On the flip side, home builders saw their sales fall at least 5 percent in the same period. Ideally you need a little bit of “fizz.” Deadlines and urgency are good for making sure that your team gets things done.
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.
Know your audience. You wouldn’t make the same presentation about a new software package to engineers, accountants and top managers. The engineers want to know about the tool’s whizzes and whirrs–what it can do for them and why it beats competing products. The accountants want to know what it will cost and how it will save them money. Top management wants to know how it will boost productivity and give the company an edge over the competition. So adjust your pitch as needed.
Why May, you ask. Because January 1 is the day they are implemented. That’s right if it’s on the ballot and passes; it has to up and running at 100% six months later. No excuses, if it’s not running at 100% it’s defunded and we start all over again. We live in a here and now world so people expect and deserve results for their hard earned money in a timely fashion. No more years of building layers of red tape infrastructure that drains cash and accomplishes nothing. It either gets done or someone else gets a crack at it. Welcome to the real world. You produce or you get replaced with someone who will. If the government can’t do it, I guarantee the private sector can and probably for half the money.
And I’m happy to take a photo, as long as there’s not a flash involved. The only thing I request is really no hand-shaking, because my hand gets rather tired, and people tend to squeeze your hand rather hard.
Berkshire Hathaway is acknowledged as a great company. It achieved it greatness by building up an immense cash reserve which it deploys during periods of recession to save itself and to acquire other companies. Microsoft and Apples computer are to companies that have built up immense cash reserves in their match to greatness.
12. Interest on late payments (State the specifics of the late payment penalties, including interest charged. This is not too much information, as many clients do not think in advance about these issues. By stating it clearly, the client can see that all aspects of payment agreement have been thoroughly looked into and will be less likely to complain later).
You must have all these weapons in place. If you do not, another company will sue you and take all you have. The Tax authority can ruin you if you do not have the best accountants and auditors. When you lack a public relations team, an innocuous sounding rumor will destroy your company. So, you must have all these weapons in place and they will ensure your greatness.