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Cultivate a cool career: 52 brilliant ideas for reaching the top by Ken Langdon

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Here’s an idea for you…

You can always improve your profit in the short term by stopping maintenance. If you’re running a pub don’t repair the chairs, stick the broken ones in the cellar. If you’ve got company cars put an embargo on servicing. This produces a one-off financial benefit that, because of the rule of 2 per cent can affect your profit and loss hugely. Be careful though. Make sure you’re not there when the backlog of bills has to be faced – but with your new-found reputation for improving profitability it should be easy for you to soar onwards and upwards.

Try another idea…

You may find IDEA 44, Get your own way with a consultant, helpful in terms of persuading the team to co-operate for the six months.

Defining idea…

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