Falling out of love with your business

The relationship you have with your business is like all the other relationships you’ve had in your life: They all have their ups and downs. When things are good, you’re walking on sunshine. No clouds in the sky, the birds are singing, and there’s a rainbow in …

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Meet their commitments

The man who can sell the most goods is the one who knows the weaknesses of human nature, and how to avail himself of them. This is easily achieved with an organized and systemized operation led by a professional management team and well-trained employees. A niche market is more specific …

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Maximize operational efficiency

As a result, they have lots of time to enjoy the benefits of a business that works for them. ou need clerks who can induce acquaintances to visit your store, cajole visitors into customers, and coax customers to become larger buyers. Your overhead increases, cash-flow becomes tighter, and you have …

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Forecast trends is by test marketing

The systemized company produces the same consistent results every time. Make your cost estimate more than a 'guesstimate.' Make each estimate an exact prediction of what it will take to produce every product, perform every service, or sell every product you offer. Your best diploma is a big bill of …

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You may be truly innovative

If your initial discussions with family members reveal problems that aren't easy to resolve, the time to get help is before your business is up and running. Yes, the first step is often the hardest. Hiring and keeping good people starts with crafting a great place to work that attracts …

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Figure out project close-out requirements for Finance

Note that when Ramit refers to online courses, eBooks and other information products also qualify.The downside of freelancing is that even if you are location-independent (can work from home or anywhere), you re still trading your time for money. However, if you're starting a business that specifically uses your …

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Profits secrets

If you subcontract some of your work, review your subcontractors and look at what they are charging. Customers who are looking at your business plan are probably doing so because they contemplate building a long-term relationship with you. (Current liabilities are things like accounts payable to suppliers and short-term loans …

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Minimum Money = Maximum Return!

If you notice that within a few months, your declining margins will push your break-even point too high to live with, you can take action now to fix the problem. Without written and tested systems in place, delegating operational tasks is impossible, even with great people. Then, several weeks later …

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Obsolete does not always mean useless

Just as fine dining locales offer finer sensory experiences than coffee shops or fast-food eateries, your presentation will differ from a working plan. If you can offer overnight shipping, on-site service, or 24/7 availability, it can turn an otherwise unremarkable product or service into a very attractive one. Your …

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A poor approach to Research and Development

Somehow in her projections of steadily rising sales volume, she had neglected to note that more business meant more invoices to be sent out, more account statements to be mailed or emailed, more customers to be reminded to pay, more time spent on banking needs, and so on. No, you're …

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Expanding Your Team

(That s doubly true if, as is the case with many entrepreneurs, both descriptions apply to you.) Collateral is just something the banker can seize and sell to get back some or all of the money you ve borrowed in the event that everything goes wrong and you can t …

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Spend less than you make

To build an excellent company, create, draft, and implement operational systems to minimize problems and maximize profits! Some customers want to know who they are doing business with. Stick to facts. Therefore, if you squander the money your investors have provided, you can be pretty sure you won t get …

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