Cracking the sales code

You must plan accordingly so that you can stick with your plans and give them adequate time to work. At the top of the list are public offerings of stock, which may cost several hundred thousand dollars in legal and accounting fees to put together and require a great deal …

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Do you operate in one channel only?

After all, who thought they needed an iPod or an iPad until they saw them and fell in love with them and realised they really did? Experience has taught them that entrepreneurs who have their own assets at risk are more likely to stick to a business than those who …

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Be Direct with your Marketing

There are important tasks that must be done promptly, unimportant tasks that must be done promptly, important tasks with no particular rush, and unimportant tasks with no particular rush; and sometimes there are things that seem crucial but may not need doing at all. This is stupid! Thus, if you …

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Set prices deliberately

Attention to detail in each of these areas is imperative in creating a successful strategic business plan. Inventory your skills, interests, and job history. Choosing the right business entity is imperative in a successful business venture because there are many tax and nontax implications. Consumers buy products at retail because …

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Show team members exactly what?s expected

You may have sold a lot of products in a week, but unless you have actually received the money for them it is not going to hold much sway with the man on the doorstep who needs to be paid for the raw materials or equipment he is delivering, and …

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5 amazing Business hacks

Take a look at other products with an eye to seeing if they are also more vulnerable than you think. A small software company whose mission statement included the goal of putting Microsoft out of business would be looked upon as foolishly naive. In some cases, however, the object of …

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Taking care of your Advertising team

If another entrepreneur shares the same target audience, but offers products or services that are complementary to yours (not in direct competition), he or she could write an article on your blog subtly presenting his/her company or product. A number of similarly small changes, in sum, can make a …

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Maximize operational efficiency

Most hourly employees think only a few hours ahead. Do not watch the clock; do not filch a few moments at the beginning or end of the day's work, and do not ask leave of absence except when absolutely necessary. Some of the resources and operations that a business requires …

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Use pricing to test a new market

Stick to facts. Each manager is dependent on those who work for and with him in other parts of his company, for example, a purchasing manager depends on a manufacturing manager and an R & D manager. If the vice president of marketing wishes to change the style of a product …

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Inventory control system

Extrinsic motivation derives from anticipation of external reaction, including praise, recognition, money (positive motivators), or punishment (negative motivator). Hence, a negative consequence is that, while aiming to reduce uncertainty, business deals can introduce rigidity due to their time-boundedness and the inherent limitations of contracts in capturing the complex and emergent …

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