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Finance and Accounting 3

Posted by Stephen E. Roulac, Phd on Feb 10, 2020 4:56:40 PM

Misapplication of Economic Value Added Concept
Many companies have embraced the notion that the economic-value-added concept is superior to the traditional performance assessment measures based on traditional accounting.

Economic value added, known by the acronym EVA, is a financial measurement metric that considers the relationship between the enterprise’s profitability and the cost of the capital employed to achieve that profitability. The idea behind EVA is that managers should be evaluated in terms of how effectively, productively and profitably they employ capital in the business. To evaluate profit alone without considering the cost of the capital employed to achieve that profit can be very misleading. But if the relevant content and timing factors are not appropriately considered, EVA calculations can be as distorting and misleading as traditional profitability measures.

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Topics: financial management, Strategic Coach, Financial Education, business planning, mentorship

Finance and Accounting 2

Posted by Stephen E. Roulac, Phd on Feb 10, 2020 4:45:24 PM

Ignoring the Stock Price
Companies that ignore their stock price do so at their peril.

While it is crucially important to concentrate on the basic business of the company, if a company is not mindful of what happens to its stock price, it may find it is in for a rude shock. If the stock price falls too low, investors may lose confidence in management, and critical investors may sell out. If the stock price falls too low, a takeover may happen. A company needs to pay attention both to its basic business and it its stock price.

Ignoring the company’s stock price is a mistake.

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Topics: Implementation, Business inelligence, Strategic Coach, Financial Education, entrepreneurship, business planning, mentorship

Operating Philosophies 3

Posted by Stephen E. Roulac, Phd on Jan 24, 2020 11:47:47 AM

20 Exploit the Employee

Some companies operate with an exploit the employee approach.

Some companies reason that employees are out to take advantage of them, so the company should get everything it can from the employee. A company may figure that it is paying the employee good money and that therefore nothing more is due or expected. If the employee doesn’t like it, the employee can go somewhere else. After all, there are many other people the company could hire. But will an exploit the employee approach attract and keep the best employees?

Exploiting the employee can be a mistake.

 

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Topics: Implementation, Business inelligence, concepts and strategy, Strategic Coach, business planning

Operating Philosophies 2

Posted by Stephen E. Roulac, Phd on Jan 10, 2020 10:06:56 AM

11 Promoting Traffic at the Expense of Profitability 

Seeking to establish themselves in a new market, some companies may emphasize customer traffic—to the exclusion of whether they make any money on those so-called customers.

As Peter Drucker has observed, it is a fundamental business truth that the purpose of business is to create and retain a customer. But if you do not make any money on your customers, you do not have a business. Generating traffic without revenue and profitable customer transactions is a sure way to financial ruin. This lesson was relearned by many dot-com technology companies in the 1990s, who promoted traffic to their websites but failed to establish a viable business model. Numerous dot-com companies that failed did not sufficiently understand that, at the end of the day, maximizing hits is much less important than generating revenues in amounts more than the expenses incurred in
achieving those revenues, so that the business can make a profit and sustain itself.

Promoting customer traffic at the expense of good business is a mistake. 

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Topics: Business Growth, Systems and Processes, success, Strategic Coach, Financial Education, entrepreneurship, business planning

12 Business Strategy Mistakes on Plans and Goals

Posted by Stephen E. Roulac, Phd on Dec 20, 2019 2:29:44 PM

1 No Plan

A surprising number of companies operate with no plan.

If you operate with no plan, you are proceeding in reliance on spontaneous, reactive, and even impromptu action—rather than on the basis of deliberate, considered approaches to the business. If what is to be done is not much thought about in advance, the opportunity for reflection, consideration and choosing the best way is quite limited. Without a plan, the benefits of plans—focus on priorities, assignment of responsibilities, accountability for results—cannot be realized. Enterprises with plans achieve greater and more frequent success than those that lack them. For as it has insightfully been said, failing to plan is planning to fail.

Not having a plan is a mistake.

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Topics: Business Growth, concepts and strategy, Strategic Coach, entrepreneurship, business planning

421 Strategy Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

Posted by Stephen E. Roulac, Phd on Dec 20, 2019 2:25:54 PM

In Lewis Carroll’s classic book, Through the Looking Glass, the Red Queen prophetically informs Alice, “You must run as fast as you can just to stay in the same place. If you want to get ahead, you must run at least twice as fast.” Today, however, even running as fast as you can will not necessarily allow you to stay in the same place. To cope with and prevail in the challenges of life today, you need an effective strategy. You need either to do what you did before—very, very well—or to do something differently.

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Topics: concepts and strategy, success, entrepreneurship, business planning

Business Planning Tool for Physicians, Dentists, Info-Marketers and Financial Advisors

Posted by Parthiv Shah on Oct 11, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Are you a physician, dentist, info-marketer or financial advisor? Do you have a business plan?

Most who reach out to me for business planning help don't have any type of plan in place.

The tool we use at eLaunchers is called LivePlan. I'll share how you can use this valuable business planning tool in your business.

Physicians, dentists, info-marketers and financial advisors need good business planning and access to real-time financial information.

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Topics: Business Growth, Business inelligence, Business Plan, business planning

Business Planning for 2020

Posted by Parthiv Shah on Oct 3, 2019 8:03:51 AM

 

"You can't really know where you're going unless you know where you've been." -- Maya Angelou

We're in the 4th quarter of 2019. Now is the time to review your 2019 business plan and begin preparation for what you're going to accomplish in 2020. 

What is a business plan? It's a written description of your business's future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it. Don't worry - it doesn't have to be long or complex to start. Ryan Deiss is famously known for making one on a napkin.

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Topics: Business Growth, Business inelligence, Business Plan, business planning

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