Promotional activities include

Constant monitoring becomes easy for the owner and upper management when systems are in place and being followed. Profit allows you to invest in people, systems, equipment, training, customer service, marketing, and technology. Do an audit of all subcontractor change order requests over the last twelve months. So when they …

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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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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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Workers in Sourcing

And the best way to ensure that a year from now you ll be looking back on your performance with satisfaction and pride is to plan now and often. Within the low cost and high profitability models, there is one big winner: online courses. Rank each customer target by total …

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Should Governance Be Your Primary Focus?

Assembling the various elements of solutions requires motivating others and coordinating joint action without hierarchical authority. So if a supplier asks to see your plan, be willing to share it. Everyone is different. There is nothing worse than customers wanting to buy a product from you and you not actually …

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Indirect Funding Sources

Again, it shows that you are watching the bottom line closely and not hiring people full time for part-time duties. You have to decide: Are you more formal or chatty? Most bank loans are short to intermediate term, meaning they are due in anywhere from less than a year to …

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All people are entrepreneurs

Also, because most retail businesses deal primarily with cash or near- cash equivalents (credit cards), funding requirements for accounts receivable are relatively low compared with some of the other business categories, which means, in turn, that the capital requirements for entry can be comparatively low, depending on how much inventory …

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Taking care of your Design team

Certainly you have to be selling your products and services at a profit that will let you sustain the business long-term. Don t show one set of numbers to a banker you re trying to borrow money from and another to a partner you re trying to lure on board …

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