Microenterprise

But today man has adopted long and roundabout methods of producing goods, involving numerous steps between his first efforts and the turning out of the finished articles. So replace fixed costs with variable costs and adopt a new model ' pay as you go. A complex and ambiguous context such as …

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Quick Guide to Business

Adobe gives away its Reader software but charges for its Acrobat program that makes screen readable documents. Top-down models of production and management are authority-based: The flow of information and processes originates in and is controlled by the upper tiers. Liabilities cost money, go down in value, and take a …

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Ease of negotiating work

The Internet has brought down most of the entrance barriers to entrepreneurship. Each requires certain critical components for success components that may be irrelevant or even completely absent in the operations of another type of firm. Explain any terms that may be unfamiliar to a reader who s not an …

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Verify Insurance Requirements for Sales

You may be asking for investments from friends and family you care about as well as putting your own life savings into the enterprise. Assembling the various elements of solutions requires motivating others and coordinating joint action without hierarchical authority. Draw clear conclusions, and vote on discussion items when appropriate …

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Sourcing on a shoestring

It is a fallacy that he has no claim on you when off duty. But if every foot of room pays only a little, the entire store must pay handsomely. Make it a top priority to sit down with your accounting manager and learn this important number. Then start planning …

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The Biggest Lie In CRM

Compounding the problem for the organization is that the department no longer has its best researcher making discoveries on the bench. Consequently, a business that is profitable may be short of cash until payment is received. Many of the companies who started up in the mid-1990s boom years, particularly the …

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Each service must have a defined market

If, in addition to these powerful inducements to patronage, you combine shrewdness in buying and cautiousness in trusting, if your goods are excellent in quality and generous in quantity, if your place of business is neat and attractive, and your service marked by promptness and politeness; then it is impossible …

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Project Management in Finance

By replacing yourself with operational production systems, you'll have time to buy your own building, seek better customers, look for profitable accounts, find better people, and seek strategic business opportunities. It s a fact that everybody is judged by past performance. She realized that one of the most important pressure …

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A lazy person's guide to Accounting

You don t have to justify every penny and wind up feeling obligated to ask for a loan of $23,558.36 because that s the exact price of everything you need. How would you like to get your bank statement sent out differently every month, or to have your …

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Your greatest weakness lies in giving up

For service providers, availability means a good location or locations that are easy to get to. If, for example, you have 12 patents, your sales manager had five years of 30 percent annual sales gains, and you personally oversaw the grand openings of 42 stores in 11 months, this is …

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5 easy steps to more Business sales

What you offer as an entrepreneur will determine whom you will attract. Remember that his profound belief in you--belief in you when out of business hours as well as in--is your surest stepping-stone to promotion. A business therefore shouldn t restrict its markup to what it thinks customers will deem …

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