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Directions in business strategy to maximize business growth

Directions in business strategy to maximize business growth

Business
Business growth rarely happens by accident or by osmosis. A growing business is usually the consequence of a business strategy successfully deployed in order to achieve that specific outcome. The highest rates of business growth can be achieved by combining four separate strategic directions into a well designed, consolidated, and highly focused effort to: acquire more new customers/clients, sell more products/services to the existing customer/client base, improve profit margins by raising prices and/or reducing the costs of supplying the products/services, and increase the existing retention rates of current customers/clients. Acquiring More New Customers/Clients The most commonly used strategy to promote business growth is to adopt a business strategy directed ...
What to expect working at a start-up

What to expect working at a start-up

Business
In this struggling economy where one may be forced to accept a position with any size business, understanding the differences inherent in working at a start-up, small, or large company sets expectations and diminishes frustration. Size does matter. Start-up Companies Working for a start-up company is sexy and exciting, filled with endless possibilities. The path is new and uncluttered with corporate politics and muddied company history. For the newcomer, it’s a blank page waiting to be filled. Because it is unchartered territory, it’s also pretty scary. There are many questions to consider prior to signing on with a newly formed or young company. Before taking the great leap, it would be wise to consider a few of the following topics. Risk tolerance Risk tolerance is genera...
Tips on how to buy stocks online

Tips on how to buy stocks online

Finance
Online stock investing allows investors to buy or sell stocks through an online stock broker. These stock brokers differ from traditional full service brokers, as they generally do not offer financial planning or stock picking advice. How Online Stock Investing Works Investors sign up for an account with an online stock broker service, then typically pay per transaction to buy or sell shares. Online stock brokers are also called discount brokers, as the fees are lower than those charged by full service brokers. However, online stock brokers are more buying and selling agents than financial advisers; the difference in price equates to a difference in the level of service provided. How to Get Started in Online Stock Investing and Purchasing Stocks Registration with an online ...
Economics and personal finance – Tips if lost job during COVID-19 pandemic

Economics and personal finance – Tips if lost job during COVID-19 pandemic

Career
Economics and personal finance - It may be cruel, but it is not illegal. Being fired, laid off, or just having the company close its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic is not new, and is, unfortunately, becoming more common. Everyone around seems to be in dilemma, except for those to whom the present condition is just another drain on diminishing resources and loss of dignity. Practical Steps to Dealing With the Loss of Job and Loss of Dignity First of all, with respect to economics and personal finance, stop playing the "what if" game. It's doubtful any employee could have truly predicted when the axe would fall. Stop blaming yourself and/or others. It's a waste of personal energy and time when efforts need to be conserved for the rocky road ahead. No sugar plum coating here – t...
Comprehensive financial planning – Need credit card having bad credit

Comprehensive financial planning – Need credit card having bad credit

Business
Comprehensive financial planning - You've defaulted on past credit agreements and this has been reported to credit reference agencies. "I have a horrible credit and need a credit card," describes your position perfectly. Don't despair as issuers offer a variety of pre-paid, secured and unsecured credit cards for damaged credit on revised terms, says comprehensive financial planning expert. Your application for a credit card has recently been declined because issuers have tightened their eligibility criteria in the face of rising default rates, adds comprehensive financial planning expert. Credit cards for poor credit scores don't involve credit scoring. Issuers minimize the risk they face by requiring a cash deposit or by offering a lower credit limit. Unsecured Credit Cards for ...
Retirement plan advisors suggests paying off mortgage before retirement

Retirement plan advisors suggests paying off mortgage before retirement

Finance
Retirement plan advisors - While retiring completely debt-free is an optimum goal for better finance, many Americans will enter retirement with a mortgage note draining their nest eggs. According to one of the retirement plan advisors, Jonathan Clements, in his September 20, 2007, Wall Street Journal article “Retiring With A Mortgage? Here’s What to Do,” more than 32% of households in the 65 to 74 age bracket had a mortgage on their primary residence. This is a considerable increase from 1992 when the percentage of mortgage holders among this group was just 19%. Making Extra Mortgage Payments for Better Finance The recent recession of COVID-19 pandemic and the loss of value among investment assets means that fewer retirees will have the assets they anticipated would be available ...