Gates Offers Small Businesses Some Advice

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2003-10-21
 
 
 
NEW YORK—Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates has advice for small businesses that want to grow up to be just like Microsoft: Create a vision about which your employees are excited; hire the best talent; and be willing to make short-term sacrifices for long-term gains.

Gates offered his views on how technology changes will affect small businesses to 200-plus small-business representatives from the New York City area whom attended a gathering at Microsofts New York/New Jersey headquarters here on Tuesday. The get-together, populated largely by members of the New York Chamber of Commerce, was timed to coincide with Gates launch of the Office System 2003 in New York.

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