Buy a business? Think due diligence

Congratulations. You have just decided to buy a business, merge with another company, or invest in someone else's company. Exciting, isn't it? You've probably been busy learning about the business, talking to the seller about the operation, conducting market research, and planning how you can run it better than the previous owner. It doesn't matter if you're buying a small cell phone store, a...

Opening a health food service business in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is home to many thriving industries, manufacturing units, and food processing. Biotech research and healthcare industries are also constantly improving. As people become more health oriented, they will definitely patronize a health food service company.Start-up details to consider:It will be ideal to decide on the type of health food service business you want to form and the products you...

Copyright Tattoo Art

It's hard to identify a more personalized statement or collaborative endorsement method than using our bodies as canvases, permanently marking the skin. Tattoo artists may be some of the most prolific producers of artwork. His clients' tattooed compositions are larger and more easily visible than works done in almost any other medium. However, within the field of tattooing, sufficiently detailed...

Top 10 Tips for Aligning Your Authentic Business with Your Passion and Purpose

This week's article is about how to align your authentic business with your passion and purpose. The truth is that one of the most important questions that the most enlightened entrepreneurs have (Trainers, Authors, Speakers, Trainers, Leaders and Experts) what I love to call, CASTILLO Enlightened, is whether or not your business fully expresses your true passion and sole purpose. For example,...

Factoring vs. invoice discounting

Both factoring and invoice discounting can be described as ways to obtain immediate cash by selling accounts receivable to a third party, typically a finance company. In fact, the two methods are more similar than different. Factoring, also known as asset securitization, is a direct sale of accounts receivable to the finance company. The company gets cash, and the finance company collects the...

Introduction to Scrum

Agile software development is gaining a lot of popularity due to its incremental nature, its flexibility to change, and its collaborative and self-organizing multifaceted teams. This provides the perfect solution for businesses like startups that are not resource intensive and need to respond to market conditions fairly quickly. Modern Agile owes its proliferation to the Agile Manifesto which was...

Stock trading for a living, following a trading system

Following a trading system is on the one hand the easiest thing a trader can do and on the other hand it becomes an almost impossible task for most traders. In truth, few traders can follow a trading system. I have met hundreds, maybe a thousand traders, some who were positively brilliant, and I will tell you that very few could follow a system.I'm not sure why this is so. Before I became a...

Bad Credit Credit Cards: Many Different Types

Credit cards are almost a necessity in the world of consumers today, allowing them to rent a car, book a hotel, shop online and buy a plane ticket and having bad credit can make it difficult to get one. Most bad credit credit cards were designed primarily to make it easier to get if you have poor credit and provide an opportunity to rebuild a FICO score from consumers, which is also good for...

A Brief Overview of Contract Law: Key Terms, Common Defenses, and General Recommendations

Many people and companies enter into contracts without fully understanding the terms. Often, neither party is clear about what the contract requires in terms of performance standards, remedies for breach, and whether unwritten terms can supplement the written contract. This publication is intended to provide a quick guide to some key terms and issues that are relevant to the area of...

10 Characteristics of Effective Quality Management Systems

Quality management systems can become cumbersome and bureaucratic if they are not properly developed, implemented and maintained. Effective quality management systems have ten common characteristics that I have discovered in my consulting practice over the past two decades. These common denominators of quality management, when implemented correctly, can improve your organization's ability to...