The article several graphs discussing shooting range operators concerns in the U.S. including one on facility expansion, second on community relations, and last on business planning.
The article considers the opening of retail stores in South Africa by the U.S. clothing store chain Gap Inc. The scheduled opening in 2012 of three stores in that country by Gap is discussed as an example of its business plan to expand its operations in developing countries where its sales have increased while closing stores in North America due to declining sales.Read More
The article focuses on the concept of enterprise transformation, the large-scale reorganization of a company to remain competitive during economic uncertainty. It is argued that transformation of a corporation’s strategies, management, and processes is more effective than pursuing incremental changes. A successful organizational transformation is defined as one that develops competencies in the values of customers, brands, employees, and partners, and creates strategies to allocate resources and pursue process innovations. INSET: CHANGING YOUR GAME.Read More
Back in 2004, Eric E. Schmidt, then Google’s chief executive, proclaimed, ”We’re not going into the phone business, but we’re going to make sure Google is on those phones.” Less than a year later, however, Google did the opposite. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Read More
The article discusses the need for bar associations to effectively deal with changes and structural challenges to guarantee success in the future. It stresses the importance of addressing risky business strategies to remain relevant to the legal profession. According to Jeff De Cagna of Principled Innovation, associations have to consider the impact of societal transformation. It also describes how changes affecting the profession may be regarded as a threat or opportunity by the sector.Read More
The article presents advice on starting one’s own business. Necessary skills such as marketing and finance can be obtained from courses at community colleges. Try to find a mentor from the field you want to enter. In order to obtain financing you will need to write a business plan. Potential sources of financing include credit cards, home equity loans, and credit unions.Read More