In this case, that product is you.

Go To Source (www.fastcompany.com)
Management Methods | Management Models | Management Theories
7/12/2007
Summary:

If you come across a business term that is unfamiliar or unclear, Value Base Management.net probably can has a definition and an explanation. Check it out and be sure to bookmark it for future reference.

Go To Source (www.valuebasedmanagement.net)
What's Your EQ (entrepreneurial quotient)?
7/12/2007
Summary:

Want to see how you stack up? Try this brief and informative test posted on author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki's Web site. Remember that the goal is to test knowledge, not capability. An A doesn't mean you're the next Steve Jobs; an F doesn't mean you're not.

Go To Source (blog.guykawasaki.com)
Complementary Genius
8/2/2007
Summary:

Complements are products or services that are consumed together or that enhance the consumption of one another, such as movies and popcorn. This in-depth article offers grounding in the theory of complementarity in business; practical examples, such as IBM and Linux; and questions to help you determine what role, if any, this approach can play in the growth of your company.

Go To Source (www.strategy-business.com)
Empty your Inbox
8/9/2007
Summary:

Overwhelmed by e-mail? Here are practical tips from entrepreneur Terry Gold on how to "get out from under." Busy business owners take note!

Go To Source (www.terrygold.com)
Lemons Into Lemonade? Proven Tips for Making the Most of a Crisis
8/2/2007
Summary:

This brief, to-the-point article focuses on the financial side of handling a crisis, especially cash flow. But the larger message to entrepreneurs is that smart leaders can use crises to take their companies to the next level of performance.

Go To Source (www.nfib.com)
Sample Board Meeting Minutes
8/30/2007
Summary:

Effectively tracking the who, what, where, when, and why of board decision-making in a concise, informative way is imperative, especially for a newly funded venture. This brief blog discussion is followed by an easy-to-use template for recording board minutes in a formal, logical fashion.

Go To Source (www.feld.com)
Seven Steps to Effective Competitor Benchmarking
8/30/2007
Summary:

Benchmarking your firm's performance against others is essential to creating and following a strategic plan. This comparison process can help entrepreneurs "gain the upper hand in a marketplace," according to Aurora WDC, a competitive intelligence firm.

The seven steps listed here will smooth the way to an improved ROI.

Go To Source (www.aurorawdc.com)

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