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This article forecasts manufacturing costs for 2006 based on the price of commodities in some detail: energy (up); steel (down); stainless steel (down); electronics (flat). PC growth in developing countries will drive growth in electronics.
For quick reference and review, present your board with a one-page summary of your company's finances at your quarterly meetings. Open-book management companies can use it for employees, too. This technique doesn't exempt you from standard financial reporting, but it does help key stakeholders more quickly see and appreciate the big picture.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Web site contains a comprehensive guide, QandA: Small Business and the SEC, that provides a basic understanding about the various ways companies can become public and what securities laws apply.
Experienced entrepreneurs are commonly tapped to serve as outside directors for promising early-stage companies. VC and blogger Brad Feld provides some rules of thumb for compensating these valuable assets.
This resource discusses what defines competitive intelligence, the process of penetrating the veil of business secrecy, ethics and legalities, do's and don'ts, and assembling your team.
Complements are products or services that are consumed together or that enhance the consumption of one another, such as movies and popcorn. This in-depth article offers grounding in the theory of complementarity in business; practical examples, such as IBM and Linux; and questions to help you determine what role, if any, this approach can play in the growth of your company.
A market analysis helps to determine whether the marketplace needs a new product or service. This article outlines the process for developing a marketing plan and offers additional resources to help gather useful information.
Many companies go under because of failure of the relationships among the team members. Teams often launch firms without talking about what they want to get out of the venture. This article shows how company founders can better structure their top team relationships to prevent problems down the road.
The Country Commercial Guide presents a comprehensive look at the commercial environment in many countries throughout the world. It reviews economic and political conditions and trends, identifies commercial opportunities for U.S. exports and investment, and reviews the overall investment climate in each country. Key sections include a listing of best prospects, in-depth information about doing business in Israel and an economic roundup. In conjunction with the U.S. Commercial Service, several other U.S. Government agencies contribute to information contained in this comprehensive report.
This tool will help you gain, maintain, and evaluate your competitive advantage.
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