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This article provides a helpful list of commonly used terms in the technology and entrepreneurship realm, including barriers to entry, discounted net present value, and the long tail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many companies go under because of failure of the relationships among the team members. Teams often launch firms without talking about what they want to get out of the venture. This article shows how company founders can better structure their top team relationships to prevent problems down the road.
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.
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.
You know you need a mentor, but finding one is not always easy. One mentor may not meet all your mentoring needs. But before you start finding mentors, determine what kind of advice you need.
Think of your board of advisers like your old college friend and your board of directors as your parents, says the author. Their roles are very different and your relationship with each should be customized for their part of your small business.
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