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WHAT DOES NOT KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER
By Frontiers Consulting on Wed, 07 October, 2015 08:51:15 AM.
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He took a deadly serious look at himself in the mirror."What has gone wrong"?The face starring back at him had aged a lot more in the past year.

A lot had gone wrong with the biggest deal of his life.A buyer was ready,willing and committed to pay a N100 million for the company's new product.It was every entrepreneur's dream.Although the company had three brutal industry downturns where he had nearly lost all but the company had grown from N12 million in sales and paltry profits to more than N60 million.He had done all this before his 60th birthday.

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UNILEVER’S FAILURE TO MARKET-TEST IN EUROPE
By Frontiers Consulting on Fri, 02 October, 2015 05:23:21 PM.
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London based Unilever learned a costly lesson when it decided to skip formal test marketing in favour of a full-blown rollout of its Power laundry detergent. It was so excited about Power's patented manganese-based catalyst, The Accelerator that it forged ahead with a $300 million Power introduction across Europe.

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KODAK AND FUJI DEFENDING THEIR MARKET SHARE
By Frontiers Consulting on Fri, 02 October, 2015 02:41:41 PM.
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For more than 100 years, Eastman Kodak has been known for its easy-to-use cameras, high quality film, and solid profits. During the past decade, Kodak's sales have flattened and its profit have declined. Kodak has been outpaced by more innovative competitors many who are Japanese, who introduced or improved upon cameras, video cameras and one-hour film-processing labs. However when Fuji Photo Film Company moved in on Kodak's bread and butter colour film business, Kodak took the challenge seriously.

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5 WAYS START-UPS CAN BEAT BIG COMPANIES
By Frontiers Consulting on Fri, 02 October, 2015 02:13:37 PM.
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One of the most intimidating things entrepreneurs face is the fact that some of their competitors are massive multi-billion dollar corporations. Everyone knows the story of David and Goliath; occasionally the underdog wins. But in the real world, the giant wins a lot (if not most) of the time.

So how do you do it? Below are five principles that can help beat your giant competitors:

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10 PRACTICES FOR BECOMING A SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRE
By Frontiers Consulting on Fri, 02 October, 2015 11:20:24 AM.
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Becoming a self-made millionaire is no easy task. Yet, for the individuals who have accomplished this major feat in the past, the process involves following a few set rules like these or guidelines that have proven to help self-made professionals, no matter what industry they may be in. If you have your sights focused on a life as a self-made millionaire then consider these rules to live by:

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THEMES OF STRENGHTsFINDER
By Frontiers Consulting on Wed, 30 September, 2015 09:36:57 AM.
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  • DELIBERATIVE­ Weighs, examines, convince others of its truth in order to persuade them

to adopt it.

  • DEVELOPER­ An entity engaged in the creation or improvement of certain classes of

products and services.

  • DISCIPLINE­ Having a controlled behaviour, self­control, set of rules regulating behaviour.
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WAYS TO KEEP YOURSELF CHARGED UP
By Frontiers Consulting on Tue, 22 September, 2015 01:13:35 PM.
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  • Surround yourself with positive, successful colleagues, clients, and friends. Their attitudes and energy will rub off on you.

 

  • Join or create a weekly networking group with whom you can support and share successes.

 

  • Give yourself a break ….in fact, several breaks. Research shows that a short break every forty-five minutes increases productivity.
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DICTIONARY OF MARKETING
By Frontiers Consulting on Tue, 22 September, 2015 01:00:22 PM.
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  • ACCELERATOR- The theory that a change in demand for consumer goods will result in a greater change in demand for capital goods used in their production.

 

  • BAIT- An article which is sold at a loss to attract customers.

 

  • BALLON- A loan where the last repayment is larger than the others.
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BUSINESS QUOTATIONS
By Frontiers Consulting on Tue, 22 September, 2015 11:32:23 AM.
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  • I understand small business growth. I was one- George W. Bush

 

  • No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or “get rich” in business by being a conformist- J. Paul Getty.

 

  • Everything is always impossible before it works. That is what entrepreneurs are all about-doing what people have told them is impossible- R. Hunt Greene.
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WORK AND BUSINESS QUOTES
By Frontiers Consulting on Mon, 21 September, 2015 10:06:02 AM.
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“Do business but be not a slave to it”- Anonymous

 

“Plain dealing is more often praised than practised”- Anonymous

 

“Absence of occupation is not rest, a mind quite vacant is a mind distress’d” – William Cowper

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ACCOMPLISH YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS
By Frontiers Consulting on Mon, 21 September, 2015 09:13:15 AM.
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Not considering your stage in life, you are expected to have some short and long term goals. Setting substantial and practical goals, following them, and tracking your progress is the key to success in achieving financial freedom. These are keys on how to accomplish your financial goals:

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CHOOSE: FATE OR CHOICE
By Frontiers Consulting on Mon, 21 September, 2015 08:48:58 AM.
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Some think and observe the various outcomes of life and conclude that it's all a matter of fate and destiny. That man has no control over what the final outcome will be. That is a very sad way to look at life. Men are not meant to just go through life like a robot preprogramed without options simply to act in certain pre-determined ways. One of the first responsibilities of man was to exercise power of choice and live in the consequences of his choice.

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NECESSARY INGREDIENTS TO COOK UP A BUSINESS
By Frontiers Consulting on Fri, 18 September, 2015 05:38:27 PM.
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These requirements should be satisfied by every business and made mandatory by the government:

 

Tax clearance certificate.

 

VAT and WHT remittances – Such tax should be remitted monthly. Failure to do so can attract non-issuance of tax clearance certificate.

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POWERFUL MARKETING WORDS
By Frontiers Consulting on Fri, 18 September, 2015 05:25:41 PM.
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CATCHPENNY: An article which has only superficial appeal, but which attracts buyers.

ACORN: A classification of residential areas into categories, based on the type of people who live in them, the type of houses, etc. Used in consumer research.

TYREKICKER: A prospective customer who wants to examine every option before making up his or her mind about a purchase as opposed to a first choice who chooses the first option available.

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10 KEYS FOR BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS (PART 2)
By Frontiers Consulting on Fri, 18 September, 2015 05:01:36 PM.
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 FOLLOW THE LEADERS: Do what successful do follow the leaders, not the followers. Do what the top people in your field are doing. Ask them what books you should read, what audio programs you should listen to, and courses you should take. Inquire about their attitudes, philosophies, and approaches to their businesses and their customers.

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