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Greg Fisher, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Management & Entrepreneurship Department at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. He teaches courses on Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Turnaround Management. He has a PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington in Seattle and an MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). He is also a visiting lecturer at GIBS.
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How To Research And Analyse Competitors

Who are your five most significant competitors? What is their point of differentiation? Some critical questions to ask to stay ahead.
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Business Plan Format Guide

A comprehensive business plan format guide. A full guide to the business plan contents including the standard business plan format for these 10 basic elements: The overview, executive summary; general company description; the opportunity; industry and market; your strategy; the team; a marketing plan; operational plan; financial plan and the appendix.
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How To Start A Business With No Money

So you want to be in business for yourself but you have little or no cash to put up as capital. You are well aware that the funding options for start-up businesses are severely restricted; you may even have heard that only about 3% of people looking for substantial outside funds to launch a new venture ever raise the capital they require. So what do you do?
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How to Build a Business That Works Without You

Spending more time working on the business and not just in it will create a better business, and more free time for you — but first, you need to get out of the ‘sucked in syndrome’.
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Financial Data You Shouldn’t Be Ignoring

When are insights from analysis of financial data most valuable?

How do I take on a business partner?

Choose the right partner for you and your business.

The Power of Partnerships

A good partnership can give you the competitive edge.

Selling New Business Ideas

7 things I learned from overseeing the GIBS business plan competition.

How to Sell Your Ideas

Former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca once noted, “You can have brilliant ideas; but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.”

Cash is King: Managing Cash Flow for Business Survival and Growth

In the end, business survival and growth almost always come back to the same thing: cash!

Social Media: What Does it Mean for you and your Business?

Leverage the power of social media and maximise your ROI with powerful campaigns that will boost your traffic, promote your brand, and grow leads and sales.

Radical Business Model Innovation

Get ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new, innovative models of value creation.
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Which Type of Entrepreneur are You?

One size doesn’t fit all. There are several different paths to entrepreneurial success.
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How to Build a Business to Sell

High-growth, successful businesses are a result of a number of factors, none more so than planning and beginning with the end in mind. Consider this three phase approach to potentially and dramatically raise the sales value of your business.

The ABCs of Business Planning

It’s the small things that make a big difference when you are building and selling a business plan for a new start-up.
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How To Become A Dot.Com Millionaire

To say that the Internet has changed the way we do business is a gross understatement. The World Wide Web has created a platform for people around the world to communicate, interact and transact.
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How To Expand Your Business To 5 Times Its Size In 5 Years

Year 1: Define & refine what you do. Year 2: Expand your footprint. Year 4: Maximise profits & cash flow

Should I Stay Or Should I Grow?

Most businesses reach a stage in their lifecycles where important decisions have to be taken about how to maintain future growth. Learn from the experience of others to identify the right strategies for sustaining growth.
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Virgin: Richard Branson

Richard Branson – innovator, philanthropist and the ultimate entrepreneur – has developed a powerful business philosophy that generates opportunity from conflict and contradiction.
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