Not even the French seer Nostradamus could tell you for sure how your business will be doing in five years. Conversely, it may be too far ahead of its time. You will get the highest return on your time for time spent with customers. Profit is the sum remaining after all costs, direct and indirect, are deducted from the income of your business.

Is there an important problem to be solved?

In this section we take up some of the problems connected with the rational use or consumption of the wealth which is continually being produced. Specialisation in developed relationships enables participant companies to take advantage of more effective resource allocation. This toxic behavior stops people from wanting to contribute more and become the best they can be. Depending on the makeup and size of the group, the issues to be discussed, and other factors, you may need to set rules for behavior, e.g., only two minutes per person, everyone in the room must be heard from, etc.

Delay major decisions on Governance for one year

What went wrong? Seek opportunities to maximize your bottom-line. Unsuccessful people are usually too busy to hold meetings. Most entrepreneurs are never content working for others.

Asking for too much money for Governance

For many, this is a more valuable result than securing funding. It is stated on the best of authority that there are a thousand business firms in New York and vicinity each having one or more $5,000 positions awaiting the men who can fill them. If the vice president of marketing wishes to change the style of a product being produced, considerable time will be required to engage feasibility studies, explore design alternatives, investigate the technical methods required, and alter manufacturing methods. This will ensure that you maintain trusted relationships that will result in you getting a majority of their business.

Are your performance rewards consistent with your goals?

Do you end up going from job to job making sure your employees or crews are doing things the way you want them done? A square foot of a coupon represents a sum of money spent in the store--perhaps one dollar. This area is often not the top priority for most business owners. They are relentless and unbending and have to be paid whether you are selling five units or 100 units or even no units at all.

Choose to serve the people you know

Offer them a report giving them the answers they need to solve their problem. This rules out ideas such as a dating site or a holiday home rental site. Is this all starting to make sense? What do you stand for and support?