Start-Ups

Business technology startups are increasingly attracting venture capital.

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Easy Way To Start Your Small Business

    If you want to start your own business and want a little information about how to make an easy path or first step then you have to read following paper. You should decide what type of business you want. There are so many business ideas in the market. You can...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Top 5 Ways To Find Your Next Million-Dollar Idea

    Have you ever noticed how some of your best business ideas come when you're traveling? While you're no longer going through the motions in the well-worn grooves of your old habits, all five of your senses can be engaged in absorbing the different ways things get done. On your next...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Outsource Telesales Or Develop Expertise In-House?

    Telemarketing is one of the most potent strategies used by business executives. Selecting the most successful method in taking it from planning to implementation is vital to its meeting expectations. Telesales works to make a brand more visible and has a very positive impact on the growth of new businesses...

    Provided By AusBusiness Review

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    BRMS Whitepaper: Answers to Top BRMS Questions

    Answers to ten frequently asked questions about what business rule management systems are and how they are used.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Ridgely Evers On Small Vs. Big Business Leadership: Pt 3

    Anyone who's using their financials to drive their business is doing the equivalent of driving their car in the rearview mirror. It's never a happy outcome. You should check your financials often, just as you do the rearview mirror. But the important stuff is happening elsewhere. Your customers, your people,...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    The Two-Way Relationship Between Entrepreneurship and Economic Performance

    In this paper, the authors examine the two-way relationship between entrepreneurship and economic performance, using a harmonized data sets, while the relation between entrepreneurship and economic performance has been investigated extensively, most papers in this research field suffer from one or more methodological flaws, so that the important question: \"Does...

    Provided By University of Almeria

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    5 Tips For Pulling Off A Pop-Up Shop

    To pop-up or not to pop-up: this is a good question to consider if you're thinking of starting a business, and want to test the waters before making a full commitment. It's not easy to start a business that generates long-term interest beyond the initial concept. Opting to launch a...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Aug 2010

    Business Answers: Startup Sales & Stolen Marketing Material

    Colleen DeBaise, small business editor at The Wall Street Journal and author of the book "The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook," and Amilya Antonetti, CEO of AMA Enterprises and author of the book "The Recipe," answer viewer questions about increasing sales at a startup and how to handle...

    Provided By American Express

  • Downloads // Aug 2010

    Podcast: Smarter Collaboration Cost Reduction Strategy

    Are you CAPEX and OPEX challenged? Looking for ways to free up money in your IT budget immediately that can still help with long term TCO? Looking for rapid ROI? Smarter Collaboration solutions from IBM offers you an unique opportunity to focus, exploit opportunities, and act with speed. This podcast...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Reaching For The Skies

    If you decide to tackle an engineering challenge or to venture into the scientific unknown as an entrepreneur, you're embarking on a real adventure - difficult, fascinating, often risky. Sometimes you and your team might feel quite alone, while at others you might choose to partner with friends or even...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Business Answers: Interest Rates & Growing Your Personal Brand

    Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media, and Rod Kurtz, executive editor of AOL Small Business, answer viewer questions about how much interest an entrepreneur should expect to pay on a loan from family or friends and the best way for growing a personal brand in an already crowded market.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    How To Successfully Start A Small Business

    In order to start your own business and make it grow and soon to be a successful stream of income there are main things to consider and be prepared beforehand. Business Fueled by Passion: Doing a business which is your passion is the first thing to consider to be successful....

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    How To Put The Life Back Into Your Company

    After the past two years of the recession - watching expenses like a hawk and keeping a close eye on receivables - it wouldn't be surprising if you ended up with a bunker mentality. Maybe you don't embrace new opportunities with the same enthusiasm any more. The business just doesn't...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Tax Breaks For Booming Businesses

    Despite continued concerns of many struggling businesses, there are other businesses that are thriving today. If your business is booming, take advantage of tax rules to make sure that Uncle Sam doesn't earn more than you do from your efforts. Now is a great time to buy new items -...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Small Business Plan Online And Resources

    Small business plan online generally refers to resources a business can use to write an effective, persuasive business plan. When looking for funding, potential lenders and investors use a business's plan to determine the risk of a business based on its ability to profit. The more thought out a plan...

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    American Business: Rock Solid Relationship

    Starting a business with a friend can get complicated, but imagine launching a company with two friends. Meet three college buddies turned entrepreneurs who opened a rock climbing gym in Brooklyn, New York. Find out how they managed to make the best of what could have been some tricky times.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Business Answers: Getting A Loan And Admitting To Mistakes

    Erica Duignan-Minnihan, CEO of Mamatini, and Paul Lewis, a serial entrepreneur who has founded five companies, answer viewer questions about the best place to get a loan and whether or not you should tell your customers about a technical glitch with your business.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Top Five: Measuring Your Growth

    You need to look beyond your balance sheet to measure the progress of your startup company. This webcast provides five other ways to evaluate your growth.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Can You Answer These 10 Planning Questions?

    How well are you managing your business? Is your planning helping you steer the business well? Are you controlling your own destiny? Are you satisfied with the business as is, or do you think you can do better? Starting, growing and even surviving in business is a matter of navigating...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Entrepreneurship And Capabilities In A "Beginner" Oil Multinational: The Case Of ENI

    The authors laid the groundwork for the company's growth during the 1950s and 1960s. Group of knowledgeable specialists, who were equipped with a complex set of capabilities that enabled them to oversee and perform operational tasks. The task of adapting that set of capabilities began in the latter half of...

    Provided By Harvard Business School

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Is Your Business Ready For The New Normal?

    As entrepreneurs, we have to adapt to whatever "The new normal" is this year. Or quarter. Or week. At any time. Agility is one of the greatest advantages you have over larger competitors. You have the ability to anticipate and adjust to major trends much more quickly than large corporations...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Small Business That Surely Works

    Having trouble finding your career? Why not try to get into business? Start your own small business and fulfill the success that you desire. However starting a business is not an easy task. It needs lot of preparation, research and motivation. There are some things that you should take into...

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Learning From The Pros: Jim Koch

    Jim Koch is better known as the man behind the beer. His Boston Beer Company, the maker of Samuel Adams, now sells two million barrels of lager around the world every year. He shares his recipe for entrepreneurial success since making his first batch of beer back in 1984.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    When Opportunity Knocks, Think Twice

    As your business succeeds, you will think of more ideas and find more opportunities to pursue them. Additional revenues, relationships and a broader customer base will open more doors. You will want to offer more products and features. You will want to capitalize on the opportunity before you. But should...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Why Businesses Need Strategic Planning?

    Without a proper business strategy the business has no direction. Strategy maps where one want to go to. One can do the business without strategy, but the results are not what one wants. Strategic planning involves creating a strategy that the business is going to follow over a defined time...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Top 5 Tips For Entrepreneurial Success

    A successful business isn't the product or service it sells, its supply chain or its corporate culture: It is a group of people bound together by a common purpose and vision. The best designed business plan will come to nothing if it is not carried out by an enthusiastic and...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    How Businesses Are Booming

    Every day business owners are celebrating individual wins: a new product, a new hire, a grand opening, another satisfied customer. They're looking forward, finding better ways to do business, and succeeding in spite of challenges. They're getting more out of their businesses and giving back to their communities. They are,...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Top Five: Evaluating A Franchise

    If you're thinking about starting a business, opening a franchise is always an option. This webcast explains about five trips for evaluating franchise opportunities courtesy of the Small Business Administration.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Coming Up With A Business Idea

    Go Try It On is a website where people get advice on their outfits after uploading a picture for others on the site to see. Founder & CEO Marissa Evans says she got the idea for her business from the countless moments her friends and sister would ask her for...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Small Business Marketing Ideas - How Can You Promote Your Company

    If you have a small business and are wondering how you can promote it to get a better number of customers, this paper is for you. To tell you the truth, there are many business promotional ideas that seem to be the best, but a majority of these require a...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    A Passion For Education

    If one build it, they will come - so the mantra goes - and that's exactly what Ng Gim Choo did with the EtonHouse group of schools. And serendipity, as it turned out, would play a key role. After a stint in London where her husband relocated for work, Ng...

    Provided By INSEAD

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    3 Easy Ways Any Business Can Save Money

    We hear a lot about the economy turning around - that businesses are experiencing an upswing. Nevertheless, the glory days haven't exactly returned for many businesses, which are still making cuts and whittling budgets down. Even if your business is doing fine, it never hurts to be smart and trim...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Entrepreneurial Risk Choice And Credit Market Equilibria

    The authors analyze under what conditions credit markets are efficient in providing loans to entrepreneurs who can start a new project after previous failure. An entrepreneur of uncertain talent chooses the riskiness of her project. If banks cannot perfectly observe the risk of previous projects, two equilibria may coexist: an...

    Provided By Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Small Business Rules: The Extreme Pizza Rule

    "Keep your friends close, and your franchisees closer." - The Extreme Pizza Rule. Todd Parent learned the ins-and-outs of his business before he started his company, even though it meant starting at the bottom of the restaurant eco-system. When Todd decided he wanted to open a restaurant, he didn't have...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    8 Great Business Ideas You Can Start Today

    Conventional wisdom says that starting a new business in an economic downturn is a bad idea. But we're learning that some industries are growing, despite the shaky economy. This paper provides some of the best ideas for starting a business right now. Most of them don't require much startup resources...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    How To Pay Your Employees When Your Startup Is Just Getting Started

    Call it the Catch-22 of startup life. You need talented employees to help grow your business. But without enough cash flow, you can't get the money to pay them. "It's the dilemma every early-stage company faces," says Rosalind Resnick, CEO of Axxess Business Consulting in New York. Certainly, you might...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Alternate Financing For Small Business

    In a time when people are finding it hard to make ends meet, businesses are falling by the wayside. With money for operations hard to come by, many businesses are looking for alternate sources of business loans that were not available as readily a few years ago. Traditionally, money was...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Business Insights Webcast: Application Virtualization (App-V) Enterprise Return on Investment (Level 100)

    Quantifying the business value of IT investment is vital in today's tough economic climate. Every investment is expected to show strong and tangible financial return. To help organizations assess the economic impact (business value) of deploying Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), analysts Ben Gray and Jeffrey North of Forrester conducted an...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • News // Jun 2010

    Living Social customer testimonial video

    LivingSocial is a social application which allows people to share reviews of their favorite movies, books, games, music and restaurants. When their new local deals product launched, which pairs users with one-day deals at local restaurants, spas, sporting and events, they went from zero users to 35 million. Learn how...

    Provided By Rackspace Hosting

  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    American Business: Start Me Up

    Starting your own company is not for the faint of heart. For most, the journey is filled with incredibly exciting times and moments of complete terror. Meet two entrepreneurs who have put everything on the line to turn their concept into a reality.

    Provided By American Express