Information is the key to understanding the successes and failures of your business and the key to making appropriate business decisions to avoid future failures and capitalise on successes.
When you keep your side of the bargain with a customer, it is only fair that they should keep theirs by paying you... and paying you on time. Sadly, as everyone in business knows, this doesn't always happen.
Understand those complicated business terms.
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This guide sets out exactly what you need to do to start getting where you want to go in business and in life.
Becoming better value ie increasing value by cutting prices - or, more accurately, by reducing your perceived prices by more than you reduce your perceived benefits.
For years and years highly paid business gurus have been coming over from the USA telling us that our single most important marketing tools - our business cards - are, to put it politely, rubbish. You've probably been at one of their seminars when they ask everyone to hold up a business cardâ€¦ and then proceed to tell you why they are all pathetic. And, even more annoyingly, they were probably right!
Just follow the instructions to realise the true value of systems.
Almost every business goes through the annual ritual of budgeting for, or forecasting, its sales and expenses over the next year. Unfortunately this ritual often misses a golden opportunity. Used properly, budgets are not only useful for monitoring performance, they can actually help to reduce costs.
Find out how to decide which core activities you should outsource
Practical advice to help you get the money you need to run your business
Experience shows that the sooner you start planning for the day you are eventually going to step down from your business, the easier and more rewarding your departure will be. Through our work with hundreds of successful businesses we have discovered that answering these seven questions is an excellent way to kick-start the process of planning for a smooth and profitable exit.
The right ways to deal with price queries.
There are many clever technical definitions of PR - but in essence it is the art of publicising your business at little or no financial cost. How? By harnessing the fact that newspapers and magazines need to fill their column inches with news as well as advertising.
How to evaluate risk in your business.
How to ask the right questions in your SWOT analysis.
To be truly successful a business needs at least one Unique Selling Propositions ("USP"). It also needs to do everything possible to make sure that its USPs are recognised and understood by its customers.
The Top 10 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail (according to Michael Gerber)