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.

  • Keeping Customers Happy in a Highly Competitive Environment

    Webcasts // Nov 2010 // provided by Tableau Software

    Keeping your customers happy is a critical success factor for any business. However, effective customer retention strategies can be difficult to quantify. In this real world case study, learn how National Motor Club faces this challenge every day. Follow their analysis of customer retention, from basic data on customer, attributes, ...

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  • DWBI - IBM Smart Analytics System: Working Smarter with Analytics

    White Papers // Nov 2010 // provided by IBM

    Working smarter means being able to optimize and grow your business. The IBM Smart Analytics System is a ready-to-use analytics solution that turns information into insights and accelerates decision-making across your business. Read the white paper and put your business in the best position to quickly adapt and grow in ...

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  • From Rags To Riches: How Robust Is The Influence Of Culture On Entrepreneurial Activity?

    White Papers // Nov 2010 // provided by KOF

    Entrepreneurial activity differs substantially across countries. While cultural differences have often been proposed as an explanation, measuring a country's cultural characteristics suffers from various problems. In this paper, the authors test the hypothesis that cultural factors influence entrepreneurial behavior by looking at differences in self-employment rates between immigrant groups within ...

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  • Where To Find Funding For Your Startup

    White Papers // Oct 2010 // provided by American Express

    If you're just launching a startup, you're in luck. Getting the initial investment for your company is easier than it's been in a long time. The reason? Angel investing is hotter than hot, causing all sorts of disruption in the world of funding. Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator, a ...

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  • How To Get Goldman Sachs To Fund Your Business

    White Papers // Oct 2010 // provided by American Express

    One of Goldman Sachs' charity initiatives is a small business program called 10,000 Small Businesses. It's a fantastic program that has funded at least six inspirational entrepreneurs, and a great opportunity for those looking to start a business, but don't have the funds. Do you want to start a small ...

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  • Indirect Exporters

    White Papers // Oct 2010 // provided by CEPII

    Intermediation in international trade is a topic which has received large interest in the last few years. An empirical literature has arisen documenting the important role played by wholesalers and distributors in mediating international trade. Indeed, Akerman (2010) shows that half of Swedish exporting firms are wholesalers, although they only ...

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  • Starting A Business After 50

    White Papers // Oct 2010 // provided by American Express

    Maybe you are bored. Maybe you have been downsized. Maybe retirement isn't for you. Whatever the case, there are many reasons why someone over 50 may want to become an entrepreneur. In fact, it is not surprising why someone might consider starting a business when they are older: You have ...

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  • 3 Questions Every New Business Owner Must Answer

    White Papers // Oct 2010 // provided by American Express

    So, you've just made the decision to start up a business. Congratulations! Now is the inevitable questions and doubts: Do I have enough money to start up my business? Should I get a loan right now? Am I a good fit for my business? These are the three powerful questions ...

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  • Start-Up And See It Through

    Webcasts // Oct 2010 // provided by Stanford University

    Most startups won't achieve the acclaim of Google, but that does not preclude these ventures from creating value for the entrepreneurs who start them. With conviction in life, and a respect for the stress, competition, and long hours of entrepreneurship, having a passionate idea that you're willing to see through ...

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  • Lean Startups And Fat Startups

    Webcasts // Oct 2010 // provided by Stanford University

    Venture capitalist Mark Suster believes being a lean startup is related to size and funding levels, rather than speed and product iteration. However, once a startup finds a strong product and market fit, they will need to get "Fat" quickly, in order to compete with larger companies, particularly in "Winner ...

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