Building an Enduring Business

12 Jun, 2002
To lay a foundation for an enduring organization, your competitive advantage needs to be sustainable. Otherwise, you can only take your company so far.

Seeking Investors — What Venture Capitalists Want

11 Jun, 2002
More and more VCs are investing in emerging-growth businesses. Find out how to get some of that cash.

Boosting Commitment in Your Team

30 May, 2002
This list of eight factors that influence employee commitment to the success of a project is based on the authors' book, "Win-Win Partnerships."

So You Want to Go Public?

30 May, 2002
This seven-step outline of the process of Initial Public Offerings is based on the book Going Public, by Frederick D. Lipman. It is accompanied by commentary from three CEOs who have ...

And Now, The End Is Near — It’s a Business Owner’s Least-Favorite Task: Firing an Employee

30 May, 2002
How can an employer minimize legal problems when it's necessary to fire an employee for unsatisfactory performance?

Born or Bred? What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

30 May, 2002
Does the growing interest in entrepreneurship translate into business success? Research suggests that there is an entrepreneurial personality that is either written in the genes or imprinted in early youth. Here, ...

Growing by Design

30 May, 2002
Growth opportunities come in a variety of forms. A great deal of valuable time and energy can be wasted if you do not pause long enough to evaluate the growth options ...

Cross-Promotions: The Free Form of Advertising

30 May, 2002
Cross-promotions combine an effective message with free distribution. In a sense, it is a new advertising medium with no monthly bills.

Getting Control of Your Cash

30 May, 2002
Most brokerage firms offer central asset accounts (also called asset management accounts) — combining checking, investing, and borrowing in a single account. The advantages of such accounts are described in relation ...

The Sales Autopsy: How to Build Future Sales on Current Successes

30 May, 2002
A sales analysis helps the entrepreneur build future sales on current successes.