The Street Smart MBA

The Street Smart MBA

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Business schools have long enticed students into their MBA programs with the promise that, after a short stint spent studying the ins and outs of the business world, they will be able to step right into the upper echelons of management or launch a business that soon has them flitting about the world in a private jet. qSounds great, q you say. qSign me up!q Not so fast. Sure, business school might prove a necessary prerequisite for those aiming to gain employment at a large financial institution, land a job with a consultancy, or accelerate their journey to managerial superstardom at a Fortune 500 company. But for aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners alike, the truth of the matter is this: The ability to get a business off the ground and running successfully is not the byproduct of toiling away in a classroom, learning esoteric subjects like the economics of competition. Rather, all it takes to start and run a truly successful business are a few sensible, time-proven techniques that have been needlessly forgotten in business innovators' haste to reinvent the wheel. That's why, in The Street Smart MBA, Steve Babitsky and James J. Mangraviti, Jr., encourage you to ditch classa€”or, better yet, ditch b-school altogethera€”and go back to the business basics with a series of ten simple steps that will do more for your company than the letters M, B, and A ever will. There are no forays into game theory in The Street Smart MBA, no parables, and no intellectualizing. Instead what you will find is a practical, easy-to-understand, step-by-step business strategy guide that encourages you to revive a handful of basic yet essential practices that many business owners have lost sight of, such as: Building a brand that is so synonymous with quality that you'll be able to maximize your company's profits in no time; Turning your company's products and services into profits by finding your company a niche, working with deadlines, and honoring your company's image above all else; Dealing with customer complaints head-on so that you can turn gripes into opportunities; Doing favors, mentoring, and sending gifts, in order to grow your business network; And much more. With its emphasis on ten simple yet time-honored principles that lead to business success, The Street Smart MBA is all the business education that entrepreneurs with great ideas and business owners with the drive to succeed will ever need. What youa€™ll learn Practical, proven advice on building a brand that maximizes your company's profits How to get people to help your company out and give you invaluable information (for free) Simple steps and checklists for developing products and services your company can profit from Marketing techniques that will turn your company's services and products into profits Money-saving tactics that will save your company's bottom line Practical pointers for minimizing your pain and maximizing your gain when managing people Who this book is for The Street Smart MBA is geared toward the tens of millions of businesspeople who own or run small, medium, and large businesses or are planning to do so in the future. Additionally, the book will appeal to college students and young professionals who are contemplating whether or not to attend business school; novice and seasoned entrepreneurs alike who want to position their new venture for business success; and even current undergraduate and MBA students who are thinking about starting up a company and have begun searching for an alternative business education that will help them do so. Table of Contents Step 1: Build a Superb Brand Step 2: Grow and Tap Your Network Step 3: Develop Products Customers Love Step 4: Sell Your Company's Products and Services in a Cost-Effective Manner Step 5: Control Your Costs and Increase Your Productivity Step 6: Take Charge Recruit, Motivate, and Retain a Superior Workforce Deal with Customer Complaints Head-On Manage Yourself Become a Better Negotiatoragt;Ialt;agt;Ialt;agt;Ialt; There are certain products or services for which people will pay a premium for quality. ... Fancy private schools charge nearly ten times as much as comparably competitive state institutions do for an undergraduate education. ... Herea#39;s one final way to look at it: leta#39;s say that your child gets accused of a crime. If he isanbsp;...

Title:The Street Smart MBA
Author:Jr. Mangraviti, James J., Steve Babitsky
Publisher:Apress - 2012-12-11


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