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Building and Inspiring an Organization

“Ten Critical Elements of a Winning Business Plan”

The financial experts agree: the business plan is the most crucial element of a loan application. Regardless of what type of investor you approach — a traditional bank lender, venture capitalist, angel, or any of the many others — before they even consider your loan request, they will want to review your business plan. In this article from Entrepreneurial Edge Magazine, Tom Canfield, president of the Enterprise Corporation of Pittsburgh, says these ten questions should be answered in your business plan.

Defining and Serving a Market

“It’s a Small World After All”

Getting started: a primer on international trade.

Acquiring and Managing Finances

“What’s Your Company Really Worth?”

Going for growth? This number will help you get up to speed.

Human Resources Management

“How to Train One-On-One”

Training is an ongoing process that takes many forms, from assigning new members to functioning teams to retraining workers to learn new and different skills. Gain the tools and techniques for a systematic approach to training employees on the job, regardless of the situation.

Legal Issues and Taxes

“Product Adaptation”

Seeing "universal applications" in a software product puts Chris Muller on the road to doubling the size of his company.

Operations and Technology

“When Trust Is Not Enough”

Stunned by internal computer crime, Scarborough Group changed hiring and management practices.