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Tips on how to choose a consultant
Resume vs. Reputation vs. Recommendations
Of course the reputation of a consultant is a major factor for selecting a consultant. Logically, if a consultant has had a real job in the company of some kind, then it is likely to be able to help your company as well.
Nevertheless, such as tips from Seth Godin, the resume of someone actually often trap. This system is his weakness. In fact, resume or reputation is anything that’s been done a professional in the past, but not the potential in the future. So, actually the factor is not less important in selecting a consultant, in the context of a start-up is a recommendation. If there are professional colleagues in an industry are recommending a consultant, even though he doesn’t have a Resume or a brilliant Reputation, then he could you consider to be your business consultant.
Business consulting provider companies usually take the form of Firm or partnership. At the time of the initial meeting, usually a consulting firm will send its best staff. But, keep in mind that the hiring of a consultant is employing its people, not just his strategy. So, it is important to ensure, before signing the contract, who is going to execute him later. Is it the best staff, partners in the firm, or other staff. This will help you to know with whom you are working together on an important part of managing business, implementing the planned strategy.
Debt management companies are springing up everywhere. These companies help “manage” your debt by taking one monthly payment from you and distributing the money among your creditors, with whom they’ve often worked out lower payments and lower interest. This is not a loan as with debt consolidation. Sometimes people get the two confused. However, because Americans are up to their eyeballs in debt, the debt management business has become one of the fastest-growing industries today.
Companies like Consumer Credit Counseling Service can help you get better interest rates and lower payments, but at a price. When you use one of these companies and then try to get a Conventional, FHA, or VA loan, you will be treated the same as if you had filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Mortgage underwriting guidelines for traditional mortgages will consider your credit trashed, so don’t do it. Real debt help is found only in changing your behavior.
In short, debt management companies are out. Hard work is in. Change your financial behavior and change your life—for good. True debt management is about one thing: you controlling your money.
Real Debt Management
The good news is that there’s not some magical, mystical formula to good debt management. The solution is common sense and having a plan for your Total Money Makeover. Grandma’s simple way of handling money. Good debt management is 80% behavior and 20% head knowledge. It isn’t rocket science as some debt management companies try to make you believe.
Is it easy? No. In fact, it’s really hard most of the time. But it’s worth it. It’s amazing to see people change their lives through simple determination and having a plan that works every time. Once you have a real debt management plan in place, its only a matter of time.
We have people every week email or call us about how they have paid off $10k, $20k, sometimes even $100,000 in debt. Now, you may be thinking, “Yeah, right. They must be making six figures to do that.” NO! These are just people who are serious about getting out of debt. Many of them are making $30,000 to $50,000 when they decided to be debt free. It’s all a matter of attitude. We call it “gazelle intensity.”
Investors are advised to read carefully the derivative contract facilities before investing in this product. If necessary, investors are asking all the worst that may happen before signing the contract agreement.
Yes, again this ancient principles need to be reminded to investors because many investors assessed the lazy to read the contract agreement and the original play’s signature alone. In fact, whether of family education or education at the school during his childhood, surely everyone has heard the adage ‘Researching before you buy’.
“This is not to blame the investors. But sometimes the pursuit of foreign investors only interest without regard to the contents of the contract. This is what often creates problems in derivative contracts, in most cases about derivative transactions unfolding global financial markets after the collapse of the third quarter of 2008, arguably most of the blame lies on the part of investors rather than the financial institutions that provide facilities derivatives.
“I see, so far as giving the bank facility was very obedient derivatives regulation. But it sometimes raises a number of issues which I think is caused by several factors,” the most important factors that could potentially cause problems is the lack of knowledge of derivatives investors about investing in derivative products. According to him, investors sometimes forget that investing always has risks.
“Most investors think the investment is always safe and there is no risk. And one of the main principles of investment are always risks of investment. Typically, a result of this mindset, when their investment income, appear was a commotion. His bank was to blame and so on. And if seen, the banks have been very obedient rule anyway, still expressed the possibility of bank marketing team is pursuing a strategy of giving facilities derivative derivative product sales packaging with very fine, so it managed to attract investors to buy their products without doing a deeper explanation about the products they sell.
“If this had happened and the customer has a signature, the bank is not in the wrong position. Therefore, it is important investors take an active role before signing the contract agreement. If investors need to ask all the worst that might happen,” said Aviliani.
Moreover, continued Aviliani, investors must ask the underlying funds where they will be placed later. According to him, this is very important because many derivatives contracts that seemed to give promise of the return (return) is impossible.
“There are some cases where a derivative product offering returns of up to 30%. It’s impossible. Investors need to know where their funds are placed later. Investors must ask the underlying derivative products they buy,”The development of derivative products is very fast, even beyond the speed of adaptation of regulations governing the subject. I see the banks are quite cautious in following the development of derivatives. But to watch is the derivative products issued by non-bank institutions, because more lax oversight, “said Aviliani.
Aviliani said the supervision of Bank Indonesia (BI) to the banking institutions in derivative products has been quite tight. This is proved by a ban on banks sell derivative products that are speculative in December 2008.
There are three kinds of measures that can be used to quantitatively measure the performance namely:
a. The size of a single criterion
The size of a single criterion (single criteria) is a measure of performance that only use one measure to assess the performance of managers. Weakness when the single criterion used to measure the performance of people will tend to concentrate its efforts on the criteria in the business so that the result of other criteria are ignored, the
likely have the same meaning as important in determining the success or failure of the company.
b. Size range criteria
Size range criteria (multiple criteria) is a measure of performance using various measures to assess the criteria manager. These criteria seek various aspects of the performance of managers, so managers can measure performance of a variety of criteria. The goal is to make use of the various managers who measured its performance lead to different performance.
c. The size of the combined criteria
The size of the combined criteria (composite criteria) is a measure of performance using a variety of sizes, to take into account the weight of each measure and calculate rationality as a measure of the overall performance of managers. Combined criteria is done because the company realized that some goals is more important than other goals, so that some companies give weight to certain numbers on a variety of criteria to obtain a single measure of performance of managers.
Performance measurement is an analysis of data and control for the company. Performance measurement used by companies to make improvements on their operations in order to compete with other companies. For investor information about the company’s performance can be used to see whether they will maintain their investment in the company or find other alternatives. In addition measurements were also performed to demonstrate to investors and customers or society in general that the company has a good creditability (Munawir, 1995: 85)
Performance measurement is defined as “performing measurement” (performance measurement) are the qualifications and efficiency of the company or segment or effectiveness in the operation of business during the accounting period. Thus the notion of performance is a formal business enterprise carried out to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of corporate activity that has been implemented in the period of time
certain (Hanafi, 2003: 69). In his book, Halim (2003: 17), entitled “Investment Analysis” mentions that the basic idea of this fundamental approach is that stock prices are influenced by the performance of the company. If the company’s performance is good then the business will be high. With high business value to the company’s investors look to invest their money so that it will increase the stock price. Conversely, if there is bad news about the company’s performance, it will cause the stock price declines at the company. Or it can be said that the stock price is a function of firm value.
These factors can be explained as follows:
1) The Work Itself (The work itself)
According to Lutherans (1998:145), this element describes the views of employees on the job as interesting work, through the work of the employees the opportunity to learn, and gain the opportunity to accept responsibility. According to Robbins (2001:149) “employees tend to prefer jobs that give them the opportunity to use their skills and abilities and offers a variety of tasks, freedom, and feedback on how well they work. …”. The existence of appropriate work skills and abilities of employees expected to encourage employees to produce a good performance.
2) Pay (Salary)
According to Robbins (2001:149) that the employees wanted a system of wage and promotion policies which they perceive as fair, no doubt, and in line with their expectations. When viewed as a fair wage based on job demands, individual skill level, and community wage standards, will likely be generated satisfaction “. The higher the education level of employees, the higher the level the employee is likely to do social comparison with the same comparative employees outside the company. If the salary provided the company with a salary lower than that prevailing in similar companies and have the same type, it will arise against the salary of employee dissatisfaction. Therefore, wages should be determined in such a way that both parties (employee and company) feel equally benefited. Because employees who are satisfied with the salary he received, then it can create job satisfaction is expected to impact on employee performance.
Similarly According Handout (2001: 6), which states that “dissatisfaction as to the amount of compensation of employees is often due to feelings of not being treated fair and reasonable in their payments”. A similar opinion expressed Hasidim (2001: 121) that the remuneration or compensation, the employee will be able to meet physical needs, social status, and egoistical so as to obtain job satisfaction from his post.
The planning included setting the mission, vision, goal and strategy. When involved the implementation and monitoring items, was called strategic management, which is even a term used today. This was thought so because planning was only at the level of ideas but not necessarily landing in practice, requiring implementation.
Currently the strategic management continues to include the already mentioned, but he has joined the environmental analysis. This analysis, although it is true that in the 80 PEST was called, and that was to find the political, economic, social and technological developments that could affect the company, proved insufficient, as only taking into account the macro and missing studying the industrial sector and the global environment.
I would say Nag, in his own words, that “the field of strategic management deals with major and emerging initiatives taken by general managers on behalf of the owners, involving the use of resources to improve the performance of firms in their external environments. ”
Now, strategic management, which is also known as strategic planning, taking into account the goals, the company’s internal analysis, the value chain and what is popularly called in the literature of management SWOT analysis (Strengths, Opportunities , Threats).
The employer must meet the goals and targets should be the objectives.
Mainly, the company is measured by profitability, market share and / or value of the stock depending on the type of firm that is. Companies are made with the ultimate intention of generating profits. The strategy may change its elements in time. However, whenever there is a company, it will require one or more strategies