Communication Standards for Accounting

For example, a consumer who feels prosperous after making new purchases may end up making even more purchases and take on excessive debt. 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 …

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A Simple Guide to Purchasing

Use quality photos, professional graphics, and good links to other sites. Whether you choose to mail a postcard to every customer in your zip code or take out an ad in your industry trade magazine, be sure to track the results and calls you get from each marketing activity. At …

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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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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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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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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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Cannibalize your own sales

We have argued that the task of management in the interactive context hinges on making sense of a complex and ambiguous context, constructing narratives, interacting, developing and assembling complex solutions with external counterparts. An exchange medium'minerals, spices, cash, or something else'has typically been used to attach value to items being …

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Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not

But the vast majority of retail stores are not destinations; customers do not travel specifically to them. Many of the companies who started up in the mid-1990s boom years, particularly the first wave of dot com companies, discovered that when the good times ended they were totally ill equipped to …

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Paperwork

Look for experience in your industry, as well as chemistry between you and the firm. One way to lead is to offer the best price, service, or quality. That s why some research is required before creating your message. Never ask a residential broker to find industrial property.

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5 life-saving tips about Business

Experience has taught them that entrepreneurs who have their own assets at risk are more likely to stick to a business than those who have none of their own assets at risk. Learn how to make your money work for you. For this reason, you want your accountant, financial advisor …

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Rumors about the competition

Don t overdo it, but consider the impact visuals are having in marketing where studies show that people are much more likely to remember any type of presentation or advertisement with visuals than those without. You tell them, and they decide if they'll do it. Develop a profitable business model …

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