Venture Capital Financing

Venture Capital Financing - http://www.evancarmichael.com Avatar Posted by jrjr under Raising Capital
From http://www.evancarmichael.com 4166 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 24, 2008 2:05 pm
Raising money for starting your own small business and defining what venture capital is. Read More

10 Commandments of Negotiations

10 Commandments of Negotiations - http://www.thenegotiationguru.com Avatar Posted by jensthang under Management
From http://www.thenegotiationguru.com 4165 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 24, 2008 2:04 pm
The 10 commandments of negotiations here apply to every negotiator, deal maker, mediator, lawyer or simply anyone who's trying to negotiate something. To be real successful in negotiations, you need to invest and reinvest time to prepare ahead and adopt skills to help you improvise on the spot. Read More

The Deviant Approach to Creativity

The Deviant Approach to Creativity - http://www.marketingprofs.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Marketing
From http://www.marketingprofs.com 4166 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 22, 2008 7:36 pm
Take a look around your office—what do you see? The traditional mix of memorabilia, photos from company golf tournaments? But you probably don't have a poster of the Sex Pistols above your desk. And Amantha Imber of Inventium says its deviant imagery, or something of similar shock value, might be just what you need for optimum brainstorming. Read More

7 Things Innovators Do That You Don't

7 Things Innovators Do That You Don't - http://open-source-innovation.com Avatar Posted by bradjennings under Self-Development
From http://open-source-innovation.com 4166 days ago
Made Hot by: thesmiths on March 22, 2008 4:39 am
What prevents you from being a great innovator? Not much. Innovators by and large aren't creative geniuses gifted with da Vinci-like talent. It's not what they ARE - it's what they DO. They do these seven things you most likely do not. Read More

Small business wields power in U.S. health debate

Small business wields power in U.S. health debate - http://www.reuters.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under News
From http://www.reuters.com 4166 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 22, 2008 12:58 am
Small businesses say years of crushing health care costs have them backing major changes this time around. The NFIB helped derail President Bill Clinton's effort to overhaul the health insurance system during the 1990s. Now, small companies with an average of 10 workers are bearing the greatest burden of insurance premium increases, which have gr Read More

Why you need to build a relationship with your banker

Why you need to build a relationship with your banker - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 4166 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 21, 2008 7:02 pm
While every business has a bank, few have a banker. That's because bankers are too often seen as obstacles standing between an entrepreneur and the bank's vault. However, small businesses are not doing business with a building — the bank — they are working with people — the bankers. So forging a relationship is crucial. Read More

More small businesses haggle to cut shipping costs

More small businesses haggle to cut shipping costs - http://www.businesschannel1.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Finance
From http://www.businesschannel1.com 4167 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 21, 2008 3:08 pm
Article discusses new ways to get USPS discounts along with how to negotiate with shipping companies. Read More

Text Analytics Can Turn Customer Feedback Into More-Meaningful Insight

Text Analytics Can Turn Customer Feedback Into More-Meaningful Insight - http://adage.com Avatar Posted by ILuvMktg under News
From http://adage.com 4167 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 21, 2008 2:12 pm
Text analytics -- a general term for the mining and interpretation of written words -- has been used for more than two decades, most notably by the defense industry. However, today it is marketers who are increasingly turning to text analytics to mine information from the mountains of customer data they've accrued from customer-service surveys, e Read More

Advocate for small firms has rule reform in mind

Advocate for small firms has rule reform in mind - http://www.latimes.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under News
From http://www.latimes.com 4167 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 21, 2008 2:07 pm
Thomas M. Sullivan, head of the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy, aims to make sure U.S. regulations treat entrepreneurs fairly. As the fifth chief counsel to head the office created in 1976 as an independent voice for small business within the federal government, Sullivan would like to see the day that all 90-plus federal agenc Read More

Green Retail: Start with One Shelf

Green Retail: Start with One Shelf - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Marketing
From http://www.allbusiness.com 4168 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 20, 2008 4:53 pm
Many, if not most, consumers want to do their part to help the environment, and retailers can help by stocking, at minimum, a few green items. Start with just one shelf. Perhaps paint it green. In a clothing store, you might stock that shelf with clothes made from natural or organic fibers. A bed and bath store could feature cotton shower curtains Read More
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