This article explains the four most common issues a taxpayer has with the IRS. The article explains how to handle those problems and how to avoid complicating them.
This article examines the various influence tactics we have available to accomplish what we want. However, these tactics produce various reactions that can be good or bad. Each tactic is examined in light of the reactions it can create.
Everyone wants to work for a great organization, but few do. This article discusses signs of an organization getting worse and signs that you may need to consider leaving the organization. This is also a call for management to be ever vigilant since it is costly to replace employees.
This article looks how to write a business plan and the major subjects involved. The plan should address “Who?”, “What?”, “Why?” and “How?", discuss expenses and income, and include appendices. The plan has to be written to convince someone to invest in your business.
This article gives 14 steps on starting a business. The steps included everything from creating the original idea to obtaining governmental permits to getting ready to open the doors. This step-by-step procedure is a definitive method of getting your business going.
This article explains why forecasting business values are extremely important because knowledge is power. There are three specific uses for forecasting given as well as a discussion of forecasting methods. In today's world, business forecasting is essential to success.
A firm's organizational values should be the centerpiece of its existence. However, if they are not maintained, they degenerate into other value systems that may not be desirable. This article examines what happens when organizational values are not maintained.
The trick in business is not just to keep good employees, but to hire them. This article presents three keys by which an employer determines the right employee during the interview process. This process saves time by getting good employees up front instead of weeding out the bad ones later.
Much has been written about executive leadership and management. This article look at an important historical theory that has shaped many of the current executive leadership/management philosophies.
The focus strategy is another generic strategy that can be adopted by businesses. This strategy can lead to superior profits and protection from competitive forces.
Successful businesses never really pay taxes even though the financials say they do. This article explains why, even if there are no losses or credits carried forward, someone else pays the taxes.
The newspaper industry is fascinating to study because one can watch business practices change as technology changes. Also, newspapers are prime examples for how technology changes a product.
Differentiation strategy is paramount for most businesses. This article looks into differentiation as a strategy and some of the ramifications.
According the Michael Porter, there are three generic strategies: cost leadership, differentiation, and focus. This article looks more closely at cost leadership.
There is much debate as to what e-commerce actually is. This article combines existing literature to create a good working definition of e-commerce.
This article discusses things to do and to avoid in high school in order to save time and money in college.
This article discusses some of the factors involved whether a first-mover advantage exists, the size of the advantage, and the outcomes involved.
This article examines Michael Porter's five forces model. Each of the forces is discussed with regard to characteristics that increase competition in an industry.
This article discusses the three levels of strategy that a business should develop. It also discusses who and what is involved at each level.
This article examines the three generic strategies discovered by Michael Porter. Each firm should adopt one of these strategies to provide sustained profitability.
This article demonstrates how to use synthetic division for polynomial division when the denominator is of the form x-k. It is a very quick and easy way to divide without doing long division.
This article is the conclusion of a four part series on laying the foundations before developing a business strategy. This development includes a mission statement and a honest SWOT analysis.
This article is third in a series about actions needing to be performed before creating a business strategy. Specifically, the firm needs to examine opportunities and threats in the market.
This article examines three reasons for learning algebra. The major assumption behind "I'll Never Use This" is also examined.
This article takes the mystery out of logarithms and shows the algebra student already knows them.
Factoring by grouping is a useful process in algebra to help factor polynomials. This article describes this process.
This article looks at the second step in developing a business strategy: determining the strengths and weakness of the firm.
This article is the first in a series on developing a strategy. Developing a good mission statement forms the basis for everything the firm does.
Factoring and students often don't mix. This article shows a sure way to factor a trinomial provided it is factorable.
Strategy is a life or death issue for organizations. Without strategy an organization has no sense of what actions to take.