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Cut Costs Not Corners: A Practical Guide to Staying Competitive and Improving Profits

Cut Costs Not Corners: A Practical Guide to Staying Competitive and Improving Profits

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by Colin Barrow
     
 

Cost cutting is an issue for managers and executives at every level in all companies, whether large or small, public or private sector.

Cut Costs Not Corners provides a coherent and structured approach to cost cutting as a permanent activity, combined with guidance on the practical steps to take and powerful international case studies. It covers strategic and

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Cost cutting is an issue for managers and executives at every level in all companies, whether large or small, public or private sector.

Cut Costs Not Corners provides a coherent and structured approach to cost cutting as a permanent activity, combined with guidance on the practical steps to take and powerful international case studies. It covers strategic and tactical cost-cutting options such as:

buying technology for less

selling off redundant assets

reducing credit risk and getting paid faster

sourcing new suppliers or consolidating existing ones

advertising for free

travel and utility savings

minimizing finance and tax costs

introducing non-cash pay and rewards

crisis measures - cutting pay, laying-off staff and delaying tax

Cut Costs Not Corners will help you realize how costs are incurred, which costs are good, which we should have more of and which are rather less desirable and should be discouraged or even eliminated.

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"Business professor Colin Barrow reveals the most effective ways to cut costs and outlines proven practices, tips and techniques to reduce expenditures in every area of your organization. His numerous real-life case studies underscore the imperative of making cost cutting a consistent concern. getAbstract recommends Barrow's helpful, albeit basic, primer to first-time entrepreneurs and small-business owners who need a lucid, straightforward guide to tackling costs." -- getAbstract

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749459765
Publisher:
Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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"Business professor Colin Barrow reveals the most effective ways to cut costs and outlines proven practices, tips and techniques to reduce expenditures in every area of your organization. His numerous real-life case studies underscore the imperative of making cost cutting a consistent concern. getAbstract recommends Barrow's helpful, albeit basic, primer to first-time entrepreneurs and small-business owners who need a lucid, straightforward guide to tackling costs." — getAbstract

Meet the Author


Colin Barrow, MBA, was until recently Head of the Enterprise Group at Cranfield School of Management, UK, where he taught entrepreneaurship on the MBA and other programs. Before joining Cranfield he held senior staff and line positions and has had first-hand experience of introducing successful cost-reduction programs in good times and bad. He is also a visiting professor at business schools in the United States, asia, France, Ireland and Austria. His previous books include The Thirty-Day MBA, The Business Plan Workbook, The Successful Entrepreneur's Guidebook and, as part of the new Business Enterprise series, Starting a Business From Home (all published by Kogan Page).

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RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
In today's distressed economy, every firm is, perforce, a cost cutter. Your company can achieve lean operations by not overpaying for supplies, lessening employee overtime and getting full value from all expenditures. But beware: Severe downsizing can be hugely counterproductive and might cause serious harm to your business while trashing its competitive position. Business professor Colin Barrow reveals the most effective ways to cut costs and outlines proven practices, tips and techniques to reduce expenditures in every area of your organization. His numerous real-life case studies underscore the imperative of making cost cutting a consistent concern. getAbstract recommends Barrow's helpful, albeit basic, primer to first-time entrepreneurs and small-business owners who need a lucid, straightforward guide to tackling costs.