Purchasing on a budget

As for changes in value measuring, companies have often extended the boundaries of accounting objects and the timeframe of calculations to make unprofitable objects become profitable. This type of marketing includes advertising in magazines and newspapers, mailing to an entire zip code, buying television spots, billboards, or a trailing sign …

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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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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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Are customers likely to look elsewhere?

Protections against product substitutes include strong brand identity, patents, and deliberately incompatible standards, such as the Apple versus PC computer operating systems. If by some happy chance wages were raised above this point, then the population would speedily multiply and the increased competition thus brought about among the laborers would …

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A poor approach to Production

There are groups formed by angels and other organizations, such as Funding Post (fundingpost.com), that arrange for special angel and venture-capitalist showcases in various parts of the country. You have to address distinctive groups of people in a different manner. When you provide the same service or quality as …

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Taking care of your Governance team

However, should you want to the guidance of a software program, you ll want to find one that meets your computer capabilities, has tech support readily available, and is highly rated. Recommend your goods. When you re building a business, however, it s not all about you anymore; it s …

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Want to step up your sales?

Essentially, your brand is your identity. If you find that managing the day-to-day headaches of a small business isn't for you, perhaps a viable alternative would be to consider investing in someone else's small business ' assuming that you have the ability to identify potentially successful businesses. What expertise, skills, or …

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Governance on a budget

Proactive operational systems control all business activities and deliver the desired and targeted results on time and on budget, in a super-efficient, super-fast, super-productive, and super-organized manner. To our way of thinking, we'd rather control that risk ourselves than place it in the hands of someone else. Yet, measuring value …

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What?s your best target market?

In some periods of the day you will have more custom than you can well attend to, while at other times you will have nothing to do. If for some reason you still don t see the need for or advantage of targeting a narrower market to sell your products …

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