A poor approach to Customer Service

You can start a very low-budget business and write a business plan as it evolves to bring in capital for advertising marketing and/or expansion. Sense-making is an attempt to provide an understanding and it implies a continuous process of interpretation and learning through experimentation and trial and error, where …

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Is Operations your company's main focus?

Second-stage financing is used to expand the operations of an already up-and-running enterprise, often through financing receivables, adding production capacity, or boosting marketing. Not what you have to offer. That s especially true if, as part of examining your goals and objectives, you envision very rapid growth. If she wants …

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Do you operate in one channel only?

We want to transform how organizations attract, engage, and delight their customers. This combining, linking and connecting require interactions that lead over time to the development of multiple interdependencies which result from particular resource adaptations, the linking of certain activities and the connecting of various individuals between particular companies. For …

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The sales mystery

Business owners, managers, employees, and students can become overwhelmed, distracted, and frustrated by trying to do too many things perfectly. Even if your plan excites initial interest, it may receive only a few minutes of attention to begin with. These components of management require a set of skills and capabilities …

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Determine market trends

Often, one has to be in action in order to know the right thing to do. No systems = no controls = no customers = no money!! They're on a mission, they try new ideas, change their behavior, change markets, do things differently, innovate, try new methods, and go against the grain. You …

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An Authoratitive Guide to Governance

In these cases the deferred participation plan is used. If you've ever participated in a bake sale, been paid for a musical performance, or operated a baby-sitting, painting, or lawn-mowing service, you've been involved in a small business. The same is true of the availability of funds. But you should …

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Design on a budget

Direct target marketing can include taking your top ten customers to lunch or a ball game, manning a booth at an industry trade show, speaking at a conference, sending helpful articles or brochures to your mailing list, sending thank you cards and customized gifts to loyal customers, or sending a …

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Documentation Checklist for Sourcing

Identify what you need to train your people to do and then make these your training topics at least once or twice every year. Likewise, you ll want to explain the key, appropriate positions of your team members. You can try to get lucky by hiring and firing people until …

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A lazy person's guide to Operations

It is the net revenue flowing from a business, property, or investment. You don't need a PhD, a master's degree, or even an undergraduate college degree to succeed in business thanks to the knowledge you can pick up on your own through mentors, experience, and plenty of reading. Owning a …

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Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded

Will you be running a business that hasn t increased significantly in size? In a primitive stage of culture man appropriated directly from nature's bounty the food and shelter which he required. It s essential, when courting these harried investors, that you make the right impression fast. They also don't …

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Don't take too much advice

Even New York City hot dog vendors must be licensed by the city before they can unfurl their carts colorful umbrellas. Ask yourself those same two questions. Look at every overhead check you sign. Also, you must consider what incursions are likely to be made by out-of-town dealers, and what …

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How green is your entrepreneurship?

You need not be a Democrat or an Episcopalian because your employer is, but if you are wise you will avoid discussing with him questions of politics or religion. Profit is the return for the risk you take in business. It s probably a better idea to ask for a …

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