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Strategic Acquisition Strategies for Small Businesses


Growth through acquisition should not be considered an option reserved solely for large or Public Companies. Small and mid-size businesses that opt to grow by acquiring other companies, rather than growing one new customer at a time, can gain benefits in addition to increased sales and profits.

Do You Have A Customer Identity Crisis?


The trick is to determine what uniquely identifies your best customers. Fortunately, deriving this information is not difficult, and in many cases can be obtained from innocuous questions.

Do You Really Need a Business Plan?


"I don't need a business plan."Neither did Alice in Wonderland.

Cost-cutting Essential to Maintaining Profits


Why cut costs now? Efforts are multiplying to cut costs wherever possible in order to achieve or preserve high profits. The resulting benefits for all of a company's employees should be obvious.

Questions to Ask Yourself When Starting a New Home Business


I love the excitement of starting up a new home based business. I enjoy trying out new ideas and approaches with the new venture.

Strategic Planning Consulting


Strategic planning and consulting is the strategy roadmap to manage business very effectively. To improve the performance in each business level, business strategic planning & consulting is essential.

Making a Decision to Outsource: Strategic Constraints


Many companies are reluctant to dive into outsourcing ocean because of various reasons of strategic nature. As far as strategic goals are touched upon, managers are concerned with the following issues:- Risks and dangers of transferring too much managerial power to one partner.

Home Improvement Construction Project Planning


The first task before hiring a contractor for home remodeling is laying out the details on what exactly you want done. This will ultimately save you time and money, as you will be able to choose the perfect contractor for your construction job, and get the job done correctly the first time.

Call in the SWOT Team: Produce More Opportunities to Expand Your Business


Have you ever done a SWOT analysis? No, it's not some dangerous military maneuver. It's actually a fun and incredibly helpful business development exercise that will give your company focused direction and great marketing ideas -- whether your business is brand new or has been around for years.

Clearing the Path: 4 Ways Fear Wreaks Havoc on Your Dream and What to Do About It


Please take a moment before you read any further and answer these three simple questions:1. Are you making daily progress towards accomplishing your business vision?2.

A Rough Cut on Feasibility


A piano tuner recently moved to Buffalo, NY, and would like to assess the business possibilities for him in his new home. He plans to estimate how many piano tuners the greater Buffalo area can support, and compare that to the number listed in the phone book.

Break-Even Analysis


A significant advantage of some business ideas is that the venture can break even at what seems to be an easily achievable volume. A technique for quantifying that volume, called break-even analysis, examines the interaction among fixed costs, variable costs, prices, and unit volume to determine that combination of elements in which revenues and total costs are equal.

Balanced Scorecard Strategy Map


With the help of balanced scorecard strategy map, it is very easy to design the organization goals and build business strategies. Balance scorecard and strategy map are interrelated with each other.

The Tables Have Turned - Its Officially a Sellers Market


Private equity firms have raised so much capital over the last 12 months that they are vigorously competing with one another for opportunities to put their money to work. Business owners, who previously would have had to go hat-in-hand to investors, instead find themselves inundated with unsolicited offers for their companies.

If You Dont Focus, Innovate and Evolve, You Die


After 128 years of business, a household word, Montgomery Wards, Inc., closed their doors forever and filed bankruptcy.

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