An Authoratitive Guide to Customer Service

Have a large bulletin board in front of your store, or near it, announcing your sales for the past week. In fact, warning labels may seem ridiculous, but in a litigation-crazed society, you will actually see labels such as the one on a portable stroller that read, Please remove child …

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Create a target customer list

Ken Olsen raised money to start Digital Equipment Corporation with the help of a plan copied out of a textbook. But all business plans are not the same any more than all businesses are. In the early years of your start-up business, you'll almost surely experience a reduction in your …

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Double your rate of failure

They listen, inspire, motivate, care, teach, coach, train, encourage, help, and respect others. This is what I call profit-driven. They are growing faster than they can afford. You may want to stress your blue-ribbon customer list and spotless record of repaying trade debts in this plan.

Give recognition and time …

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Getting the Policies to Work in Marketing

It is important to know what you re paying for to determine if you re getting your money s worth. Finally, the effects of what a manager does on the business landscape will not depend on his own actions or approaches alone, but form an integral part of a sequence …

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Required approvals list

Customers are likely to be concerned about how well your respective strategies fit with theirs. Retailers of auto parts, home improvement supplies, and all sorts of other goods have found that simply having knowledgeable salespeople who know how to replace the water pump in a 95 Chevy will lure customers …

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Provide clear expectations for Purchasing

The marketing options are many and expensive, including door hangers, newspaper coupons, mailings, advertising, website placement programs, and billboards. As an entrepreneur seeking a bank loan, or any type of funding for that matter, you ll want to make sure you have everything in place, including all of your financial …

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Cognitive limitations

when it comes to our memories, they simply aren’t perfect, and nothing is going to change that. And, for most of us, having a “not perfect” memory is a significant understatement. Our memories usually aren’t crystal-clear videos, but a set of crib notes from which we reconstruct mental …

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Finance-sector investors

Finance-sector investors were drawn to farmland partly for the same reasons as everybody else—crop prices are high, ergo it pays to own a farm—but they also had their own reasons. The year 2008 saw not only a global food crisis but the worst financial meltdown since the Great …

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Your best toolset is your mind

One of the best toolsets to accomplish this task—intentionally designing for behavior change—comes from behavioral science. And, in addition to being useful, behavioral science is fascinating.

Behavioral science is an interdisciplinary field that combines psychology and economics, among other disciplines, to gain a more nuanced understanding of how …

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Waiting for customers to call you

It has developed with civilization and has been, without question, a fundamental cause of material progress. Wear magnifying glasses. Remember there is no fate. Install an employee development and training program to motivate, recognize, appreciate, and train accountable and responsible employees and teams.

You make these sales mistakes?

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Documentation Checklist for Production

And always go for it! Additionally, it is helpful to compare an organization's financial reports with those from other organizations in the same industry. The glut of tens of thousands of new products introduced annually, combined with the existing plethora of more than 30,000 products stocked by a typical …

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Project Management in Production

In a struggling economy, more highly skilled employees will be seeking work, but you may not be in a position to risk high salaries. The SBA website provides a very comprehensive overview of all its loan programs and provides answers to many typical questions. Either they are the cheapest, the …

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Learn How To Start Finance

Most entrepreneurs start their companies without a clear vision of what they want or a written business plan specifying their targets and goals, a management team, enough capital, leadership skills, or knowledge of how to run a profitable business. To our way of thinking, we'd rather control that risk ourselves …

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