Start-Ups

Business technology startups are increasingly attracting venture capital.

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Importance Of Bookkeeping Software For Small Business

    Bookkeeping accounting is an important part for every type of business. Today's business world is a huge therefore every small business as well as large business has aggressive atmosphere to organize business financial transaction. Normally bookkeeping accounting software particularly designed for the need of accountants, lawyers and business professional. It...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Diane Von Furstenberg On Female Entrepreneurs

    Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Chairman of DVF Studio, LP, believes that women's fear of their own strength can sometimes prevent them from getting their companies off the ground. In conversation with Susan Sobbott, Diane discusses the importance of building relationships, and explains that "You cannot do it completely alone."

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Don't Fear The Second Career

    "First time around, I did it by instinct. Now I do it by experience." IN this webcast, Diane Von Furstenberg, Founder and Chairman of DVF Studio, LP, shares why business owners should not be afraid of launching "Second careers."

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    In Business, Be Pragmatic

    Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Chairman of DVF Studio, LP, states "I learned to swim by throwing myself in the ocean." In this webcast, she explains to Seth Godin why she believes that first and foremost, a business owner needs to have a product that makes sense.

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    Business Answers: Your Personal Brand & The Best?

    This webcast talks about the best way to market your personal brand and whether or not the economic downturn is the best time to start a business.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Small Business Finance During Recession Times

    Have you seen top economic leaders saying that country's economic growth greatly relies on the performance on small and medium businesses? There is considerable truth in such statements. Though these businesses operate at small scale, hundreds of thousands of such businesses can overweigh handsome of big players. These businesses generally...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2010

    The Green And Greener Rule

    "Date your business before you marry it"- The Green and Greener Rule. Alegre Ramos founded Green and Greener, LA's first Eco-Living Design Center and General Store to make green the easy choice for work, play, and home. Alegre "dated her business" by establishing a green design practice and an online...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Why Rent An Office For Your Small Business

    Starting a new business or keeping an existing small business afloat is a very daunting task especially in today's economy. Business entrepreneurs make a constant effort to minimize start up costs in order to keep the company breathing long enough to start making profits. One very potent strategy in order...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Four Tools For Achieving Spectacular Growth

    Opportunities for growth abound, and every organization wants to position itself to take advantage. But the failure rate of growth strategies is high. How can you determine which opportunities hold the most promise, and how do you balance the need to judiciously choose an opportunity with the need to beat...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Entrepreneurship In Transition Economies: The Role Of Institutions And Generational Change

    The transition economies have lower rates of entrepreneurship than are observed in most developed and developing market economies. The difference is even more marked in the countries of the former Soviet Union than those of Central and Eastern Europe. The authors link these differences partly with the legacy of communist...

    Provided By Institute for the Study of Labor

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Uniting Process Architecture And Execution

    This paper is to understanding and managing the business from the perspective of one's trading partners and customers. That sounds obvious, but if they're like most businesses, their organizational structure probably gets in the way. So do your IT systems. The reason is that these aspects of their business are...

    Provided By Bruce Silver Associates

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Advice To Start-Ups: Get A Lawyer!

    A CEO is never happy to have to call a litigator: it usually means that his company has been wronged, or worse, that the company has been accused of wronging someone else. And, of course, a lawsuit always means time, money, and a public relations hassle. Obviously, not all litigation...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Time Management: Tips For Three Types Of Female Entrepreneurs

    A recent study on female entrepreneurs, reveals there are five distinct types of women in business. Based on professional market research of more than 1,000 women in business, this study shows that each type of business owner has a unique approach to running a business and therefore each one has...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    American Business: No Experience, No Problem

    Changing jobs can be tough for anyone, but imagine giving up one career to start another in a totally different field. That's the case with one entrepreneur who decided to risk it all when she left the high-powered world of Wall Street for the fashion catwalks of New York.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The (Almost) Surefire Method For Getting Publicity For Your Business

    You know your business is good, and so do your customers. Potential customers may think it is good, but they do not really know for sure; after all, your advertising is just you telling them, and these days everyone is a tad skeptical. That is where PR comes in. Getting...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Eco-Friendly Marketing: How To Get Yourself Out Of The "Green" Sea Of Sameness

    Just having a green message and a green product isn't enough. You have to continue through all the way to the packaging. "Carry the green opportunity through to the packaging," says the author, a branding and marketing company geared specifically toward green projects. "Come up with a unique packaging, which...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Panel Of Young Entrepreneurs

    Six young Stanford grads and entrepreneurs - Steven Garrity, Clara Shih, Kimber Lockhart, Jeff Seibert, Josh Reeves, and Tristan Harris - share their experiences starting companies and raising capital. While being in their 20s may seem to be an obstacle to outsiders, they said they "Flipped" this liability into an...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Momentum Webcast: Emerge Stronger With Improved Business Applications (Level 100)

    This webcast provides an overview of six solutions Microsoft offers to help the one strengthen their business during the economic downturn. The presenter helps the attendee understand how to take advantage of the existing technologies to reduce cost and respond faster to business needs by achieving a lower total cost...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Inventions: Solutions In Search Of Problems

    A worse situation is where an inventor's submission sneaks through the "Rejection of unsolicited submissions" process and someone looks at it, or even more commonly, the company independently comes up with a nearly similar idea. Then the inventor is certain it "Stole" his idea. When this happens the only ones...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    How To Build Online Business Successfully

    Many of you may want to start an online business. It is good idea as one is now living in an internet dominated world. There are lots of successful online marketers who are earning six figure incomes. But they have got there through hard work, patience, and determination. There are...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Learning The Hard Way

    Smart growth is better than fast growth. Duggan says he's received several tempting offers from investors and potential partners, but he's had to turn down those that deflect from his core business. "You need to stay focused," he said. "If it's not core to your mission, you have to put...

    Provided By Northwestern University (Kellogg)

  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Entrepreneurial Journeys In Healthcare

    It's not just your strengths as a leader, it's your passion, says William Hagstrom, CEO of Crescendo Bioscience, in South San Francisco, CA. He strongly advises future entrepreneurs to think of your business as a worthy crusade. Giving example with his own career, he urges those starting a company to...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Business Plan Template

    Business planning is a vital component of running and building a successful company. While the planning process is arduous and requires a tremendous amount of time, once the investment has been made, it is quite easy to update the plan annually. This outline is by no means all-inclusive, and it...

    Provided By IdeaBridge

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    What's The Difference? Gender, Personality, And The Propensity To Start A Business

    Women start fewer businesses than men. The start-up rate among women in Germany falls short of males' start-up rate by one third. The authors scrutinize this gender gap using individual-level data from the KfW Start-up Monitor, a large-scale population survey on start-up activity in Germany. As a unique feature, the...

    Provided By Institute for the Study of Labor

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Can Entrepreneurs Be Totally Honest?

    Professors Amar Bhide of Columbia University and Howard Stevenson of Harvard Business School coined this term to refer to the need for entrepreneurs to convince different stakeholders - like investors and customers - to support their venture simultaneously. Because the entrepreneur's venture won't succeed if she can't get both investors...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    American Business: A Rockin#$# Business

    What do you do when you feel like your business has lost its identity? Members of the band "Third Eye Blind" know that situation all too well. After years in the mainstream, they took back control of their brand by going independent.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Social Entrepreneurship: Beyond The Hype

    Private for-profit companies are playing an ever-larger role in the microcredit industry. The volatile combination of profit seeking companies, minimal competition, and vulnerable, ill-informed, ill-educated borrowers has opened up dangerous potential for exploiting the poor. Expecting microcredit organizations to exercise self-restraint and self-regulation is naively optimistic and will not work....

    Provided By University of Michigan (Ross)

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Portfolio Risk Management And Carbon Emissions Valuation In Electric Power

    The energy business is in transition from a cost structure based on fuel and capital to a business that also accounts for the carbon footprint of energy production, transmission and end use. In the European Union (EU), this is already the case, with a liquid and functioning carbon emissions trading...

    Provided By INSEAD

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Finding The Role Of Organization Development In Entrepreneurial Organizations

    Traditional organization development studies and planned interventions have concentrated on large and established organizations, ignoring or not dealing with smaller business units and start-ups, who feel the concepts of organizational intervention is not applicable, or the specific methodology does not apply to their business. A high degree of start-ups result...

    Provided By National University

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Take The Long View When Negotiating With Your Vendors

    For many businesses, the prices your vendors ask can make or break you. And even if price is no object, your vendors' abilities to deliver products or services on time, while avoiding errors or damaged products can control the fate of your business. However, if you take care to negotiate...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Greater Innovation Through Closer Collaboration: Exploring the Impact of Business Collaboration on Innovation and Performance

    For most companies today, borderless business is far more than a statistical abstraction. It reflects a new way of doing business. In a 24x7 interconnected economy, corporations are relying more heavily on outside business partners to innovate and deliver products and services, drive critical business processes and ensure seamless experiences...

    Provided By CMO Council

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Better Your Business: Tim Furguson And Jerry Silberman

    Better Your Business: Tim Ferguson & Jerry Silberman; Tim Ferguson, founder, chairman and managing partner of Next Street, a merchant bank, and Jerry Silberman, the founder and CEO of Corporate Turnaround, provide some helpful tips on how one can better the business.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The 5 Most Innovative New Online Business Models In 2010

    As time goes on, one of the more interesting trends that continues to happen with surprising regularity is how frequently new business models and ways of doing business are emerging through social media and online tools. In many cases, these trends are helping to reinvent how businesses sell and consumers...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Getting Your Personal House In Order

    If you have much experience with life and with business, you know quite well how true Murphy's Law is. "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Quite often, problems seem to come in bunches, multiplying the pain and difficulties that they cause. The business loses key customers at the...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    American Business: Not Too Shabby

    Like many entrepreneurs, Rachel Ashwell's business is her life. She built her popular "Shabby Chic" brand from the ground up only to watch it come crashing down. But Ashwell and her business have survived the economic downturn. They've endured thanks to some help from a new partner.

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Is This The Age Of Radical Industrialists?

    It's always the age for someone with a good idea to make lots of money. But the eternal question for green entrepreneurs is whether or not it's possible to go green and make green at the same time. Is it possible to wed profit and purpose? Can business play a...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    10 Things You Can Do To Make Your Online Business Money

    How's the start of 2010 looking for you and your business? Are you primed and ready to make money this year? With 2010 already underway, have you put a plan in place to promote your business and maximize your success? This paper explains about ten quick, easy-to-implement things you can...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Creating Your First Small Business Budget

    Small businesses - the ones that succeed - are borne out of passion for something, whether it be a particular topic area, a particular methodology, or something else. Businesses succeed when people love what they're doing so much that they pour their heart and soul into it and the business...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Becoming An Angel Investor

    David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints - fiscal, temporal, or otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Constraints Are Your Friends

    David Heinemeier Hansson reminds the audience of a simple fact: you'll never outdo Microsoft or Google; they will always have more resources than start-ups. But an entrepreneur must realize that constraints are your friend. Having some limitations will force you to think differently than your competition.

    Provided By Stanford University