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A variety of articles describing processes on “How To Do” and accomplish somethuing of value.

Building a Fortune 500 Manufacturing Corporation from Scratch (Synergy and Homogeneity for Growth in Manufacturing)

Dr. John Psarouthakis, Founder and former CEO, JPIndusries,Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial corporation. Publisher of www.BusinessThinker.com

J.P. Industries. Inc. (JPI) made its first acquisition – a metal stamping firm with annual sales of $3 million. Within the next ten years JPI joined the Fortune 500 Industrial Corporations. It was merged into T & N, plc of the UK in its 11th year.

Writing about JPI, I would like to start with the two factors I consider central to the success of JPI: synergy and homogeneity.

You are probably saying to yourselves that synergy was a concept of the 1960’s which was not notably successfully employed by the conglomerates which coined it, and that homogeneity reminds you more of processing milk than of conducting business. However, I believe that understood and applied correctly, the   concepts   expressed by these words have clear practical meanings and direct application to business growth.

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The Best Gift You Can Ever Buy For Yourself: A Business of Your Own!

Mr. Richard Parker is the author of the “How To Buy A Good Business At A Great Price” series which is sold in over 80 countries. He is the founder of Diomo Corporation and has personally purchased eleven businesses. Learn more about Richard and his materials at diomo.com (www.diomo.com)

It’s amazing how we see an immediate increase in our business right after the December holidays and the day after every long weekend. The former may be many “New Year’s Resolutioners” as I call them, and the latter is because most people dread the thought of going back to their job after an extended weekend. So, let’s pretend it’s the holidays right now, and sing to yourself: “All I Want for Christmas is a business of my own…”

If you have any desire to be in business for yourself, then now’s the time to make your move! In fact, there has never been a better time to take that step. So this year, buy yourself the greatest gift of all – a business of your own!

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Growth Strategy / Business Models-a brief comment

To survive, grow, and remain profitable, your company must develop effective Growth Models (strategies and action plans) at specific points in time incorporating each of the issues listed below,

  • resource acquisition
  • resource allocation
  • work flow
  • human relations
  • technical mastery
  • market strategy, and the Internet
  • Social Media
  • public relations
  • Financial / Cash-flow Management

Regardless of your company’s stage of development (infancy or maturity) or its market niche you must incorporate the above issues in to your operating plans and culture. And remember that the performance of the company is a multiplicative result of the above functions not an arithmetic sum!

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