Assessing Your Company?s Potential

In a sense, a business plan used for seeking funding is part of a negotiation taking place between you and your prospective financial backers. Although businesses such as these can be successful, you do need money to support the business from its launch to the point at which it starts …

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Help your customers? sales

Don t count on getting your product into a major retailer on its own merits. Grocery stores that provide take-out food are convenience substitutes for traditional fast food restaurants. It takes a burning desire to continually improve by setting clear targets, trying new ideas, installing systems, and tracking your progress …

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Direct or job costs

Give poor players a chance to improve or get rid of them. The heuristics of individual managers are building blocks of interaction capability for an organisation and on which the capacity of a business to relate effectively to others depend. Determining staffing needs is yet another necessary component of a …

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Institutional developments

What new institutional developments are making it possible for investors with little knowledge about land to find and acquire properties all over the world? What kinds of language and ideas are being used to legitimize farmland investment and attract investors? What role do national-level politics and policy play in mediating …

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Phenomenal ascent

Once again, the belief that farmland prices could sustain their phenomenal ascent turned out to be an illusion. By the 1980s, the agricultural and financial factors fueling the boom had turned in lockstep to destroy it. On the agricultural front, a major increase in global production led to sinking farm …

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Studies from Brazil

I chose to study Brazil, meanwhile, as a window onto the present, globalized land rush. When I began thinking about this topic in 2009, Brazil was the poster child for international farmland investment, owing to its agro-export dominance, its vast land area and concentrated ownership structure (which together allow for …

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Borrowing when you really need it

If you are starting out without much money, choose something which is relatively low-cost per unit ' first because buying stock will cost you less, and second because in a tough economic climate people are reluctant to shell out for high-ticket items, at least not without carefully thinking about it first …

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Say it twice

This fund provides federal and most state-chartered credit union members with up to $250,000 of insurance per individual depositor, per federally insured credit union. Opinionated or neutral? Business plans have a lot of elements in common, such as cash-flow projections and marketing plans. The lingo of the business world …

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Accounts payable and receivable aging

Your brand represents how you want the world to see you, and it s also how the world does see you. Therefore, to be able to determine what they would find valuable enough to give you their money for, you first need to know them well, because you ll need …

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Weekly cash balances

This will keep you at the top of their minds when they have a need for your products or services. Conveying too much information in one advertisement, no matter how accurate or positive, can confuse the audience and weaken the message. Your message must be crafted in the language (wording …

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Be the Best in the Business at Sourcing

A working plan should be free from major errors, but a presentation plan must be proofread carefully several times by several people so that it is definitely free of grammatical errors or typos. Taxicab drivers in Munich driving vehicles with anti-lock brakes took corners faster and left shorter reaction zones …

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