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As the first indicator of profitability, a firm's gross margin will establish the goals that will drive the action plans of almost every department. The second indicator, Operating Expenses, should be assessed just as carefully.
Noncompete clauses seem nearly universal--and not just in technology companies. But the effect is especially strong on specialist and "star" inventors, according to new research by Harvard Business School's Matt Marx, Deborah Strumsky, and Lee Fleming. Marx reflects on the business and career implications in this QandA.
Whether you are looking at improving how you currently run your business or planning significant expansion, the operations of your business are critical to your success.
Read the example to learn how one company documented their operation systems and workflow to reach their goal of using shared knowledge to increase sales.
This tool will help develop one complete workflow for a single operational system.
Dr. William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense discusses lessons in leadership reminding us that a pivotal point in management is realizing that "It's your ship" and your own "crew". Perry draws parallels from his experience in business as an entrepreneur and in the government in various critical technology development roles and most recently as the Secretary of Defense (1994-1997). Perry ends with an incisive management principle applicable both in the corporate world and the government - "Take care of your troops and they will take care of you."
Discover the importance of planning and documenting processes--what we do, procedures--how we do it, and policies--why or when we do it.
This article presents a discussion of how ownership can be distributed in a company, first considering equity allocation when starting a company and then examining the amount and effect of dilution that might be caused by accepting outside financing.
There are six primary legal forms of doing business. This article will help you understand the basics and better communicate your needs with your attorney and accountant.
This marketing expert and author provides five reasons why outsourcing e-mail marketing to a reputable e-mail service provider can optimize your return on investment.
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