Monthly Archives: September 2010

Tips For Survival In An Economic Downturn

If you are still feeling the effects of the economic downturn, try the following tips from Doug Richard, entrepreneur and Dragon. 5. TALK TO YOUR LENDERS If you have debt financing, stay in communication with your creditors. Don’t wait until … Continue reading

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Tips For Survival In An Economic Downturn

If you are still feeling the effects of the economic downturn, try the following tips from Doug Richard, entrepreneur and Dragon. 4. YOU CAN ALWAYS CUT MORE You can forecast expenses, you can’t forecast revenue. Look for places to cut … Continue reading

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Tips For Survival In An Economic Downturn

If you are still feeling the effects of the economic downturn, try the following tips from Doug Richard, entrepreneur and Dragon. 3. DON’T DEPEND ON ANYONE Keep a close eye on your suppliers, and have alternatives. In a downturn, some … Continue reading

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Tips For Survival In An Economic Downturn

If you are still feeling the effects of the economic downturn, try the following tips from Doug Richard, entrepreneur and Dragon. 2. COLLECT WITH PASSION On a related point, manage receivables aggressively. Businesses are holding on to their cash longer … Continue reading

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Tips For Survival In An Economic Downturn

If you are still feeling the effects of the economic downturn, try the following tips from Doug Richard, entrepreneur and Dragon. 1. CASH IS KING Manage cash – if you’re out of cash and out of credit, you’re out of … Continue reading

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Creating a Great First Impression

Do What You Say, When You Say You Will It sounds obvious but make sure you follow up. If you have said you will send through a contacts details, make sure you do it. If you have arranged to send … Continue reading

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Creating a Great First Impression

What Else Can You Add of Value? When you are meeting a prospect or attending a networking event you will understandably be focused on what you can get out of the experience. But be prepared to give a little too. … Continue reading

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Creating a Great First Impression

Make Yourself Clear Make sure you are prepared for the specific situation. If you are attending a networking group, make sure you have perfected your one minute presentation and are prepared to speak to prospects on a one-to-one basis and … Continue reading

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Creating a Great First Impression

Are You Interested? As well as having the opportunity to speak about yourself and your business, it is equally important to show interest in your prospect and their business activities. You will create a great first impression if you listen … Continue reading

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