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.

  • 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

    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

    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...

    Provided By SooperArticles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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....

    Provided By SooperArticles

  • 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...

    Provided By SooperArticles

  • 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

    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

    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...

    Provided By SooperArticles

  • 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

    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

    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...

    Provided By SooperArticles

  • 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...

    Provided By SooperArticles

  • 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

    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

    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

  • 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

  • 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...

    Provided By SooperArticles

  • 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

  • Podcasts // May 2010

    A Panorama Of Venture Capital And Beyond

    Serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen offers the Stanford audience a rare opportunity to pose open questions. Topics addressed include everything from the state of VC and the stock market, to Facebook's market dominance, to the rebirth of consumer electronics. In addition, Andreessen offers ground rules for the start-up, including tips on...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Keep It Fast And Simple

    A core fundamental proposition for building any new business must be a relentless desire to wow the customer, says PlayFirst CEO Mari Baker. Think of every customer as a salesperson, and bring them solutions that are faster and easier ways to solve their problems. Maintain focus amidst a sea of...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Achieving Grandiose Failure

    After five years of product build-out and $40 million of capital, author Eric Ries shares his personal story of monumental startup failure. The important distinction that he draws is not that his company failed to execute. To the contrary, all went strictly to plan, hiring the best talent, releasing a...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Benefits Of Stealth Mode

    Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee sees the fertile breeding ground for his venture at the intersection of info-tech and green tech. Even with a solid idea and a unique concept, his company decided to quietly accept venture capital and gain market traction in stealth mode for the first 18 months. The...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Don't Lose Faith In Your Start-up

    Frazzled feelings and brick walls are frequently part of the trying path to start-up success. In this inspiring webcast from Miox CEO Carlos Perea, he shares in that frustration, and also shares an anecdote that rekindles his company's opportunity to save lives and improve living conditions worldwide. Perea urges other...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Look For Opportunities To "Go Deep"

    Miles wide and a quarter-of-an-inch deep, recalls Tom Conrad, Pandora CTO, of the work experience that he had while working at Apple. Employees were expected to dabble in all areas, from engineering to product design. Conrad contrasts this with his experience at Berkeley Systems, where he had the opportunity to...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Dwarfed By Metrics

    With over 50 million listeners, Pandora is easily one of the most popular online music vehicles. But as compared to the entire mass radio spectrum, Pandora remains a mere blip on the airwaves. CTO Tom Conrad states that a key strategy in remaining focused comes from the metrics enterprises choose...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Strive To Remain Agile

    Despite the company's growing size, Pandora CTO Tom Conrad states that his company resists the urge to make any long-term plans. In fact, they never plan an operating schedule more than three months in advance. Though this practice makes some operations more difficult, the flexibility allows the upstart enterprise to...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Who Makes The Best VC?

    Is an operations background a mandatory prerequisite for running a start-up? Not necessarily, but it helps, says serial entrepreneur Marc Andreessen. While nearly anyone with any experience can manage a successful enterprise, it helps to have had hands-on experience in the event of layoffs, restructuring, and the like.

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Success Is Not About You

    Being humble isn't merely a kind gesture; it's the only way to still respect yourself in the midst of a trying start-up experience. Pandora CTO Tom Conrad urges entrepreneurs to resist the cult of personality that can permeate a company, and instead revel in the combined success of your team...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Efficiency-Seeking Or Recipe-Following? The Case Of Outsourcing

    This paper examines outsourcing as a contemporary example of "Best practice" to examine the relationship between historical narratives, managerial actions and management theories. The authors argue mangers are neither ruthless efficiency seekers, as Chandlerian business history would have them believe, nor blind followers of fads and fashions as proposed by...

    Provided By Lancaster University

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Do you Have an Enterprise-wide Cloud Strategy?

    Cloud computing is experiencing strong, sustained growth across enterprises large and small. Proven benefits like flexibility, cost reduction, and rapid provisioning of new applications and services are among the drivers. But as cloud models continue to mature, IT leaders face a number of decision points as they seek to maximize...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Case Study: Mission Australia: Better Serving the Community

    Most of organisations or businesses wanted to respond to their clients faster and more efficiently. This study gives you an idea on how to drive value-add IT projects and the ability to scale up and down as well as increase performance effectively. Download this case study today to learn...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Nondisruptive Operations and Clustered Data ONTAP

    As IT operations become more and more critical to business, no downtime can be tolerated. Downtime causes lost business, poor customer satisfaction, and competitive weakness. Today’s “always-on” data centers are all about how the underlying infrastructure provides continuous data availability to the applications despite changing business needs. Read more.

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Tyco Integrated Security: How Secure is Your Business Infographic

    This valuable infographic shows the top seven External Threats to a business, the top three internal threats to a business and the top three concerns for management when considering a business security solution. This infographic helps assess the potential threats in a working environment and reduce the potential risks. This...

    Provided By Tyco

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Entrepreneurship and Risk - Taking

    Risk - taking and Entrepreneurship are two associated words studying in the entrepreneurial literature. In the most definitions, entrepreneurs are associated with risk and risk - taking. One of the most important factors in the entrepreneurs+ success is their risk - taking .Entrepreneurs must be risk - taker to realize...

    Provided By Islamic Azad University

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Unified Communications as a Service for Legal Firms: New Solutions to Address Client Service, Profitability and Business Continuity Objectives

    The US legal profession is under pressure on many fronts. Many firms are seeing the quantity and quality of client opportunities dwindle. The relative scarcity of opportunities has created intense competition and constrained billable rates. Globalization has introduced new client requirements and ultra-low-cost competition. The convergence of these factors has...

    Provided By Cypress Communications

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Putting Cloud Computing into Action

    One key advantage of Cloud Computing is that it provides businesses with crucial software and hardware online. Instead of having a data center on the premises, businesses access data transfer and processing at remote locations via the Internet. With Cloud Computing businesses greatly reduce their capital expenditures while responding to...

    Provided By Conference Calls Unlimited

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Security Threats to Business, the Digital Lifestyle, and the Cloud: Trend Micro Predictions for 2013 and Beyond

    In 2013, managing the security of devices, small business systems, and large enterprise networks will be more complex than ever before. Users are breaking down the PC monoculture by embracing a wider variety of platforms, each with its own user interface, OS, and security model. Businesses, meanwhile, are grappling with...

    Provided By Trend Micro Australia

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    What's Next for ERP?

    Download this thought leadership piece from Phil Wainewright, ZDNet blogger and author of the book Frictionless Enterprise, to learn how business trends like mobilisation, social and collaboration are making cloud ERP a necessity for growing businesses.

    Provided By NetSuite AU

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Vendor Management: Reduce Complexities for Your Clients

    How many different vendors do your clients have to deal with? Printer guys, phone people, security systems…the list goes on. Simplify life for your clients by offering vendor management as a service. Become the one person your client calls when they have a problem, and you’ll manage the issue with...

    Provided By ConnectWise 2013

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Mobilising Sales - Making money in the mobile commerce revolution

    One in three Australians are purchasing from a mobile device. In 2012, PayPal processed $14 billion in worldwide mobile payments. But who are these mobile shoppers? How is their behaviour different from traditional online shoppers? And, most importantly, what does this mean for businesses? Where does a business start with...

    Provided By PayPal Australia

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Research on the Financing of Small and Medium Enterprises

    Small and medium enterprises' financing constraints are an important reason for its development in recent years, national policy and legal aspects are also efforts to promote the development of SMEs, the SME financing is still a lot of the biggest obstacles to entrepreneurs. In this paper, the status of financing...

    Provided By Canadian Center of Science and Education

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    You Work 24/7 For Your Business. So Should Your Server.

    Are you not sure if your business could benefit from a server? Use this checklist to help you decide if adding a server to your business can be an efficient and affordable way to help you and your employees reach new levels of productivity, while protecting valuable company data and...

    Provided By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Nov 2006

    An Operationalization of Stevenson's Conceptualization of Entrepreneurship as Opportunity-Based Firm Behavior

    Stevenson (1983) holds that entrepreneurial management, defined as a set of opportunity-based management practices, can help firms remain vital and contribute to firm and societal level value creation. While his conceptualization has received much attention, little progress has been made because of a lack of empirical tools to examine his...

    Provided By Queensland Treasury Corporation

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    10 Reasons your Business Needs VoIP

    Voice over Internet from Alaska Communications lets you make and receive calls over the Internet anywhere, anytime—keeping employees connected and boosting productivity. It’s a hosted and flexible phone communication solution that works the way you do. No hardware equipment to purchase, software to maintain or even IT staff to hire...

    Provided By Alaska Communications

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Microbanking for Rural Entrepreneurship Development

    The awareness of the role of microenterprise as one of the \"Backbones\" of rural economy has increased. This is because of microenterprise conduct income generation activities for creating self-employment. More than 73% of small enterprise especially in the rural face financial problem and need credit but do not apply, as...

    Provided By researchgate.net

  • 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 // Mar 2011

    An Empirical Analysis Of The Money Supply Process In Ghana: 1983-2006

    This paper examines the major drivers of the asset counterpart of the observed money supply in Ghana since the adoption of the Economic Recovery Programmes in Ghana. Using the traditional money multiplier approach, the relative contributions of fiscal financing and capital inflows to the money supply process were examined. It...

    Provided By Munich Personal Repec Archive

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Entrepreneurship And Compliance With Minimum Wage Law

    In this paper, the authors introduce firm heterogeneity in the context of a model of non-compliance with minimum wage legislation. The introduction of heterogeneity in the ease with which firms can be monitored for non compliance allows them to show that non-compliance will persist in sectors which are relatively difficult...

    Provided By Munich Personal Repec Archive

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    The Return-To-Entrepreneurship Puzzle

    The returns to entrepreneurship are monetary and non-monetary. The authors offer new evidence on these returns using a large sample of genetically identical male twins. The within-twin analysis suggests that OLS estimates are downwards, and traditional first-differenced panel data estimates upwards biased. They find no differences in the earnings of...

    Provided By Munich Personal Repec Archive

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Small Business Guide To Doing Business In Alabama

    There are a number of steps which should be taken before anyone starts a small business in Alabama. Detailed descriptions of all the areas involved in planning a business venture are discussed in the following sections of this book. The following checklist is designed to be used as a general...

    Provided By Alabama Development Office

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Starting A New Business: An Educational Brochure For Alabama Taxpayers

    Contact all necessary agencies that you feel may affect your business or yourself. Do not rely on secondhand information or someone else to contact all the agencies for you. There are forms that must be completed with information that only you will know about your business; and, usually, these must...

    Provided By Alabama Development Office

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Flight Of Angels: Bootstrapping Startup Companies

    Where would startup companies be without Angel Investors? We will find out in 2009! In 2007, 258,200 angel investors pumped $26 billion into 57,120 companies? The Angel Capital Association recently conducted an Angel investments survey; half the respondents believe they will receive more investment requests in 2009 than in 2008....

    Provided By Evaluations Plus

  • 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 // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Nonprofits When Creating Business Ventures

    Nonprofit business ventures are not a fad or a new idea. Many environmental organizations, literacy efforts, youth groups, senior service providers and affordable housing advocates, among others, are creating ventures. Whether they are large or small, nonprofits run franchises, thrift shops, food service companies, consulting firms and even manufacturing companies...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • 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 // Jun 2009

    Predicting The Price Index For Jewelry And Jewelry Products: 2009 To 2016

    It was demonstrated that jewelry and jewelry products price can be predicted at a several year horizon. The prediction consists of three steps. First, the authors show that the difference between producer price index and the index for jewelry and jewelry products is characterized by the presence of sustainable mid-term...

    Provided By Munich Personal Repec Archive

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Grow Your Business With CRM

    Do you feel as if you have reached a stalemate with your business? If you feel as if you have reached a plateau and you are not able to grow your business any further, it is time for you to seriously consider purchasing customer relationship management (CRM) software. The reality...

    Provided By CRM & Social Media Online

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Why Pay For CRM Services?

    As a business owner, you have one main goal: to ensure the profitability of your business over the long run. For most businesses, attaining this goal involves a careful balance of income versus expenditures. As you look for ways to boost revenues, you are also looking for ways to cut...

    Provided By CRM & Social Media Online