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Planning for Success


Business planning is widely acknowledged as one of the keys to business success. Yet there is still a great reluctance by small business owners in this area.

How to Grow Your Business by Clearing the Way to Growth


Is your business growing as fast and effectively as it could, or is it stuck at the same level it has been at for years? Research (Larry Greiner, 1972) has discovered 5 specific stages of business growth. Most business never grow beyond the second level.

Succession Planning for Business - 10 Key Points You Must Know


By cranking up others development to meet your business needs, big or small, not just for right now, but for the future, you will find payoffs, big-time. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Pressure Washing Entrepreneurs Can Help With Government NPDES Permits


If you own a pressure washing business one of the smartest things you can do is get involved with the local and regional enforcement for storm water environmental laws. The reason being is they do not understand the washing process of the industry and you can assist them with pertinent information.

Parking Business, the Details on Increasing Lot Revenue


If you are in the parking business and own or manage parking lots you may want to think on some additional concepts to increase lot revenues. Whether you are looking to add value for your customers, expand your customer base, or simply increase your revenue, the addition of a car wash and/or detailing service to your parking facility may be the answer.

Idaho Market for Automotive Businesses; Doing it Right


Anyone who has been watching the Idaho Market Carefully for auto services, knows that the market is ripe, ready and growing. I visited Southern Idaho after establishing franchises in Northern Idaho three years ago for our auto aftermarket franchise company.

City of Cortez and South Western Colorado Market Survey


We have been spending many hours surveying the market for a potential business location in the South Western Region (region # 9) of Colorado. Pouring through data, seeing the tourist sites, and understanding the market there.

Strategic Planning and Total Quality Management


No matter what product or service you provide you will have to face this issue of quality and systems. Whether it is distribution of services or streamlining of processes in manufacturing your product; you will need to address the issues of total quality management.

Business Problem Solving


Is there really anything as a problem? Does chaos or challenge mean you have a problem? I am under the belief that such things as other call problems are indeed the life-blood of opportunity and the louder it knocks the greater the gain. Embrace chaos.

Changing Strategy Without Losing Your Customers - Three Vital Steps to Refining Your Strategy


American Eagle Outfitters and Wet Seal Stores have issued statements about company turnarounds needed to cut sales loses. This kind of story occurs far too often: a business disconnects from their customers because the company either wants to sell to a larger customer base or they want to upgrade to a more prestigious look.

Scheduling of Additional Auto Detailing or Mobile Car Wash Units


If you own a mobile car wash business or auto detailing business then you realize that when you are parked working you are making money and when you are stuck in traffic you are losing money. Sure you can say when you are in traffic people see you and write down the phone number, but you are not making money, that is potential future income, which is work you still must do in the future.

The Best Entity to Hold Real Estate


Possibly THE most frequently asked question of me is "What is the best business entity to use for real-estate investments?" My recommendation to most people is that a limited liability company (an "LLC") is the best entity for this type of use. Here's why:-- Excellent liability protection for managers and members-- Flow-through tax treatment on LLC profits and losses-- Ability to transfer properties in and out of an LLC with minimal tax consequences-- Personal Asset Protection through the Charging Order procedure (for Nevada LLCs)Liability Protection.

Why You Need a Business Planning System NOT a Business Plan


When someone mentions business planning we have been conditioned to think about writing a business plan. There are hundreds of books and articles, tons of software, an army of consultants, and a multitude government programs to help you write a business plan.

Resilience


I. INTRODUCTIONThe term resilience, which is of frequent use in the psychotherapy area, has recently started being used in the corporate field.

Shortening Product Life Cycle!


The current state of the available technology at the disposal of designer is the most limiting determinant to what is technically and economically feasible to develop, therefore research into metatechnology such as computer science, whereby interdisciplinary spin off provides advances that both directly increase capabilities, and affects other technologies to dramatically improve system performance, is a necessity, the implication being that despite many of the basic principles being relatively static, the technology used is essentially in a state of constant development.Such developments result in smaller, more efficient, cheaper and more reliable components.

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