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10 Incredibly Awesome Documents to Help You Start a Company. Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) – these are over-hyped in my opinion and few angel or venture investors will sign them, but always helpful to have one handy to bust out at parties.

10 Incredibly Awesome Documents to Help You Start a Company

State of the Business Owner 2012 Infographic - EMyth - Business Coaching Reimagined. Back to blog State of the Business Owner 2012 Infographic by EMyth December 5th, 2012 Get More Articles Like This One We’ll send you our weekly newsletter, packed with EMyth resources and new articles.

State of the Business Owner 2012 Infographic - EMyth - Business Coaching Reimagined

Ibukun igbasan says: Thanks for the expose. How to Grow a Business: When Big Companies Were Small [Infographic] Even the biggest multi-billion dollar conglomerate started off as a small business. After studying some of the most dominant brands, it's clear there was one common denominator that they share when growing their business -- having a clear vision. Ranking Employees: Why Comparing Workers to Their Peers Can Often Backfire. We live in a world full of benchmarks and rankings.

Ranking Employees: Why Comparing Workers to Their Peers Can Often Backfire

Consumers use them to compare the latest gadgets. Parents and policy makers rely on them to assess schools and other public institutions, and sports fans like them for help in sizing up their favorite teams. But what about when rankings are used at the office for appraising staff performance? 75 Big Marketing Ideas for Small Marketing Budgets. Don’t have a six-figure marketing budget like the “big boys” to throw around?

75 Big Marketing Ideas for Small Marketing Budgets

Worry not my friends you can still go big without breaking the bank. Here are 75 big marketing ideas you can begin implementing today to grow your business regardless of the size of your marketing budget. Many of these can be done with little to no money, and will cost you nothing more than a bit of your time. 1) Get Active on Twitter. Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups. Anyone who has started a business has his or her own rules and guidelines, so I thought I would add to the memo with my own.

Mark Cuban's 12 Rules for Startups

My "rules" below aren't just for those founding the companies, but for those who are considering going to work for them, as well. 1. Don't start a company unless it's an obsession and something you love. 2. If you have an exit strategy, it's not an obsession. 3. How To Care For Introverts and Extroverts. While my earlier comments were definitely high on the shock value scale, I still feel it is grossly stereotypical to classify people this way.

How To Care For Introverts and Extroverts

Extraversion is flat-out a survival skill in US society. It’s a simple truism that ALL people need some alone time, and ALL people can sometimes focus, and other times get overwhelmed. I could have taken the characteristics described here and put them into an article on ADD/ADHD and it would have rung true. The idea that Franklin, Einstein, Gates, etc. are “introverts” is presumptuous at best! Franklin’s main function was as Ambassador to France, where everyone marveled at his long hair, and his outlandish behaviors during social affairs in Paris. David Kelley on Designing Curious Employees. Design thinking is a process of empathizing with the end user.

David Kelley on Designing Curious Employees

Its principal guru is David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (otherwise known as the d.school), who takes a similar approach to managing people. Business - Business Model Patterns. MythBusters' Adam Savage on Problem Solving: How I Do It. How a plan becomes policy. Managing social media. If there's one thing I've noticed in social media and more specifically in business to business sales, it's that employees of a company may create a Facebook Fan Page, but the president is not aware of it! In the last 6 months alone, I’ve noticed about 4 cases in my city (Vancouver, BC.) ProblemFrom a public relations and branding perspective, this is a dangerous practice.

Having an unattended blog is bad enough, but to create a Fan Page then leave it alone? When a current or potential customer sees an empty Fan Page, they get a bad taste in their mouth. If you can access your mysteriously created Fan Page, you’ll need to put together a strategy after the fact, which is not the ideal position from a marketing standpoint. How are you going to regain the reins? Most beginner administrators will not create a secondary admin account simply because they aren’t aware they can do that. IdentifyAs the CEO, Principal, founder, CTO or even general manager, you need to be vigilant here. Connect: Brain Food for Business. The Manager's Cheat Sheet. The Management Myth - Magazine. During the seven years that I worked as a management consultant, I spent a lot of time trying to look older than I was.

The Management Myth - Magazine

I became pretty good at furrowing my brow and putting on somber expressions. Those who saw through my disguise assumed I made up for my youth with a fabulous education in management. They were wrong about that. I don’t have an M.B.A. Project-management. Project Management Tools. The purpose of this article is to discuss a variety of project management tools that are available to project managers.

Project Management Tools

The specific tools that will be discussed are a budget, work breakdown structure (WBS), network diagram, and risk management plan. Included will be descriptions of these tools, along with a brief explanation of the relationship of these tools to applications that automate these processes. The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Introduction The purpose of this article is to discuss the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and its five life cycle phases. The Responsibilities of a Project Manager. Introduction The purpose of this article is to discuss the main responsibilities of a project manager.

The Responsibilities of a Project Manager

These three main responsibilities are planning, organizing, and controlling. Performing these responsibilities requires many skills. Some of these necessary skills will be outlined. Planning The planning function includes defining the project objective and developing a plan to accomplish the objective.