worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are
that good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."
- Howard Aiken
what you can use and let the rest go by."
- Ken Kesey
"You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was
- Albert Einstein
puts people in touch with themselves."
- Rose Lane
the Road Map alone was worth the price of attending."
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saw measurable improvements in one month."
-James F. Sunderland Jr.,
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"It was fun and interesting. I never knew numbers
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-Ray Bleser, Northeastern Fine Jewelry.
Roadmap: Stop Hidden Costs of Inventory
Corner: Why go it alone
- January Tip of the
Hidden Costs of Inventory
You finally dusted off and sold that fine piece
of giftware you fell in love with at the buying
show four years ago. Since you sold it at full
price, you made a pretty nice profit, too. Or
did you? Probably not, if you factor in all that
you spent the last couple of years in carrying
that particular piece of inventory.
try not to throw too many statistics at our
workshop attendees, but one of the key factoids
we always share with people is the average cost
of carrying inventory. Inventory experts
calculate that it starts at 20% of your total
inventory dollar and can go as high at 55%
depending on your industry. These costs are
known as "hidden costs" because typically you
won’t see them listed as a separate line item
on your P&L.
because they’re hidden, though, doesn’t mean
that they don’t erode your bottom line! continued...
Corner by Laurie Owen
Go It Alone
years of attempting to exercise on my own via
VHS/CD/DVD, walks around the block, etc., I
finally started attending a twice-weekly yoga
class earlier this year. I use the word
"attempting" because before the yoga
class it was largely a hit or miss affair,
depending on weather, mood, level of perceived
business, etc. continued...
the Internet is a great tool when conducting
market research, don’t forget your local
library. Call the research desk and have a
professional researcher help you find the answer
at no charge. Seattle Public Library’s
Reference Desk number is 206-386-4636.
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