Archive for the ‘Business plans’ Category

The Japanese have made achieving the highest levels of quality part of their business DNA. These major guiding principles are captured in Japan’s Five “S” System.

“Culture” may have been the biggest buzzword of 2013. Culture is something leaders like to talk about all the time, but relatively few companies are actively investing in it

Now more than ever, business strategy consultants play a vital role in the success or failure of sizeable enterprises. We’ve all seen the effects of the sluggish economy. Businesses are trying to find ways to slash spending and be more cost-efficient, but not all methods are as effective for the long-term success of the enterprise.

When we look at all the avenues we now have for online outsourcing, there are four different levels of services we can tap into.

The Executive Summary of your business plan is crucial – this article provides a 5 element format for crafting a compelling Executive Summary for your Business Plan

So you’ve just on boarded a new client for your marketing firm, but they’re still struggling with determining the target audience for their marketing efforts (and subsequently your efforts too).

This blog is a must read for anyone that is required to negotiate for goods and services. It looks at ideas and strategies that can save your organisation money without compromising on the quality of what you receive.

Your business’ trade credit score isn’t any less important than your personal credit score. In fact, if you want your business to grow, you need to make sure you keep your personal credit separated from the business’ credit. Once you’ve established your business, focus on developing a solid credit track record so that investors and vendors will come to you with business offers and support. There are several things you can do that will help build your credit rating.

Whether you’ve just opened your doors or you’ve been operating for years, it is up to you, the business owner, to make clear, effective decisions if your business is going to succeed. Let’s look at three questions that can make the difference between a wildly successful business and a smoldering hole in the ground.

There has been a lot of discussion and debates on what motivates entrepreneurs. How do you know if you or someone else is an entrepreneur? Deeply embedded in the practice of entrepreneurship is passion.

Many startup executives have noted that having passion is one of the key drivers for entrepreneurial success. Passion drives some entrepreneurs to assume high levels of risk taking that many may see as being unconventional and even crazy.