Start-Ups

Business technology start-ups are increasingly attracting venture capital; find out how to take your idea and turn it into a business reality, and which technologies could make all the difference.

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    On The Fast Track

    Imagine losing your job and weeks later launching a business of your own. Meet Tommy Baldwin, a man who has turned a professional setback into his own checkered flag.

    Provided By American Express

  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    Environment Agency's Pioneering Online Tools Bring Revolutionary Data to Citizens

    An agency of the European Union, the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides independent and reliable information on the environment for policy makers and the general public. The agency is working towards raising environmental awareness across Europe by delivering easy-to-understand information about a number of environmental topics - among them, water...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    XD Platform Webinar

    With ever-increasing object sizes, network connectivity challenges, device types and user expectations, businesses are looking for advanced CDN technology. Technology that helps deliver content more intelligently and consistently, provide richer user experiences, and monetizes their valuable online content. Discover the genius behind the Limelight Networks XD Platform, how it takes...

    Provided By LimeLight

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Doing Business In Russia, Part 6: Rule Of Thumbs

    "Their starting-point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems to be marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe." Alexis de Tocqueville had it right in 1831 about America and Russia. And his perspective is right...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    "I Want To, But I Also Need To": Start-ups Resulting From Opportunity And Necessity

    When unemployed persons go into business, they often are characterized as necessity entrepreneurs, because push factors, namely their unemployment, likely prompted their decision. In contrast to this, business founders who have been previously employed represent opportunity entrepreneurs because pull factors provide the rationale for their decision. However, a data set...

    Provided By Institute for the Study of Labor

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    A Conversation With Russell Simmons

    Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons built a multi-faceted empire from the ground up. As the first African American to enter the jewelry business, he talks about color verses culture, and why his main reason for going to work was greater than building a company.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    SOA What?: Services Thinking Goes To Work

    Conventional wisdom says don't lock in until you have to. Which often makes good sense - especially when it comes to business-enabling technology. It also explains how Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) got started in the first place. Businesses wanted to make their technology environments more open and flexible, which is...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    How To Choose The Right MLM Company

    This video shares seven points to choose the right network marketing opportunity as the consumer is today flooded with opportunities, compensation plans so he should do his bit of research before choosing any opportunity.

    Provided By Howcast

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    A Conversation With Seth Sternberg

    Can you start a business without a traditional marketing plan? Seth Sternberg founded Meebo with the help of two technology bloggers. In this webcast, Sternberg offers up new-age advice for anyone looking to start a business. Plus, he spills a rookie mistake that everyone should try to avoid.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Word Of Mouth Today

    It used to be that if someone liked your business they would tell a few friends and those friends would tell a few friends. But today, it is far more likely that someone happy with your business will; Blog about it; Post their experience on a forum; Write a review...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    The 5 Deadly Signs Of Business Decay

    While running your business this year, how many times have you been told, "It's not working"? Really. Think about it. You created a whole new way to pitch clients but haven't landed one new piece of business. You launched a new line of shoes and no one is buying them....

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Non-Compete Covenants: Incentives To Innovate Or Impediments To Growth

    The authors find that the enforcement of non-compete clauses significantly impedes entrepreneurship and employment growth. Based on a panel of metropolitan areas in the United States from 1993 to 2002, the results indicate that, relative to states that enforce non-compete covenants, an increase in the local supply of venture capital...

    Provided By Yale University

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Spend 3 minutes with free EBS ROI Tool - and Save Thousands

    This free, interactive tool can quantify the benefits of an upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite R12 on IBM hardware. Quickly show your CFO how an upgrade can: Lower cost of ownership Deliver greater business intelligence Improve capabilities across all business areas Offer sustainable out-of-the-box integrations across product lines The...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Get Your Business Started On The Right Foot

    There are many people who would like to start their own business and even in recessionary times this is a good idea, if you have a good market. With the prominence of the internet and easy communication the opportunity to run a successful home based business is in reach for...

    Provided By Home Based Business Adviser

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Sources Of Venture Capital

    Some VCs focus on investing in particular industry sectors, or geographies, or stages of a company's life. Some may restrict their investments to local businesses. Some will fund early-stage companies, but others may only entertain investments in what are known as expansion-stage and later-stage companies. The definition of an early-stage...

    Provided By Bloomsbury Information

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Why It's So Difficult To Find Angel Capital

    Suppose you've started a business that needs $100,000 of external financing to get off the ground. Because none of your friends or family has the money to make the investment, you're looking for an accredited angel investor. That investor is going to be very, very hard to find. Statistically, very...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    An Entrepreneur's Checklist

    No matter what business vertical you're entering, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank outlines a few points of necessary focus for the emerging business start-up, including market opportunity, market regulations and distribution, competitors and complimentors, and technology breakthroughs. He notes that the customer is not always the same thing as the payer,...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Vertical Vs. Horizontal Markets

    In this webcast, the difference between vertical markets - niche players serving a specific need or customer set; and horizontal markets - goods or services that enable a platitude of businesses - are defined for the student of entrepreneurship. The needs of start-ups differ dramatically by vertical, says serial entrepreneur...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    A Conversation With Danny Meyer

    New York City's famous restaurateur Danny Meyer opened Union Square Cafe at age 27 with no industry experience. Twenty-four years later, he has yet to close any of his ten restaurants. In this webcast, Meyer reflects on Union Square Cafe's disastrous opening night, its haphazard marketing plan (fake pearls glued...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    What Gen Y Entrepreneurs Have Learned...And Can Teach You

    It may sound like a contradiction to say that the new Gen Y entrepreneurs have learned a lot, but it's because many of the lessons they've learned have come from watching others - especially other entrepreneurs. They're also more collaborative, unafraid to approach other business owners for partnerships, advice, or...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Designing A Strong Business

    Housewares retailer Crate and Barrel was conceived by a newlywed couple with good taste, little money and no place to shop. "People would get their glasses from the local gas station." "We realized we could provide a plethora of goods that people hadn't seen. Our job was to bring the...

    Provided By Northwestern University (Kellogg)

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Speeding the Search for Off Shore Developers

    How can businesses reduce the risks of offshoring? Is there an easy way to locate developers and evaluate their quality? CEOs are often forced to make difficult outsourcing decisions that will directly affect the future of the company. Time, distance and language barriers also make it difficult to assess the...

    Provided By Accelerance

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Entrepreneur Business Building ToolKit: Last Chance Don't Miss Out!

    This video explains exactly WHY the story ends up here at our storage locker, but began way back in 2006 when we had the honour.

    Provided By Howcast

  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Late Payments & Angel Investors

    Robert Walsh, the commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services, and Harleen Kahlon, a general manager at TheStreet.com, answer viewer questions about how to handle late payments in the economic downturn and whether to ask for money from one angel investor or appeal to many of...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Business Angel Investing: A Guide To The Legal, Tax & Regulatory Issues

    Business Angels invest both their expertise and money into small businesses to help them grow and achieve success in return for shares in the company. Business Angel Investing is not new and has been established for many years. There are an estimated 18,000 investors across the whole of the UK...

    Provided By British Business Angels Association

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    10 Tips: For Better Outsourcing Contracts

    Before entering into an outsourcing agreement, make sure you have done thorough due diligence. Obviously, the type and depth of diligence varies based on what services are being outsourced, but at the very least, you should review the financial stability of the outsourcer, talk with some of their other customers...

    Provided By SSON

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Low-skilled Immigrant Entrepreneurship

    More than half of the foreign born workforce in the U.S. have no schooling beyond high school and about 20 percent of the low-skilled workforce are immigrants. More than 10 percent of these low-skilled immigrants are self-employed. Utilizing longitudinal data from the 1996, 2001 and 2004 Survey of Income and...

    Provided By Institute for the Study of Labor

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind: Migration, Entrepreneurship And Social Capital

    The aim of this paper is to investigate whether return migrants are more likely to become entrepreneurs than non-migrants. The authors develop a theoretical search model that puts forward the trade off faced by returnees since overseas migration provides an opportunity for human and physical capital accumulation but, at the...

    Provided By Institute for the Study of Labor

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Do Institutions Have A Greater Effect On Female Entrepreneurs?

    This paper compares the impact of institutions on individual decisions to become entrepreneurs in the form of new business start ups by males and females across 44 developed and developing economies between 1998 and 2004. The authors test four hypotheses; that women are less likely to undertake entrepreneurial activity in...

    Provided By Institute for the Study of Labor

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Tips On Getting Good Business Credit

    As with everything in life, it's virtually impossible to create a successful business without a good line of credit. If you're a budding entrepreneur, you'll need to make sure that you keep yourself viable in the business world with an impeccable credit assessment. This paper provides the tips on Getting...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Tips On Building Your Business' Credit Rating

    Now that you've established your business' credit, you've must keep your rating high. There are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your business stays afloat and continues to generate you some brilliant capital. This paper expresses tips on Building Your Business' Credit Rating. No one wants...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Tips On Getting Good Credit For Your New Business

    So, you've decided to try your hand at owning a business. You have a product you believe in and you know your ideal market. However, even with a brilliant idea, 80% of all new businesses fail within the first year because they don't have the proper credit to keep them...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Tips On Establishing Start-Up Business Credit

    Though you may be in possession of a gold mine of a product, if you can't establish an impeccable line of credit, you may as well consign yourself to the yearly bin of businesses with good ideas but failed success. This paper provides some tips on establishing Start-Up Business Credit....

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    The Road To Building Business Credit

    After finding a product you believe in enough to build your business, you've got to make sure that you are financially covered - that means everything from having the perfect investors to having A+ credit. This paper explains the road to build the business credit. The author of this paper...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Markets With A Mission

    The mission of a business might seem simple: Produce a product or a service, make a profit, and use that profit to expand the business. But social and environmental issues are impacting the business world like never before. Customers and shareholders are demanding more accountability and, in return, these companies...

    Provided By University of Michigan (Ross)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Doing Business In Russia, Part 1: Three Sides Of The Coin

    "Their starting-point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems to be marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe." Alexis de Tocqueville had it right in 1831 about America and Russia. And his perspective is right...

    Provided By Thunderbird School of Global Management

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Measuring Organizational Openness to Strategic Business Networking

    Postmodern entrepreneurial organizations are ever more engaged in strategic business networking. It is argued in the paper that openness to strategic networking should be considered a core feature of emerging entrepreneurial companies of the authors' days. The theoretical basis and conceptual framework for the evaluation of an organization's openness to...

    Provided By Kaunas University of Technology

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Fighting For Ethical Leadership

    A year ago, business failures began erupting across our economy. And in the ensuing months, thousands lost jobs and their hopes for a stable future. Homes were foreclosed, factories shut down. And the pain felt by American households has been deep. "The risk-taking, greed and corporate misconduct of the past...

    Provided By University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Are Women Less Interested In Entrepreneurship Than Men?

    There's a tendency for policy makers and the media to argue that entrepreneurship is growing among women. In fact, many publications present data that compares the numbers of women business owners or self-employed over time to show that the numbers are on the rise. Take, for example, how the Office...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Ways To Make Quick Money

    People are always on the look for something that will allow them to make money quick and easy. Nowadays, people resort to the internet not just to find valuable information but to find a powerful avenue to make money. If a person wants to be like most successful internet marketers,...

    Provided By Howcast