In the eye of your mind, how small is your business? There is no size too small for a business owner to step up whether it is a one man operation or a 100 employee company. Since the business world is constantly changing, it is logical to say that a business is also never static but constantly changing to the change: moving up and earning more or on a spiral course going down. Year after year a growing number of businesses, having fallen victim to management negligence, have gone bankrupt. However most of these businessmen are oblivious to where it all went bad for them and it is ironic that it was the simple things which were taken for granted that brought the complications to their business state or condition. Here is a list of the common things a businessman should never forget.
Have you ever seen those long and lavish mission statements on a plaque of the corporate wall? Or, inscribed on a company’s stationery? Other popular places are on the back of business cards, on websites, brochures, and Annual Report. Yet, it’s the person who is “belly to belly” with the customer that is that company. It’s not the corporate crafted mission statement that defines that company’s image. It is the stock clerk, the teller, the barista, the ticket taker and the sales representative who has direct contact with their clients. Even in the non-profit world, many will become involved for the cause, yet the majority become involved because of a person – either someone they know, someone affected or a special someone who asked for their help.
Limited liability companies are great for small business and start-ups. They are very easy to form, and you won’t have to worry about too much paperwork (depending on your state). In some states, you don’t even have to file an company annnual report. LLC protects your personal assets. Whether you are a blogger or own a small shop, you could always get into financial trouble. Wouldn’t it be nice if your personal assets were off-limits? As long as you keep your LLC compliant, you won’t have to worry about losing your personal assets if you are sued.
The technique of adding seasoned trade lines consists of having a person with a revolving line of credit (credit card) add you as a personal user to their account. When the credit card company reports to the credit bureaus the next time (they report every month), it will show that you now have that line as well. This trade line showing on your account now increases your credit score (sometimes dramatically).
However, after a bit of thinking on the matter, it struck me that Sheriff Six Shooter would be rubbing shoulders not only with representatives from The Underworld but also with professionals in the legal system, prison system, health care system and our political system, just to name a few.
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