Industry Analysis through 40 Questions (part 2)
Competitors and Competitive Industry Analysis 22. How many competitors in this industry? Analyze your piece of the market, i.e. those with whom you are really competing. But be aware of…

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Factors Affecting Business Development
What factors influence business development strongly and constantly? We are talking about three business factors (or elements that are more convenient for anyone) - attention, reputation and trust. They are…

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How to sell goods well - learn from Amazon
How does Amazon sell products? As I said, we’ll just go point by point along the route that is offered to the visitor on the site. And we will, of…

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How to increase business efficiency or reduce inventory

Entrepreneurs always have the question of how to increase business efficiency. Efficiency in a small business needs to be increased constantly, looking for new ways and opportunities. And one of the possible ways to increase efficiency in your business is to reduce inventory, however strange it may seem. We’ll talk about this today.

Why less inventory is a more efficient business?
First, inventory is a cost. First you need to purchase them, and then store them in a warehouse (which, by the way, is most likely for rent, no?). Continue reading

How to do a SWOT analysis (part 3)

Step 3. SWOT matrix
Having calculated all the factors influencing the business and grouping them into four squares, we get the SWOT analysis matrix, as in the photo below. Thus, we classified all possible impacts on our business in 4 categories: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Thanks to this matrix, we better understand our own business, and, accordingly, it is easier for us to make competent decisions.how to do swot analysis
SWOT analysis matrix

Step 4. SWOT Strategy
Stroking the matrix on the SWOT, it is easy to see that in each square two elements intersect. From this “intersection”, in fact, we can extract a separate business strategy and, on the basis of it, develop a business. Continue reading

The main tasks of an entrepreneur, or what and how to do if you are an entrepreneur (part 2)

8. Foresight
Are you not a psychic? Sorry. Well, let’s do it, then somehow differently. OK stop, seriously. No superfluous feelings are meant. Remember, we have already called control one of the main tasks of an entrepreneur. I said there that everything needs to be measured and controlled. So, from these your measurements you must draw some conclusions. To analyze and draw real, practical conclusions. And on this basis, try to give some kind of forecast. What can change, which way, when, etc., in your business, of course, you understand. The task is not easy, but nonetheless.

In general, taking this opportunity, I’ll say that, of course, you can not perform all the main tasks of an entrepreneur that are listed here. Just like at school, you know, they made 7 out of 10, you get a solid three. Continue reading

Production of decorative stone as a business idea
We will begin our consideration of this business idea with a short history. The first building material that was used by our ancestors thousands of years ago, and only in…

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Common Small Business Mistakes
The topic of today's material is small business mistakes. A couple of days ago, I began to think, and what are most often mistaken? I mean us - small entrepreneurs.…

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How to study the market and why is it needed? (part 1)
First, let's figure out what a market is. I say again, I write about my concepts, which do not have to correspond to textbooks. Therefore, the market for me is…

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