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Introduction Preface Chapter 1 DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES Know Thy Self What Really Determines Success Same Old Theories Motives Pitfalls to Consider The Right Stuff When in Doubt Look About Important Questions to Consider Chapter 2 STRATEGIC PLANNING IMPERATIVE Necessary to Insure Success The Planning Process The Ultimate Strategic Plan Important Questions to Consider Chapter 3 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Project it and Protect it Evaluation is Necessary Forming a Corporation Important Questions to Consider Chapter 4 CHAOS OR CONTROL Get Down and Do It Installing Systems and Records Designing a System The Role of Total Systems Management Important Questions to Consider Chapter 5 THE BIG GOV Staying Out of Jail The Dreaded Tax Monster Tax Overview Be Businesslike The Dreaded Regulator Important Questions to Consider Chapter 6 INVENTORY, EQUIPMENT, & LOCATION Costy Too Need for Prompt Action Inventory Management Location Equipment Important Questions to Consider Chapter 7 WHEN IN DOUBT LOOK ABOUT You Better Controlling for Profits Diversify and Survive Managing for Success Growth Management Conclusion Important Questions to Consider Chapter 8 DON¿T RISK THE FARM The Family Jewels May Well be on the Line Be Very Careful Managing Risk Essential Coverage Employee Benefit Coverage Checklist for Adequate Insurance Coverage Settlement of Losses Important Questions to Consider Chapter 9 THE IMPERIAL CUSTOMER Always Right The Customer is King Market Research Stages of the Life Cycle Important Questions to Consider Chapter 10 R&D Innovate for the Future Setting up the Innovative & Creative Environment Government Help Creative Focus and Idea Generation No Profits without Risk Important Questions to Consider Chapter 11 INTERNATIONAL TRADE Keys to the Future Opportunities Abound Becoming an Export Success Story Sample Outline for an Export Plan Federal Government Resources Private Sector Resources Different Approaches to Direct Exporting Becoming an Import Success Story Sources of Importing Help and Assistance Important Questions to Consider Chapter 12 HUMAN RESOURCES Employees as Assets or Liabilities Your Most Important Assets Here Are Some Tips Conclusion Important Questions to Consider Chapter 13 TIME MANAGEMENT Control the Tiger The Time Funnel Results Versus Tasks Time Wasters What to Do Important Questions to Consider Chapter 14 TECHNOLOGY AT WORK IN SMALL BUSINESS Back To The Future Record Keeping Inventory Control Sales Distributing and Marketing Establishing a Web Presence Security Communications Important Questions to Consider Chapter15 RIPE FOR THE PICKING So Go Pick It Help Galore Important Questions to Consider
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Business planning -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Business -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Entrepreneurship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.