In today’s edition of the PBO Link Roundup: small business are now trying their hand at forex as a hedge; an intriguing article about the concept of “decision fatigue”; and, an important lesson for any business using Facebook.
Is Your Business Buyer Ready? Your Customers Have the Answer
Running a successful business is the goal of every business owner. Eventually though you will need to sell the company in order to move on to your next venture or to retire and sail off into the sunset Jimmy Buffett style. In order to obtain the most money upon the sale of your company,you will need to ensure that every aspect of your company is “buyer ready.” Developing an ongoing, stable revenue stream comprised of satisfied customers is one of the most important things you can do to make your company buyer ready.
A couple of months ago, John Warrillow wrote an article for Inc.com called “One Question Can Predict the Future of Your Company.” In it, he discusses a common problem for all business: monitoring customer satisfaction levels. [Read more…]
PBO Link Roundup for August 11th, 2011
In today’s edition of the link roundup, you get: a conversation with the president of Standard and Poor’s; myths about social media marketing for businesses; and tips on a) how to look and act like a leader, and b) how to backup the precious information on your smartphones.
PBO Link Roundup for August 9th, 2011
In today’s link roundup: how to line up the right customers ahead of a startup launch; the story of a man who has made millions hauling other peoples’ junk; the bad-mouth blues; and the fine line between fear and courage.
PBO Link Roundup for August 4th, 2011
In today’s link roundup, we kick things off with an interesting case study in how Starbucks fumbled, quite expensively, its expansion into Australia.
Other article topics include: is “Big Oil” coming to an end?; how the role of franchisers has changed in the current lending environment; the challenges and opportunities presented by a “lean” startup model; and money management tips for young entrepreneurs.
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