Guest Blogger Kelly Gregorio - It’s Time For a Change: Reworking Failing Policies That You Put into Place


It can be a daunting process, destructing and rebuilding the policies you worked so hard to establish; but by listening to your intuition, opening yourself up to suggestions and following these 4 steps, you can come out on the other end to find things to be better than ever before.

How Startups Overcome the Capital Gap

Harvard Business Review

You may have another kind of track record, such as working successfully at a large company. Fast-forward to 2013: Zoho is a $200 million dollar a year company. It has been built without outside capital, entirely. No venture capital. That is the gap that Capitalism 2.0

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Can Crowdfunding Solve the Startup Capital Gap?

Harvard Business Review

No matter what industry it''s in or what product it''s selling, the absolute best way for a startup to obtain the capital it needs to grow is to generate revenue and reinvest profits. Finally, working capital financing is one of the key requirements of all small startups.

How Banks Should Finance the Social Sector

Harvard Business Review

Financial markets are not working for charities and social enterprises today. As a result, charities and social enterprises do not have the cushion of external financing to manage their various capital requirements. When you make an investment using your philanthropic capital, ie.

Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital

Harvard Business Review

They have virtually no access to capital markets and little flexibility to experiment at various stages of growth. There are $700 billion of foundation assets, and 10 million people working for non-profits. Yet there are massive inefficiencies in capital allocation.

Entrepreneurship: A Working Definition

Harvard Business Review

For some, it refers to venture capital-backed startups and their kin; for others, to any small business. At a new venture's outset, its founders control only their own human, social, and financial capital. Entrepreneurship Venture capitalWhat is entrepreneurship?

To Grow, Social Enterprises Must Play by Business Rules

Harvard Business Review

They need new executive talent, infusions of capital, and systems capable of supporting an expanding organization. It's an example of an organization seeking to meet this challenge of scale by providing top-tier, in-kind expertise and working capital to promising social enterprises.

Leadership Matters

N2Growth Blog

In 1973/4 I participated in an Overseas Fellowship at General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in a work/study cooperative programme in Flint, Michigan, which was the birthplace of GM. A CEO, however, works through her or his team, in my case, it was 55,000 employees.

Why Adding More Products Isn’t Always the Best Way to Grow

Harvard Business Review

They had to work in sequence, meaning they had to streamline the operation first — before they could launch their new growth effort. The underlying trouble had been McDonald’s working from an inside-out perspective: what fit with its current infrastructure and operations.

What Netflix and Starbucks Know About Cash Flow

Harvard Business Review

This allows you to better manage operating and capital expenses. It can also improve working capital. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, in 2013 Starbucks made $146MM on interest investing the float, or 8% of total profit. Netflix just announced its best quarter ever.

China’s New Development Bank Is a Wake-Up Call for Washington

Harvard Business Review

Here is a brief synopsis of what we missed: Under Chinese stewardship, a new and potentially disruptive player in the development banking landscape, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which was initially proposed in 2013 by President Xi Jingping, gathered steam.