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Microsoft's Reorganization: 5 Issues Decoded

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 9:19 AM

"One Microsoft all of the time." This is what Microsoft is calling its latest reorganization.

These corporate announcements are often delicately crafted to make everything sound positive and constructive. Here are five issues decoded from Microsoft's fancy corporate speak:

1. Management and employees have to stop unhealthy internal...

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4 Ways Big Business Can Be a Keystone in Entrepreneurship Ecosystems

(2) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 11:29 AM

Given the sustained challenging economic environment, there has been a lot of focus on how the U.S. can grow and compete, particularly in the areas of entrepreneurship and small business. This does not only include from the government or public sector view point, but very much from that of the...

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5 Tips to Sharpen Your Pitch for Funding

(9) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 3:20 PM

As an entrepreneur, one is pitching almost every second of every day. You are pitching to investors or debtors for access to capital, pitching customers to buy your product or service, and pitching your supply chain vendors and other partners to work with you and give you value for dollar....

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The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator: Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship

(18) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 12:51 PM

The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator: Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Given the sustained challenging economic environment, there has been a lot of focus on how the U.S. can grow and compete. This does not only include from the government or public sector view-point, but very much from that of the private sector....

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5 Tips for Small Business From Hedge Fund and Private Equity Magnates

(12) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 1:53 PM

Power makers and breakers recently attended the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha Conference in New York. Some of the attendees included Henry R. Kravis, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of KKR, Robert S. Kapito, president of BlackRock Inc., Timothy Geithner, U.S. secretary of the Treasury and many others. The hedge fund managers...

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Four Reasons Your Small Business Needs Risk Management

(11) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 7:07 PM

As an entrepreneur, is risk management something you think about or even think applies to your business? What is risk management anyway?

Many large, medium and small companies spend a lot of time on risk management and have it embedded in their culture. This includes defining the components of...

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Due Diligence: Seven Questions to Consider

(24) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 1:57 PM

In my last article on Buyer Beware: 5 Steps to Consider Before Hiring a Small Business Consultant, we touched on the importance of doing your due diligence. Many of you further asked the following questions: What is due diligence? What does it really involve? Due diligence is fundamental...

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Buyer Beware: 5 Steps to Consider Before Hiring a Small Business Consultant

(80) Comments | Posted March 27, 2012 | 2:00 PM

Are you a small business owner in need of help? What is the help that you need? Do you need clear vision and strategy, planning, organization, resources, access to capital and the ability to execute, or all of the above? At times you may feel overwhelmed?

Even large companies...

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