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Author: Greg Brue
Publisher: Entrepreneur Pre
Keywords: business, small, sigma, six
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2005-10-25
ISBN-10: 1932531556
ISBN-13: 9781932531558

A Six Sigma pioneer from Jack Welch’s original team at GE shows you how to bring big improvements to your small business Six Sigma for Small Business is the first book to apply six sigma to the unique challenges of a small business. It shows how to use the methodology in all aspects of business to identify and fix problems, with chapters on: accounting, finance, sales and marketing, purchasing a business, human resources, and developing new products. It walks you through a step-by-step implementation of six sigma, describing how to identify needs, develop metrics, and set objectives. It

Author: Loren Yager
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: address, foreign, patent, challenges, businesses, small, trade, federal, action, needed, international
Number of Pages: 128
Published: 2003-12
ISBN-10: 0756729203
ISBN-13: 9780756729202

Small businesses are important to the U.S. economy for their roles in technological development & job creation. To fully protect & profit from their innovations, small businesses may need to obtain patents in other countries. This report identifies whether small businesses encounter any impediments in seeking patents abroad & determines whether any federal actions could help small businesses overcome those impediments. To answer these questions, the GAO convened an expert panel of U.S. patent attorneys & surveyed a number of small businesses. The respondents felt that the U.S. should promote h

Author: William B. Shear
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: owned, small, businesses, veteran, contracting, veterans, affairs, department
Number of Pages: 33
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437914446
ISBN-13: 9781437914443

The fed. govżt. long-standing policy has been to use its buying power -- the billions of dollars it spends through contracting each year -- to maximize procurement opportunities for small businesses, including those owned by service-disabled veterans. The Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to give first and second priority to small businesses owned by service-disabled and other veterans, respectively, when it uses small business preferences to award its contracts. The act also requires VA to establish contracting goals for service disabled veteran-owned small businesses and other veteran-owned

Author: Elaine Reardon Nancy Y. Moore
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: industry, analysis, economic, businesses, defense, small, department
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0833038737
ISBN-13: 9780833038739

Congress has directed that 23 percent of direct federal purchases come from small businesses. As the largest purchaser in the federal government, the Department of Defense (DoD) is key to achieving this policy objective. The impetus for this research was to suggest industries that DoD could target for outreach to small firms. This briefing compares DoD procurement from small businesses with non-DoD federal procurement from small businesses, and it documents the prevalence of small businesses in industries DoD relies upon. The analysis suggests industries for possible outreach efforts and concl

Author: The Foundation for Economic Education
Publisher: Foundation for Economic Education
Keywords: library, freeman, philosophy, freedom
Number of Pages: 146
Published: 1990-04-25
ISBN-10: 091061475X
ISBN-13: 9780910614757

An overview of the Freedom Philosophy, with various essays by Leonard Read, Hans Sennholz, Frank Chodorov, F.A. Harper, Albert Jay Nock, and others. Contents The Freedom Philosophy  I. Freedom: An Overview  1. The Essence of Americanism  by Leonard E. Read  II. In the Market Place  2. The Case for Economic Freedom  by Benjamin A. Rogge  3. Free Enterprise: The Key to Prosperity  by Clarence B. Carson  4. The American Way in Economics  by Edmund A. Opitz  III. Political Aspects  5. Frederic Bastiat on Liberty  (se

Publisher: RAND
Keywords: treatment, small, business, regulatory, special, entrepreneurship, logic, effects, name
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 0833042041
ISBN-13: 9780833042040

There has been ongoing concern that some regulations, rules, and government policies place a disproportionate burden on small businesses and entrepreneurs. For this reason, small businesses often receive special regulatory treatment, such as exemptions from legislation or extended deadlines for compliance. However, the desire to support small businesses can come into conflict with the interest in addressing the concerns that led to the regulation or policy in the first place. Moreover, it is often unclear whether special regulatory treatment for small businesses is having the intended effect.

Author: African Small Ruminant Research Network. Conferenc
Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
Keywords: small, research, ruminant, network, uicc, uganda, december, african, kampala, biennial, development, africa, proceedings, third, conference
Number of Pages: 332
Published: 1996
ISBN-10: 9291460117
ISBN-13: 9789291460113
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