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Preparing a Preliminary Forecast
9/25/2006
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Before building a detailed line-by-line budget, entrepreneurs should prepare a preliminary forecast, projecting estimates of the primary components of profitability--sales, cost of goods sold, and operating expenses.

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Product/Service Development Potential
9/25/2006
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This tool provides questions to help entrepreneurs consider the strategic and tactical pluses and minuses of investing in new product/service development.

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Developing My Customer Profile
9/20/2006
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Use this tool to identify your major customer groups, their distinguishing characteristics, and the market research needed to develop a customer profile.

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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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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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Mastering the Rockefeller Habits Checklist
8/7/2006
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This checklist, derived from the book, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, includes a set of key tasks for entrepreneurs to undertake every day in running their company. Examples include setting up an executive situation room for rapid-response meetings, ensuring company alignment of quarterly goals, and establishing an efficient internal communications stream.

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Sample Template on Pitching Angels
8/7/2006
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Raising money by selling equity to investors is a rare activity for companies, says CommonAngels' James Geshwiler. Not many CEOs get much practice or guidance on how to do this key task. This document is a sample template for entrepreneurs to use in pitching their companies to angel investors, and covers six main areas of risk and ability to generate return for investors.

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Sample Non-Disclosure Agreement
8/1/2006
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This document is a sample legal agreement covering non-disclosure of intellectual property in the context of a potential company sale between two parties.

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Sample U.S. Patent Filing
8/1/2006
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This document is a sample of an actual filed patent, and includes key sections such as product abstract, diagrams, and detailed description of the invention.

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Technology Feasibility Assessment and Plan
8/1/2006
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This tool allows entrepreneurs to assess their progress developing their companies' technology and to create a plan to ensure its viability and protection.

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