Business Resource Services provides information, education, and motivation to owners, managers, and advisors of independent business throughout the world.

Newsletter, October 2010

In this issue:

• Profit Mastery University •
• Top 10 Ways to Build Profit (and Value) in Your Business When Raising Prices Isn’t An Option •
• New BRS Website Announcement •
• Archived Newsletters •
• Financial Toolkit Online •

"I just completed the Profit Mastery curriculum! It was well worth my time. Every one of the concepts covered in Profit Mastery applies to my business. It’s now my responsibility to apply them in a way that will help me create more profitability, cash flow and value for my business.

I took similar coursework in my undergraduate and graduate business studies. Profit Mastery was far more pertinent and powerful, as I can now apply these concepts to my very own business!"

Thank you,
Steven A.

Profit Mastery University — Online Streaming Video Program

Profit Mastery University was developed to share the most powerful and effective financial management tools available with business owners, bankers, and CPAs everywhere.

Our comprehensive self-study curriculum, Profit Mastery: Creating Value and Building Wealth, is now available directly to you as a web-based streaming video program.  No regional meetings, no extraneous costs of airfare, hotels, meals…and no time away from your business  Just a world-class curriculum available 24/7/365. 

Filmed in front of a live audience, we think you'll find that watching the video is just like being there in the classroom — and this is the exact feedback we’ve received!  This is Profit Mastery online, and we invite you to preview, and then register for, our online program, Profit Mastery: Creating Value and Building Wealth.

When you register for the program, we’ll send you an email with your unique username and password — and we’ll immediately ship your 400-page Participant’s Guide. In addition, we have a toll-free number and an e-mail address to enable you to access our online facilitators with any questions.


This month's article is by Lauren Owen, previously a partner at Business Resource Services for more than 15 years. She is now a principal in Redpoint Succession and Leadership Coaching. Working with her partner, Urs Koenig, Lauren helps business owners achieve lasting, permanent change for themselves and their businesses.  Redpoint offers start-to-finish services for successful ownership transition.  Their leadership coaching transforms good leaders into great leaders. For a complimentary, confidential coaching session, contact them at or (206) 427-2856.


Top 10 Ways to Build Profit (and Value) in Your Business
When Raising Prices Isn’t An Option
By Lauren Owen, MBA


Today’s economy has resulted in some brutal price wars that make it difficult, if not impossible, for many companies to raise prices. Revenues have decreased dramatically in many cases. As a result, profits have taken a hit and some owners who were expecting to transition out of their businesses over the next several years have had to delay their exit plans.

Many of us have done as much cost cutting as possible. (Does the phrase “to the bone” ring a bell?) But based on the evidence we’re seeing from around the country in many different types of industries, we believe that opportunities to build profits remain. And profits are more important than ever for your company’s day-to-day survival and long-term health, and for laying the foundation for a successful ownership transition. Continue Reading...


New BRS Website Coming Soon!


Keep an eye out for a brand new website coming soon at
We're excited to share our new web format, which will allow for easier navigation and ordering of products.


Newsletter Archive


Don't forget that all of BRS's Newsletters are archived
and can be found at



Financial Toolkit


Get prepared for uncertain times with our Critical Issues Toolkit.
We've got articles, checklists and forms for you to download and share.


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