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Working for an Entrepreneur, Part II

If you work for a small company, this is for you! (if you donít but know someone else who does, pass this along!)

Previously we pointed out that those working for entrepreneurs should (1) treat the company's resources like their own and (2) do what they can to bring in new customers.

Here weíre continuing the list of what to expect and what to do when working for an entrepreneur, based on items identified by David Gumpert, writing in BusinessWeek.

3. Donít be a clock-watcher. Entrepreneurs can't stand people who "watch the clock," and those that come in exactly at nine and leave right at five. For example, if the job youíre working on can be completed with fifteen minutes more work, just get it done.

4. Come up with ideas for growing the business. This doesn't have to be complicated. You might forward your entrepreneur an article from an online resource - one that helps solve a problem you've been having at work. Entrepreneurs want to know that you are thinking about solving company problems.

5. Respond to Emails as soon as possible. Entrepreneurs are very results-oriented, and donít like being kept waiting for replies Ė it slows down opportunities and results, which can greatly affect the bottom line.

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