On the flip side, home builders saw their sales fall at least 5 percent in the same period. Color is an important element of a website, but some folks just don’t get it. Returns happen quite often and the best policy is a clear return policy.
Ken McElroy, author of “The ABCs of Real Estate Investing,” has a method he uses to find prospective investment real estate. He’s been at it for a long time but, he says, no matter how much experience he gains, he always uses the same method.
Branding has been around for hundreds of years. Large international firms are highly protective of their brand, such as Coca Cola, IBM, Mercedes Benz, etc. When we think of a particular product, a certain image comes to mind. When we consider buying an expensive vehicle, we might consider a Mercedes Benz. We attach certain qualities and a reputation to that vehicle such as safety, quality of workmanship and resale value. Generally people think the Mercedes Benz brand is a positive one.
Twitter uses hashtags. It also has desktop and smart-phone apps like TweetDeck that allow you to identify and connect with others with similar interests. To see how hastags work just do a twitter search for #CPA to tune into the conversation that CPAs are having. Facebook makes it easier. Just search for groups with appropriate interests and you’ll get access to plenty of other users. You’ll find tons of diverse groups with highly specialized interests. There are groups dedicated to start-up businesses, entrepreneurs, and just about every specific industry. You may also find some useful advice for running your business in groups dedicated to accounting. There’s health care for accountants, support groups, and firms that are shifting their business model to cloud computing.
33. This week, plan in your diary, just one hour to go through and discard stuff you don’t need. Do the same for next week and the week after that. One hour a week and you’ll save half a day!
We would also make the 4% a law. No increase ever, none. Government can get out of our way and we will grow the revenue through the roof. They will live on a budget tied to the welfare of the entire country, not just a few who think they have a plan for everyone. This plan would turn the economy into a raging juggernaut. Growth would be so dramatic and rapid it would astound even the greatest of disbelievers.
It’s obviously not going to be as popular as Emerson, Lake and Palmer, because that was a long time ago. Prog rock music will never be popular. I’m more of a delicatessen. Then, we were more of a supermarket.
Don’t let succession plans take on soap opera proportions. Reading this book can help mitigate the emotions involved in selling any family-owned business, and give needed financial, legal, and investment advice, as well.