Selecting a PR/Marketing Agency

While Public Relations and Marketing are two separate functions, they share many of the same considerations when selecting an agency for your company. After discussing these considerations we will consider what is unique to each function. Base the decision on value Make a decision about your agency based on the value it can deliver, not on price alone. A good agency will match the best mix of activities against your budget to maximize the results. Is the prospective agency interested in your company? A strong … 
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Requirements for Child Day Care Centers in Cincinnati

Requirements for Day Care Center

The information presented herein for the City of Cincinnati is intended only to provide a general picture of the industry, a partial checklist, and sources of current comprehensive information. The regulations are regularly reviewed and periodically modified. It is likely that similar controls will be in place in other locations, particularly in the State of Ohio. It is necessary to inquire with local authorities before planning a center in any location. State of Ohio Administrative Codes 5101:2-12-01 thru -99 are incorporated and enhanced in the … 
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Covington Catering Company Owner Named SCORE Client of the Year

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      Contact: Melinda Zemper                                                                                                              Sept. 26, 2016 Email: mzemper@fuse.net Phone: (513) 706-3737   Covington Catering Company Owner Named SCORE Client of the Year The Delish Dish catering firm and … 
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Florence Home Care Company Named SCORE Client of the Year

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      Contact: Melinda Zemper                                                                                                              Sept. 26, 2016 Email: mzemper@fuse.net Phone: (513) 706-3737  Florence Home Care Company Named SCORE Client of the Year Helping Hands NKY in Florence, Ky., was … 
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Mason’s NANI Massage Named SCORE Client of the Year

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      Contact: Melinda Zemper                                                                              Sept. 26, 2016 Email: mzemper@fuse.net Phone: (513) 706-3737 Mason’s NANI Massage Named SCORE Client of the Year NANI Massage of Mason was selected a Client of the Year Sept. 16 at the annual SCORE luncheon and awards ceremony. The year-and-a-half old company is owned by Nancy Blanchard of Loveland; Matt Roth and Ashley McCarty. Their SCORE mentors are Gilbert Minson of Symmes Township; Dick Wendel of Cincinnati; and Jane Vanderhorst of Cincinnati. SCORE is the volunteer arm of … 
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Legal Considerations Brief Roundup

Legal considerations are not to be ignored by small business owners. The easiest way to avoid any problems is to be prepared. Preparation should begin with choosing your attorney before you need one. Your Business Attorney What legal services can an attorney provide your business? Select and implement your legal form of business organization LLC: understand the benefits and limitations of this form of legal protection Multiple member LLC or partnership: draft operating and buy-sell agreements between partners Sub-S or schedule-C corporation: draft corporation buy-laws, … 
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SCORE Selects Three Entrepreneurs 2016 Clients of the Year

2016 Clients of the Year

      Contact: Melinda Zemper                                                                                                              Sept. 26, 2016 Email: mzemper@fuse.net Phone: (513) 706-3737   SCORE Selects Three Entrepreneurs 2016 Clients of the Year Three regional businesses—a catering company, an at-home … 
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FINANCIAL EVALUATION OF FRANCHISE INVESTMENTS

Investing in a franchise is basically the same as buying any business. The financial aspects are covered in the SCORE Brief Buying a Business. In addition, however, an important aspect of buying a franchise is evaluating the investment consequences from the franchisee’s viewpoint; the discussion below outlines a method for such an evaluation. 1. Determine the cost of the franchise privilege: What is the total franchise package price? $___________ Estimate the value of all tangible items furnished in the package: Merchandise or inventory $___________ Equipment … 
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Purchasing for Manufacturing Businesses

Introduction: This is a list of the basic procedures needed to ensure that purchasing (acquisition) needs are met for companies that manufacture a product. Included is a “sample” Purchasing Agreement to supply a material used in the manufacturing process. Ethics / Integrity: Purchasing for the business must be carried out with integrity and high ethical standards. Simply put, this means all dealings with suppliers and vendors must be honest, fair, consistent, and above board. Purchasing must not compromise its objectivity or show favoritism (or the … 
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Pricing Procedures for Retail

PRICING PROCEDURES FOR RETAIL When your company purchases and sells a product, the revenues derived from sales of the product will directly affect the success of your business. Though pricing strategy and computations can be complex, the basic rules of pricing are straightforward. Prices must cover all costs. See SCORE Brief 4.05, Profit and Loss (P&L) Statement. The most effective way to retain or improve the profit margin is to reduce fixed and variable costs, and adjust price as necessary. Prices may need to be … 
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