How Fit Is Your Business?: A Complete Checkup and Prescription for Better Business Health

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Advantage Media Group, 2008 - Business & Economics - 215 pages
Treat your business like your body and get in shape today! As with health and fitness you must have a clear image of what business health is before you can ever hope to achieve it. How Fit is Your Business delivers simple and concise ways to take inventory of your business, develop plans for improvement, and implement the changes needed to succeed. Included inside are the resources you will need to: Measure your business with a ten-point business check-up - Interpret these results and establish benchmarks - Determine specific areas where your business needs improvement - Develop methodical, step-by-step processes for change - Break down the misconceptions that could lead you astray - Remove the mystery from the process of improvement - Learn the basic tools to build a better, healthier business - Measure progress and monitor success - Set the stage for success in all of your business endeavors
 

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Contents

What Is Fit?
21
Misconceptions of Business Fitness
25
Business Blindness
31
Introduction to the Checkup
35
Knowing Your Numbers
41
Systems and Processes
49
Leadership
57
Team
63
Next Steps
123
Preparing To Improve
129
Improving Your Numbers
135
Improving Systems and Processes
143
Improving Leadership
153
Improving Your Team
159
Improving Product or Service
169
Improving Profitability
177

Product or Service
71
Profitability
79
Reputation
85
Stress
91
Positioning
97
Alliances
103
Fitness Checkup Summary
109
What Your Score Means
113
Improving Reputation
181
Improving Stress Management
189
Improving Positioning
195
Improving Alliances
201
Making It Happen
205
Fitness Checkup FollowUp
209
Epilogue
213
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