metropolitan statistical area.
one that has a unique product line, dissimilar to that of its competitors.
one that sells high-priced products that customers comparison shop for.
one whose location is part of its trademark.
one located in an incubator.
conduct a kinesiology study.
hire a market research firm to study your business.
conduct focus groups with former customers.
simply observe customers in the store.
the available labor pool for the business.
knowing the customer and what is convenient to them.
the tax rate of the local and state governments.
the security of the area and the services provided by the site to the business owner.
all vendors are charging the same prices.
the use of a cross-functional team to conduct the evaluation.
the business owner has detailed knowledge of the vendors.
vendors are publicly owned so information can be gathered on each of them.
The local telephone directory
The industry trade association
All of these
minimum level of stock allowable
Marketing and sales
Finance and accounting
Production and engineering
All of the above
excessive inventory taxes by local and state government.
minimizing reordering costs.
creating too quick a turnover of inventory.
tying up an excessive amount of the firm’s capital.
office equipment, computers, etc.
vehicles, automobiles and trucks
taxes and licensing fees
physical breakdowns of security.
improper cash controls.
All of these
is not necessary if the business owner uses a perpetual inventory control system or has a computerized point of sale (POS) terminal.
typically involves one employee and is done weekly.
allows the owner to evaluate the effectiveness and the accuracy of his/her inventory control system.
is not necessary if the business owner uses an ABC inventory system.
an EDI system
universal product code labels and scanners
an ABC system
try to exercise control 80% of the time over 20% of their inventory.
identify those inventory items that represent the greatest value to the business and focus inventory control efforts on them.
focus on the 80% of their inventory that only produces 20% of their results in order to improve performance.
try to earn 20% more out of the 80% of their inventory that isn’t producing.
human resource plan
can largely ignore the references of professional job candidates.
should also talk with previous employers, not just the references provided.
may only ask for confirmation of employment dates, job title, and salary information.
is able to ask any question of the reference to find about things he/she could not ask the candidate.
placing a few underperformers on the team to minimize internal conflict.
forming teams around natural work flows, giving them specific tasks.
keeping pay based on individual effort.
not permitting teams’ involvement in the assessment of their own performance.
knowing what to do.
motivate workers to higher levels of performance.
knowing how to do.
wanting to do something.
a human resource audit.
they don’t know how to do it.
they are reluctant to let go of the business.
they can’t afford the attorneys’ and accountants’ fees.
they don’t feel they need one because they know which child will assume management of the business.
A sale for cash plus a note
Leveraged buyouts (LBOs)
Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
Selling to insiders
naming a successor too early.
having another manager in the company mentor the successor.
assuming his/her children want control of the business.
All of these
Fair Credit Reporting Act
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Equal Credit Opportunity Act
still consider a promise binding even if made without a consideration.
do not evaluate the adequacy of the consideration.
consider offers of “love and affection” to be valuable consideration.
weigh the value of the consideration in ruling on the validity of the contract.
“Seller makes no warranties on this product whatsoever”
None of the above. A merchant cannot disclaim sales warranties.
a promise by one party to do something in the future.
the ability to contract.
an intention to be bound by the contract.
an offer and an acceptance.
breach of contract.
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