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Get started small. It s also advantageous to take a few minutes to make sure that your company has the potential to succeed before digging for those hard-to-get dollars. You may also be able to find a new market for your products simply by repackaging the things you already sell …

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Pre-delivery checklist

Readers don t necessarily want to see an attorney on staff. For this single professional, however, added paperwork comes at a very high cost her own time. Frequency is the most important factor in building customer relationships. Recommend your goods.

Design : the lifeblood of your business

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Managing Advertising

I successfully use advertising in specific industry trade magazines to sell my books, speaking services, and business-owner boot camps. The point is, the quality of your plan may have little or nothing to do with your prospects for getting funded by a particular investor. If you find that managing the …

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A lazy person's guide to Quality

The choice of how to spend your time is yours. Customers are likely to be concerned about how well your respective strategies fit with theirs. Therefore, just like dating, you need to present yourself and your business in a way that will give others a positive impression. A lot of …

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Get customers to call

Even though it is still very new, crowd funding is proving to be an interesting way for entrepreneurs and small firms to raise cash with relatively low risk on both sides. While the other clerks are joking, do you be learning. Give them birthday, anniversary, and thank you gifts. Mackay …

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Taking care of your Purchasing team

Online travel services are service substitutes for (and have largely eliminated) bricks-and-mortar travel agencies. Better to keep it to a couple dozen pages and stick to the truly important material. On the other hand, a banker is likely to be quite interested in seeing a contingency plan that will let …

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What the pentagon can teach you about sales

By refusing small engagements and seeking clients who could offer big jobs, she would reduce the amount of time spent on otherwise unproductive paperwork and increase the time she could spend completing client requirements. Just because something seems out of fashion doesn t mean you re out of luck.Your …

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Unwrapping Marketing

Create a perception of value by letting customers know why they should hire your company or buy only from you. While mass marketing can be effective, the return on cost can be very low, as only a small percent of the audience actually needs or wants what you are selling …

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Paperwork

When he sees you working, he will watch you. Most of your competitors won't invest enough, if anything, on this important part of their business. In my survey, I discovered that less than 30 percent of small business owners actually know their annual overhead budget. Include a homepage, business profile …

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A lazy person's guide to Governance

It may also help you to arrange supplier credit one of the most useful forms of financing to a small business. One of the primary reasons why many aspiring entrepreneurs continue to work for someone else is the string of financial and accompanying psychological obstacles they face in leaving the …

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Unwrapping Design

Some companies have a vision to be the best company, the best installer, the best consultant, the best store, the best service provider, or provide the best quality. More than ever before, bankers are taking a closer look at the marketing plans embedded in business plans. They generate passive income …

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