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Articles by Jack Tester

The Bottom Line: Managing Direct Costs Is Job One For A Successful Business Operator

February 1, 2010
Labor costs get out of control the quickest and are the most difficult to get back in line.
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The Bottom Line: Sustain The Gain In 2010!

January 1, 2010
Six key business lessons we learned over the past year.
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What To Change In 2010 - How About You?

December 1, 2009
Fire your old self and change the behaviors necessary to turn your business around.
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Plan To Have A Great 2010

November 1, 2009
Planning is necessary no matter how long you’ve been in business.
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Would You Fire Yourself?

October 1, 2009
Run your business as if you were a shareholder in the company, not just management.
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It's What's On The Inside That Counts

September 1, 2009
Emulate successful companies’ business practices, not just their marketing ideas.
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The First Hire

August 1, 2009
That employee can make or break a company.
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In A Business Funk?

July 1, 2009
You may be in short supply of ‘Management Muscle.’
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In Tough Times, First Things First

June 1, 2009
Get a handle on your direct labor costs and worry about the free doughnuts later.
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'If I Only Had More Calls…'

May 1, 2009
Successful companies bring their A game every day.
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