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Archive for the ‘Business Corner’ Category

Posted by SequimBob2 On Mar - 31 - 2011 41 COMMENTS

During one particular political segment, the station played a clip of John Boehner doing one of his “Jobs…Jobs…(It’s all your fault, Mr. President)… Jobs” rants. At that point, a question occurred to me: How many US jobs, now exported, did those three cargo vessels represent?

Posted by PocketWatch On Mar - 7 - 2011 13 COMMENTS

Here is a little ammunition and something to think about the next time you hear that raising taxes on “business” will stop them from hiring or squash their ability or willingness to invest or to upgrade their equipment or infrastructure.

Posted by PocketWatch On Mar - 1 - 2011 8 COMMENTS

Describing and enacting a rational and balanced Employee Incentive plan that will result in a self-running business.

Posted by PocketWatch On Feb - 24 - 2011 8 COMMENTS

What do you want… really?
What is a reasonable Net Profit Margin?
A Rational Incentive Plan for Employees… “cost-free”

Posted by PocketWatch On Feb - 22 - 2011 8 COMMENTS
Traffic sign for Winners or Losers - business concept

The Financial Plan as a crystal ball…

Overhead… Headache or a simple calculation?
Markup – Not getting what you think you are getting
Calculating the cost of overhead…
Pricing made simple… or is it?

Posted by PocketWatch On Feb - 20 - 2011 11 COMMENTS

Understanding the sales history
Normalizing G&A
Building a Financial Plan

Posted by PocketWatch On Feb - 18 - 2011 12 COMMENTS

More on Understanding the Past…

Costs of Goods Sold (COGS) as it relates to sales…

Sales, COGS and the time shift…

Posted by PocketWatch On Feb - 17 - 2011 6 COMMENTS

A Brief History of Sales – Understanding the past…

If you already have a business, it’s time to gather all the information you can before you start.

Posted by PocketWatch On Feb - 15 - 2011 13 COMMENTS

Chart of Accounts – A map of your business…

You have to take control of this very, very, very important part of your business.

Posted by PocketWatch On Feb - 14 - 2011 4 COMMENTS

There are three elemental areas of business – any business
The three elements are:


Posted by PocketWatch On Feb - 12 - 2011 5 COMMENTS
Cubicle workers

Job Descriptions – Not your newspaper’s (or online) JD anymore…

A proper and effective Job Description serves a variety of purposes.

Posted by PocketWatch On Feb - 10 - 2011 37 COMMENTS

In this article, we will look at the next step to finding the way out of that quagmire – the Business Plan.

The Business Plan – Nonsense or Good Sense?

Posted by PocketWatch On Feb - 9 - 2011 137 COMMENTS

When you thought of starting this business, what did you imagine your life would be like?
What did you dream of having?
Do you have the family or fun time you thought you’d have by this time?
Are you any closer to fulfilling your dreams than when you started?

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