Where is the best sales?

Instead, the value of each resource varies according to its role within particular combinations and how it interacts with other resources in each combination. But all business plans are not the same any more than all businesses are. You may be sure that your employer knows the market value of …

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Cash versus accrual accounting

As a part of checking her plan against results, she noticed this unexpected increase in transactions and figured out what it meant. Straight-line depreciation allocates an equal share of cost to each year, while accelerated depreciation expenses a higher proportion of cost in the early years, when an asset may …

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How will you staff the business?

Differentiating your company from your competition is another business option. Another aspect of the business plan should include how relationships with customers and suppliers will be established and what the terms of the legal relationship will be with them. Will you have already cashed out and be relaxing on a …

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Get a feel for what people like and don?t like

Men will trade most where they can do best. That means you don t have to pay out hard-to-get cash in the form of interest and principal installments. Sense-making is an attempt to provide an understanding and it implies a continuous process of interpretation and learning through experimentation and trial …

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Managing Finance

Ongoing organizational systems will keep your employees headed toward the desired end result. But it doesn't have to be that way, and the advent of direct debit and the ability to take payment online and over the phone has made it much easier for small firms to take payment immediately …

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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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Sales on a shoestring

Ask questions and learn. Save your best material for the words you speak. Before seeking investors, you need to know exactly what you are seeking and where that money will be spent. Are you in control of your sales volume?

The key point is that benefits are dependent on the …

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The profits mystery

Let everyone on the team vote for the winner some weeks, and on alternating weeks let your managers choose the recipient. They insist that profits are really the earnings of labor which have been withheld from the laborer by the superior skill and economic strength of the capitalist manager; they …

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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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Have recruiting business cards made

And they particularly don't want to feel that their hard-earned cash is going on unnecessary glitz. Have every lineal foot of your counters calculated at a certain rate of profit. You can also provide plan readers with information and even apps to look at what it is you are proposing …

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Showing customers your products

There are all kinds of reasons why a venture capitalist, banker, or other investor may refuse to fund your company. Emphasize a cogent, succinct summary and explanation of the basic business concept, and do not stint on the details about the impressive backgrounds of your management team. Entrepreneurs know that …

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