Start with the primary ones

If you can find or create an entrepreneurial enterprise inside (or alongside) a larger company, in addition to receiving significant managerial and operational responsibility, in many cases you can negotiate sharing in the financial success that you help to create. You are investing lots of cash aimed at lots of …

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Use prices to test a new market

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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Production on a shoestring

Don't forget to put your people on your priority list. In actual practice, no. But are they really any better than their competition? Business deals rely on existing calculations and measurements, but sometimes they also initiate developments of new ones.

Create a Perception of your Company?s Value by constantly …

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Delay major decisions on Sales for one year

Include a homepage, business profile, competitive advantages, your expertise and specialties, client list, corporate team, key management r??sum??s with product or project photos, service photos, testimonials, and a detailed research center for customers to use. But today man has adopted long and roundabout methods of producing goods, involving …

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Workers in Operations

They work best when a company's products and services are similar to those that were previously successful, when the upper tiers possess expertise or resources the lower tiers do not, and when the cost of mistakes by inexperienced staff would be prohibitive. Owning a business that works without your constant …

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Taking care of your Quality team

Basically, you are using a service instead of your own employee(s) to do a specific task. Retailers of auto parts, home improvement supplies, and all sorts of other goods have found that simply having knowledgeable salespeople who know how to replace the water pump in a 95 Chevy will …

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Is Research and Development your company's main focus?

It may be earmarked for producing working prototypes, doing market research, or otherwise testing the waters before committing to a full-scale endeavor. If you are starting a business without any money, it is obviously going to be a lot easier starting a service-based venture than a product-based one because a …

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Document why your idea will work

When you choose to serve a niche, you choose to address your product or service to a group of people who share some demographic and/or psychographic characteristics, as well as the same goals or motivation. An important question to ask is, How do I raise money and not violate …

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Waiting for customers to call you

. Expediting your plan. All these moves, and many more you could take, have a good chance of working if your careful comparison of plan projections with actual results warns you of impending danger. Many large dealers fail because they keep departments where the expenses are more than the profits.

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Required approvals list

It is important, however, that the new product offer something the older one does not in order to prevent confusion or resentment among customers. Only after you know the exact amount of your company equity or capital investment can you determine the return on investment you want to shoot for …

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A lazy person's guide to Accounting

What aspect of performance product demonstrations, kinetic rather than static physical displays, even store pets can be the accidental reason customers visit your store and buy from you? According to the National Credit Union, there are more than 7,000 credit unions in the country with nearly 100 million members …

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