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Developing the Ability to Think Like an Entrepreneur

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Developing the Ability to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Q: I have truly enjoyed your Venture Academy series during the past year. It was an incredible investment value. Your personal stories on how you honed your entrepreneurial talents were most interesting. With your experience and understanding, would you suggest apprenticeships, or reading books or a combination — developing talents from example and discussion — as the most effective method of successfully forging dividend-paying business talents and to think more like an entrepreneur? A: I’m glad to hear you have benefitted from the videos. I would recommend both apprenticeships and reading. In terms of reading, I would recommend becoming a…

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Venture Academy Video Excerpt: Fixed Asset Investment

By | Business By The Book, Finance, Finance, Financing a Small Business, Growth Strategy, Investing in Small Businesses, Office and Operations, Venture Academy | No Comments

This video provides insight into the impact of the level of Fixed Asset investment in your business planning:     This video is just 1 of nearly 200 videos available with a Venture Academy subscription and is excerpted from the Venture Analysis section.

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How to Order the Harvard Business School Cases for the Venture Academy Training

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  Q: How do I order the Harvard Business School case studies that are taught in the Venture Academy DVD Training Series?  Also, how much do the cases cost?   A: You can order the cases by clicking on the hyperlinks below.  The cases are $6.95 each for PDF downloads.   Case Description Case Name Case Number Order URL Sales case Siebel Systems (A) 9-898-210 http://hbr.org/search/9-898-210/ Marketing case CMR Enterprises 9-501-012 http://hbr.org/search/9-501-012/ Operations case Crocs: Revolutionizing an Industry’s Supply Chain Model for Competitive Advantage GS-57 http://hbr.org/search/gs57/ Accounting cases Introduction to Activity Based Costing 9-197-076 http://hbr.org/search/197076/ Dakota Office Products 9-102-021 http://hbr.org/search/102021/…

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Venture Academy Video Excerpt: Fume Date

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This video describes the need for a startup entrepreneur to know their Fume Date – the date that they are likely to run out of cash for their startup:     This video is just 1 of nearly 200 videos available with a Venture Academy subscription and is excerpted from the Venture Analysis section. For more on how to better plan financially for your startup, see the Startup Financial Model.

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