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Incorporate Barter Into
Your Business Management
an entrepreneur your affairs may not have made headlines, but that
doesn�t mean that you don�t have to be any less zealous in your
pursuit of continuing management excellence. The fact is, management
excellence should never be viewed as the exclusive domain of large
corporations. All businesses can be the beneficiary of solid
management and planning. With this in mind, consider these
Your Budget At Zero
most companies, budgets get built year by year, with owners and
managers asking themselves, �How much should I add to the budget
this year? Or (if the forecast is gloomy), �Should I subtract that
5% or 10%?� A more effective approach is called zero-based
budgeting. It is markedly different in that it requires you to start
the budget at zero, and justify every expense for inclusion in the
This way, instead of building on pockets of inefficiency, waste can
be identified and rooted out annually. Many firms are surprised at
how much deadwood they are carrying...thus draining the bottomline.
is difficult to eliminate positions or people who have been with
your company for years. But as a business owner, you must make these
decisions based on performance and relevance � rather than on
sentimental reasons alone.
Remember, when you�re trying to downsize your business the overall
productivity improves, thereby helping to ensure long-term
viability. More productivity at a reduced cost translates into
improvements in your competitiveness and profit margin.
Another engine for increased growth and productivity is barter. Used
in a systematic, organized, and prudent manner the purchase of
needed goods and services at your barter (variable)
cost-of-doing-business will result in incremental sales that are
important consideration to remember is this: regardless of how
astute your management efforts are, you are always faced with three
possible alternatives in your forecasting efforts.
right on � you hit your forecasts.
overly optimistic and over-produce.
too conservative and under-produce.
two out of the three cases you�re off the mark, and it will cost
you. If you�re astute enough to realize that barter is a safety
valve, you can utilize it to compensate for any forecasting errors,
which is why smart management will include barter in their planning
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Priciest Ticket For Any
If you�ve ever thought
about taking that bucket list journey to Augusta, Georgia, to check
out the golf spectacle of the year, you had better start saving.
Next week marks the first major championship of the year and it
isn�t just the most exciting week of the golf season, but the most
expensive event to attend for just one day.
The Masters is the most
expensive ticket in all of sports, according to a report by the
Atlanta-Journal Constitution, topping out at $4,486 if you want to
see all four days of tournament action. A one-day pass can run
anywhere from $1,215 to $1,786, depending on the day. Even a
practice round during Masters week can cost you up to $1,118 (as the
AJC points out, that�s as much as a four day pass to the PGA
The good news about how
expensive it is to hit up the Masters is that once you�re inside the
ropes, and past the Augusta gate, your wallet lightens tremendously
(as long as you avoid the merchandise tent, which you probably won�t
do). Beers cost just $3 (and you get to keep the cup, which has the
Masters logo and the year on it) and the famous pimento cheese
sandwiches are only $1.50.
By comparison a ticket
to the Super Bowl costs just $1,210. But if you want the hottest
ticket in all of sports, you will start planning a trip to the
With Temporary Staffing Sweeping The Nation Become An
More than 12
million Americans are jobless and 40% of these individuals have been
out of work for more than six months. The U.S. economy overall may
be improving but many Americans still cannot find a job. This trend
will only continue in the foreseeable future says James Altucher,
managing director of Formula Capital, an asset management firm. The
author and venture capitalist says that the U.S. is moving toward an
He asserts that
businesses used the 2008 financial crisis as an excuse to get rid of
�dead-wood,� and the firing trend hasn�t stopped. Companies no
longer show loyalty to employees. They�re more interested in
increasing profits and revenue � which means letting go of expensive
staff employees (due to health care benefits, 401k contributions)
and replacing them with cheaper temp employees. Altucher says this
situation is happening in every sector of the economy. And he should
know, as he sits on the board of a publicly traded temp-hiring firm.
employment climate has made Altucher an advocate of employees
quitting their jobs. He lists ten reasons why workers should give
their two-week notice:
The middle class is dead
You�ve been replaced
Corporations don�t like you
Money is not happiness
Count right now how many people can make a major decision that can
ruin your life
Is your job satisfying your needs?
Your retirement plan is
It�s OK to take baby steps
Abundance will never come from your job
packing up your cubicle and leaving a steady paycheck is a lot
easier said than done. Even if an employee waits to be fired to
collect unemployment benefits, the weekly sum will be much less than
one�s current take home pay.
offers a compromise: stay at your job but become an
�entre-employee.� By this he means building connections and
networking with employees in other divisions, or even starting
another business on the side.
alternative sources of income,� he advises. �Learn your employer�s
connections and expand your services, because you can�t relax
anymore. You have to stay ahead of the economy.�
the techniques he preaches work � he has applied them to his own
career with success.
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