What Did the Most Good for Your Profitability?

What Did the Most Good for Your Profitability? Avatar Posted by JohnH under Strategy
From http://www.smallbiztrends.com 3535 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 19, 2008 12:43 am
Here's a question for you: If you had to pick one move that you've made in your business (past or present business) that had the biggest impact on profitability, what would it be? Just as for other articles here in the Small Business Success Center, I once again polled several entrepreneurs. This is how they answered the question: Read More

Want New Business? Get a Strategy That Goes All the Way

Want New Business? Get a Strategy That Goes All the Way Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Strategy
From http://www.allbusiness.com 3543 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 12, 2008 4:15 pm
When most professionals think about getting new business, hey think about brand new markets to penetrate and focus on, or launching new initiatives to appeal to a new crowd. They attempt to identify potential customers they have ignored or those who have not been apparent to them in the past. They look for the new and different-for the proverbial Read More
Simple steps. Make the customer know you care. Organize your business around that one principle. Read More

Is Advice Outside Your Industry Helpful?

Is Advice Outside Your Industry Helpful? Avatar Posted by ZaneSafrit under Strategy
From http://zanesafrit.typepad.com 3562 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 23, 2008 8:06 pm
Advice from your peers in other industries can provide new perspective and immediate solutions to pressing problems. Steve MacGill, CEO of Peersight Online, discusses why in this guest post. Read More

Find an Undervalued Asset. Fix It Up. Flip It. (Now It's Web Sites, Not Houses)

Find an Undervalued Asset. Fix It Up. Flip It. (Now It's Web Sites, Not Houses) Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Strategy
From http://www.nytimes.com 3579 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 5, 2008 2:38 pm
Dave Hermansen did not own a bird or a cage when he bought bird-cage.com, an online store, for $1,800 three years ago. He simply saw a Web site that was “very, very poorly done,” and begged the owners to sell it to him. He then redesigned the site, added advertising and drove up traffic. Last December, he sold it for $173,000. Mr. Hermansen is Read More

Asking prices for small businesses on the decline

Asking prices for small businesses on the decline Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Strategy
From http://www.dallasnews.com 3585 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 1, 2008 7:19 pm
To all the usual reasons that small businesses are put up for sale, add economic woes this year. But even as for-sale listings rise around the country, so is buyer interest. The problem for owners is that prices appear to be softening. Brokers say buyers are often retirees looking for a second act, or laid-off executives looking for a busi Read More

Do You Really Believe in the Future of Your Business?

Do You Really Believe in the Future of Your Business? Avatar Posted by ZaneSafrit under Strategy
From http://zanesafrit.typepad.com 3592 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 24, 2008 12:34 am
Steve MacGill, CEO of Peersight Online, shares how you can tell if You Really Believe in the Future of Your Business. Read More

Seth's Blog: Should small businesses whine?

Seth's Blog: Should small businesses whine? Avatar Posted by ZaneSafrit under Strategy
From http://sethgodin.typepad.com 3599 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 17, 2008 4:06 am
Seth sums it up nicely. Small business is a weapon, not a reason to whine. Read More

Is it really better to have first mover advantage?

Is it really better to have first mover advantage? Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Strategy
From http://www.instigatorblog.com 3605 days ago
Made Hot by: on July 10, 2008 4:19 am
Being first doesn't guarantee success. If anything, being first is fraught with more peril; since you don't have anyone to copy or compare to. And, depending on how innovative your product offering, you might be too early for VCs to get it too, making raising money even harder. Often, when a space heats up, after the first few companies have gone Read More

Seven Lethal Business Mistakes to Avoid

Seven Lethal Business Mistakes to Avoid Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Strategy
From http://www.allbusiness.com 3607 days ago
Made Hot by: administrator on July 7, 2008 5:15 pm
From article: One of my vacation reads this year was "Famous Last Words" by Jonathan Green. This sometimes funny, frequently poignant compilation of deathbed quotations offers a glimpse at the characters of famous people as revealed by their final words. Whatever words you may utter if your business collapses, the failure can often be traced Read More

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