Imaginative thinking requires discipline. Creativity is just as important as analyzing daily sales numbers, reviewing a quarterly budget or preparing for a client presentation.
People will generally support what they help to create.
Is franchising perfect? It is not. However, the statistics do support the notion that franchising is a safer way to open a business than to go it alone.
What could be easier than transferring a family-owned business to its natural successor? Answers range from peace in the Middle East to bipartisanship in Congress
Most consultants are not affecting outcomes as dramatic as life or death, but they do have the ability to seriously cripple an organization with bloated bills, bad advice, and self-serving policies that only serve the health of the consultant’s bottom line.
It may be time to look outside the box. One of the smart growth strategies we have seen is buying the competition.
Cost-containment involves controlling increases in costs before they occur. It’s a way of limiting future risk
What is it that you enjoy that will enhance the bottom line? Focus on what you love and where you add value.
Consider forming alliances with other non-competing businesses that offer complementary products and services to yours or have the same target market customer.
When business owners are negotiating a partnership, merger or sale of their business, all of that knowledge and assertiveness could hurt them.
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