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SWOT Analysis Worksheet
4/1/2007
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A SWOT analysis helps identify Strengths and Weaknesses and examine the Opportunities and Threats you or your competitors may face. This tools helps you learn more about your competition gain greater insight into the market.

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Sample Compensation Philosophy
6/1/2007
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As you are determining the right executive compensation program, you might find this tool helpful in establishing and communicating an overall compensation philosophy for your company.

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Sample Executive Employment Agreement
6/1/2007
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This document is a sample executive employment agreement covering base salary, incentive bonus, equity incentives, benefits, termination, restrictive covenants, intellectual property, and more.

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Sample Proposed Employee Incentive Program
6/1/2007
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This tool was designed to assist an entrepreneur who set up a bonus system that keyed off the company's EBITDA. By having a bonus program tied to EBITDA, top team members were forced to think like an owner thinks about expenses, opportunities, and investment.

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The New Standard for Deferred Compensation
6/6/2007
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The U.S. Congress enacted IRC Section 409A in the midst of corporate scandals that saw highly-paid executives receive deferred compensation payments while other employees lost their retirement savings. Public and private companies must comply for deferred compensation to keep preferential tax treatment status. This article outlines the risks of not complying and what compensation is involved.

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Sample Cash Flow Report
1/1/2008
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Review this sample Cash Flow Report and Cash Flow Statement for this year old business to understand the primary differences in these two reports and the value in using them in reporting financial information.

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Business Plan Checklist
7/22/2010
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This tool will help you identify areas in your plan that need additional atttention before it is complete.

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Equity Capital Sources for High Growth Entrepreneurs
7/22/2010
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This article discusses the sources of equity capital for entrepreneurs starting and growing new ventures.

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Evaluate Growth Opportunities Worksheet
7/22/2010
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Use this tool to evaluate growth opportunities based on your vision, business growth readiness, and market potential for opportunities you have already identified.

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Growth Analysis Map
7/22/2010
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This helpful tool identities the four major steps in analyzing and planning a business's growth--growth indicators, industry potential, growth opportunities, and market potential.

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