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This article forecasts manufacturing costs for 2006 based on the price of commodities in some detail: energy (up); steel (down); stainless steel (down); electronics (flat). PC growth in developing countries will drive growth in electronics.
For quick reference and review, present your board with a one-page summary of your company's finances at your quarterly meetings. Open-book management companies can use it for employees, too. This technique doesn't exempt you from standard financial reporting, but it does help key stakeholders more quickly see and appreciate the big picture.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) administers a variety of laws and regulations concerning employment benefits.
Experienced entrepreneurs are commonly tapped to serve as outside directors for promising early-stage companies. VC and blogger Brad Feld provides some rules of thumb for compensating these valuable assets.
This resource discusses what defines competitive intelligence, the process of penetrating the veil of business secrecy, ethics and legalities, do's and don'ts, and assembling your team.
This tool will conduct market analysis to determine if there is a need for your idea or product/service, identify a new market, analyze your current market, gain a competitive advantage, and begin to establish a marketing plan.
A market analysis helps to determine whether the marketplace needs a new product or service. This article outlines the process for developing a marketing plan and offers additional resources to help gather useful information.
Many companies go under because of failure of the relationships among the team members. Teams often launch firms without talking about what they want to get out of the venture. This article shows how company founders can better structure their top team relationships to prevent problems down the road.
Trade Data on Consumer Goods Industries
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