Show team members exactly what?s expected

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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5 amazing Business hacks

Take a look at other products with an eye to seeing if they are also more vulnerable than you think. A small software company whose mission statement included the goal of putting Microsoft out of business would be looked upon as foolishly naive. In some cases, however, the object of …

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Taking care of your Advertising team

If another entrepreneur shares the same target audience, but offers products or services that are complementary to yours (not in direct competition), he or she could write an article on your blog subtly presenting his/her company or product. A number of similarly small changes, in sum, can make a …

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Maximize operational efficiency

Most hourly employees think only a few hours ahead. Do not watch the clock; do not filch a few moments at the beginning or end of the day's work, and do not ask leave of absence except when absolutely necessary. Some of the resources and operations that a business requires …

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Use pricing to test a new market

Stick to facts. Each manager is dependent on those who work for and with him in other parts of his company, for example, a purchasing manager depends on a manufacturing manager and an R & D manager. If the vice president of marketing wishes to change the style of a product …

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Inventory control system

Extrinsic motivation derives from anticipation of external reaction, including praise, recognition, money (positive motivators), or punishment (negative motivator). Hence, a negative consequence is that, while aiming to reduce uncertainty, business deals can introduce rigidity due to their time-boundedness and the inherent limitations of contracts in capturing the complex and emergent …

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Consolidation trends among customers

If you need to pay your suppliers thirty days after receiving their goods and services ' known as thirty-day payment terms ' for example, then try to persuade your customers to pay you quicker than that, for example fourteen days after they receive their goods and services from you. The only way …

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Promotions need to stay fresh

In the early years of your start-up business, you'll almost surely experience a reduction in your take-home income just as you'll also experience the feeling of a lack of security. Those include everything from a solid explanation of why you need the money and what you re going to use …

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What is the star that leads to your company?s success?

Sense-making is an attempt to provide an understanding and it implies a continuous process of interpretation and learning through experimentation and trial and error, where acting is a tool for developing actionable knowledge. Start a weekly award for the employee or production team player who saves the most money, does …

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Insurance requirements for Design

As you work on your communication problem (yes, if someone doesn't understand what you want, it is YOUR problem, not theirs), and what you want done becomes clear, people will want to take on more responsibility and do more work. They sometimes also provide what may seem like very cheap …

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Where is the best sales?

Templates can make your business plan appear similar to those of other companies, some of which could be competitors. The good news is that most people want to do better, learn new things, and grow. An essential part of this is getting to know more about existing and prospective vendors …

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Moral hazard

Some companies try to do all their training at one big annual meeting for their entire staff. Yelling doesn't work. A ledger shows the numerous accounts and sub-accounts in which the business records receipts and expenditures - Sales, Salaries, Utilities, Rent, and so on. The marketing options are many and expensive …

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What are your fixed and variable costs?

If you can find or create an entrepreneurial enterprise inside (or alongside) a larger company, in addition to receiving significant managerial and operational responsibility, in many cases you can negotiate sharing in the financial success that you help to create. Do you tell your people what to do and then …

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Why should anyone hire you?

It also notifies people and companies to fix problems now and not wait until the final product is produced and it is too late to fix them. Liabilities cost money, go down in value, and take a lot of work to get them to pay for themselves. All business owners …

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