Saturday, March 22, 2008

Zero waste for businesses

Businesses and all commercial and industrial has one major common objective - to make money. However, what is often overlooked is aiming for zero waste. One may not achieve zero waste, but with prudent measures, one can cut down a lot of unnecessary wastage and money saved is money earned.

What is Management

Management involves planning, organizing, making decisions, leading, controlling, allocation of resources and where necessary, disciplining. Frequently, before any of the above, an important step that need to be taken by the management is analyzing a situation.

Why is good management very important for a business

Business which have bad management may not be managing or leading their resources, especially human resources, well. Bad management of human resources may lead to dissatisfied staff, loss of good workers, and bad management of physical resources may lead to unnecessary waste. Good policy decisions may lead to the business achieving great successes, bad policy decisions may lead to poor business, even failure and bankruptcy.

The management of a business will also have to handle its tax matters very well as a country tax law is normally very strict and mistakes can lead to very heavy fines, even imprisonment.

Business, management and outsourcing

Most businesses in a country are small and medium scale businesses. For such businesses, it is very hard, if not impossible, to have the kind of resources available to large corporations. In cases like these, in area where these small and medium scale businesses are lacking, it may be a good idea to outsource, that is, to pay third party with the skills and the resources which can do the job better.

Now this website International Profit Associates claims to be the fastest growing management consulting company servicing American business and have a huge workforce of 1,800 full-time employees.

International Profit Associates say they provide strategic tax planning services. Tax is a serious matter governed by very strict laws. Get out of line, and you run the risk of being slapped with very hefty fines. That is money down the drain, money wasted, and definitely not Zero Waste. Plus with proper planning, you can reduce your tax liabilities to the minimum, and reduced liabilities is also money earned. Perhaps it is better not to be penny wise and pound foolish. Engage them to take care of your tax matters and save more than what you pay for their services. I don't know for I am not endorsing them for I have had no dealings with them so far. You will have to find out if they really can help your business cut wastage and take good care of your taxation matters.

International Profit Associates also claims to the only management consulting firm in the world that delivers a broad array of professional services to the small and medium-size business marketplace. Dealing with many different companies and consulting firms is time wasting and inefficient, and if you can have a large integrated company to do everything for you from A to Z, that is precious time saved, and there is a well known saying "time is money."

There are also 2 sources of useful information at Useful Industry Data and Useful Industry Links in that website.

Well, if you think this consulting firm can help your business, do contact them and do some exploring of possibilities. Feedback will be highly welcomed.