A L Bean & Company

April 8, 2010


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Staying Profitable in a Bad Economy

Many businesses are cyclical and ultimately have declining sales, slow growth or no growth during bad economic conditions. Inevitably some businesses close their doors during poor economic times. A bad economy can expose entrepreneurs that are poor business managers and cripple their businesses even further. In this article we offer some insights into some areas to consider when the economy is against you.

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Protecting Your Business Assets

All you need to do is turn on the television or pick up a newspaper and see that businesses are increasingly losing money due to unscrupulous employees, shady customers or vendors. These scams are all examples of fraud and are a growing problem. In this article we highlight employee fraud and discuss how your business can decrease your chances of being a victim.

Download the Fraud Risk White Paper

Starting A Successful Business

Arguably business owners are the backbone of our economy.  Small businesses make up the overwhelming majority of businesses.  Small business owners are generally risk takers that are willing to bet that their idea will take off and become a success story.  Unfortunately, most businesses fail within the first 12 to 24 months.  Within 5 years 95% of businesses fail.  In this article, we explore some ideas on what it takes to start and run a successful business.  No one likes to fail. Our goal is to help our readers start off on a good footing.

Download the New Business White Paper

Download the New Business White Paper

Managing Your Cost Structure

Business owners wear several hats, and all are important to running a successful enterprise.  The Finance hat should be given a considerable amount of time, considering that cash flow kills businesses more than any other reason.  For many small business owners, managing costs is arguably at the very top of the priority list.  There are various ways to manage your costs, and we highlight some in this article.

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