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Businesses become more valuable when they have certain characteristics that add up to strategic advantages in the marketplace. Regardless of a company's ultimate objective--growth, acquisition or IPO--its owners can create, maximize and sustain value by driving it toward those characteristics. A management consultant explains the tools of his trade and reminds readers that price and value are not identical. Some factors, such as growth, are industry-specific, which is why new-economy companies and their stocks are fetching such extraordinary prices.
Credit cards allow entrepreneurs immediate access to some levels of financing. This author, who used credit cards to launch a company, says business owners who take his approach should focus first on the key tasks of winning and keeping customers.
This article will help you explore and describe your customer profile--a typical member of your target market.
Dr. Susan Bragg bootstrapped her company by driving customer connections and partnerships. While bootstrapping with revenues, personal funds, and a small loan, she started her technology company and has grown it by penetrating her market via customer interaction.
A business strategy incorporates business and personal goals into a competitive advantage that will successfully carry the business into the future.
Whether you are looking at improving how you currently run your business or planning significant expansion, the operations of your business are critical to your success.
Much work is involved in developing an executive compensation plan that keeps your company competitive, integrates short- and long-term goals, and contains performance measurement systems that tie back to compensation. Well-devised packages drive organizational goals and objectives and your top talent.
Determine the market potential of business's products or services by examining the key factors presented in this article.
You've got to hand it to the magazine publishers. They continue to throw spaghetti against the iPad and other e-readers trying to see what will stick and what falls to the floor.
Running your own business on your own terms means freedom in your schedule and approach. It can also mean slim funding. This Co-founder of The Baby Einstein Company was seeking to avoid entanglement with venture capitalists and found that doing business on a cash-only basis was the answer.
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