The kiss of death in marketing

You may have sold a lot of products in a week, but unless you have actually received the money for them it is not going to hold much sway with the man on the doorstep who needs to be paid for the raw materials or equipment he is delivering, and …

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A Simple Guide to Governance

At the highest executive levels, officers and board members may be concerned with the philosophical direction of the company, the organization s mission, and the meanings of the company s brand in the market. But successful business owners know that the business of business marketing, financing, hiring, training, firing, planning …

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Develop a loyal customer strategy.

Interaction in business relationships is both a means of producing novel solutions and a way to integrate new solutions into the existing texture of resources, activities and actors. Have an attorney who is familiar with partnerships help draft the paperwork so you are on the same page from the start …

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Be Direct with your Purchasing

The primary responsibility of a business is to serve the market. Think about your plan the same way. Stewart, who began business in a modest store, and who, in the latter part of his life sold $20,000,000 worth of goods every year, declared that this plan was the …

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Why I Hate Finance

Stay alert. If yours is faster and can help them get out of the office and on their way home more quickly, they want it. The most formidable barrier to progress has always been the senseless opposition of those to whom it would be of the greatest benefit. All managerial …

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How to gain sales

One thing, though ' always taste-test advice and figure out for yourself if it's actually right for you. Pay attention to what is taking place in the economy as you might need to adjust your business plan or hold it until your business better fits the economic environment. Business relationships have …

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Ease of getting on their bid list

And, if you can, sign them up to direct debit, which takes the money owed automatically from their bank account. If you jot down a paragraph on the back of an envelope describing your business strategy, you ve written a plan, or at least the germ of a plan. When …

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Provide clear expectations for Accounting

For an entrepreneur in a creative field, this is far more interesting than hiring a more general coach. This is because those we know well introduced us long ago to the opportunities they can provide, but those with whom we are barely familiar are connected to an entirely different network …

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Later-round financing.

This discrepancy exists because our unconscious, intuitive mind is aware of things our conscious mind is not. Don t brag. What you want to do is make it work better! The problems begin when you start to become successful.

Everyone is tapping into the same database

Employers are keeping the …

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Documentation Checklist for Sourcing

A complaining customer usually wants to continue doing business with the company'he or she just wants something to change so the relationship can continue. At its most extreme, reputation can literally keep you in business, as is the case with many companies, such as IBM and Walmart, whose well-developed reputations …

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A lazy person's guide to Strategy

Although we're not aware of any statistics measuring the movement of employees from large businesses to small businesses (or vice versa), we would guess the scale tilts significantly in favor of employees moving from large businesses to small businesses for several reasons: Employees get well-rounded experience working with small companies …

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