Taking care of your Operations team

Marketing and 'ales takes time, energy, and money! Step out largely and conspicuously. When you tell your kids to clean up their room, they decide if they'll do it based on the needs, consequences, accountabilities, and responsibilities that affect their decisions. If you decide to start your own business, you'll …

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Develop customer surveys

All that information flowing up to senior managers in the form of plans helps keep the brass informed. Most companies you compete with probably provide good service, good quality, and good prices. A commercial mortgage broker might hold industry forums twice a year with speakers presenting on the economy and …

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A poor approach to Sales

What you want to do you are called to do, and what you are called to do you can do. Note that you will facilitate engagement if you use your audience s language. Finally, the effects of what a manager does on the business landscape will not depend on his …

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There are no secrets to success

Miniplans of five to ten pages are the popular concise models that may stand on their own for smaller businesses. If you are starting a venture without any money, you will have to do most of the work yourself ' and you will have to plough everything you earn straight back …

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Guarantee a profitable operation

Ask yourself those same two questions. For this reason, you want your accountant, financial advisor, or attorney to review your loan documents and spell out everything for you very carefully. A board of directors gives you access to expertise, provided you choose them wisely, but at the cost of giving …

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Provide proactive service and quality

Bottom-up can work well in industries that are relatively new, in situations where the lower tiers possess unique expertise or resources, and when the cost of errors is not prohibitive. How often have you had a vendor submit you a price and never follow up? It s definite, comprehensive, and …

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Production checklist

Plans and loan applications aren t interchangeable, however. After this has gone on for several years, and the financier has backed some percentage of those plans and seen how events have turned out, he or she becomes very good at weeding out plans with inconsistencies or overblown projections and zeroing …

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