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Building and Inspiring an Organization

“In Need of Expansion Capital? Consider Other People’s Money”

The biggest barrier to expansion faced by today’s small businesses is capital. Entrepreneurs using traditional forms of capital acquisition have only two options: debt or equity. However, they would be wise to consider franchising because it allows them to expand without the risk and lack of availability of debt or the cost of equity. This article from Entrepreneurial Edge magazine looks at franchising as an alternative form of capital acquisition.

Defining and Serving a Market

“Trend Watch 2001″

9 forces that will shape your company’s future.

Acquiring and Managing Finances

“Knocking on Venture-Capital Doors”

How to find money to take your company to the next level.

Human Resources Management

“Attracting the Best Executives”

What to do when you need a new CEO or another top-level hire? Your HR staff has a hard enough time filling your other vacancies. Hiring for an exec takes a bit more savvy.

Legal Issues and Taxes

“Comply with Employment Laws — Painlessly”

Avoid pitfalls that can trigger costly litigation.

Operations and Technology

“Creating Your Employee Policy Handbook”

Employee handbooks should be more than just a pile of photocopies you thrust at a new hire. Handbooks provide a common framework for communicating your corporate culture. If used properly, they can protect you legally as well.