Documentation Checklist for Accounting

And do everything possible to hit your numbers. But for 95 percent of all companies, not being proactive toward serving customers has become standard operating procedure. A problem I often see as a speaker is that the agenda of the company I'm visiting includes training sessions led by the business …

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Workers in Marketing

These components of management require a set of skills and capabilities to cope with complex, ambiguous situations, often without the possibility of relying on hierarchical authority. Starting small doesn't need to mean telling people you are small, however. Just as your car won't run without fuel, you can't sustain a …

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Getting on with Fellow Campers

The most important thing about a camping, fishing, or hunting trip is not where you go, how many fish you catch, or how many shots you fire. It often has little to do with how beautiful the view is, how easily the campfire lights, or how sunny the days are …

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An overview of British architecture

You can determine the period in which a building was constructed (or reconstructed) by its architectural and decorative details. In a country like England, where the age of buildings can span a thousand-year period (a few Anglo-Saxon churches are even older than that), many different styles evolved. The architectural periods …

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Finance: The Samurai Way

An expenditure of $25 should give you a show window and some nice shelves. Most owners mistakenly focus on cutting costs instead of increasing revenue when things go bad. Voices that might otherwise be unheard are allowed into the decision making process, but it can be inefficient, cacophonous, and confusing …

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Investors want big ideas

Just as fine dining locales offer finer sensory experiences than coffee shops or fast-food eateries, your presentation will differ from a working plan. Now, thanks to the proliferation of social networking and online media, paid-for advertising is in crisis and free is not only possible, it is expected. It may …

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A sense of 'act now' works in your marketing plans

The marketing options are many and expensive, including door hangers, newspaper coupons, mailings, advertising, website placement programs, and billboards. A business that works is controlled, systemized, and organized. Have you ever hired a manager, salesperson, or employee too quickly, without proper screening or reference checks, because you were too busy …

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Know your product better than anyone,

If you can get people talking about your product in a positive way and telling others how fabulous it is, they will promote it far better than you, or, indeed, an expensive advert, could ever do. Is your company operating at full capacity, but missing a few parts and held …

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Build trust

Passive assets can include owning stock in growing and successful public or private companies. The price of your offer will also determine the type of clientele you ll work with. As the business leader, you set the example and lay out the priorities. And if you make only small changes …

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A Simple Guide to Strategy

Spouses can grow resentful of all the time and money their workaholic partners put into the fledgling business. Many service businesses revolve primarily around using your time, motivation, knowledge, ingenuity, communication skills, and other factors that do not necessitate much outlay of funds. Maybe a favorite retail store suddenly comes …

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Musts to Make More Money

Many publishers will not do this, but your chief and only point in appearing in the paper is to have your advertisement read, and it pays better to insert it in a journal with 5,000 readers who will all see it than in one having 100,000 subscribers, hardly …

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