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March 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Mobile Oil Change Business Competitive Intelligence Gathering in Business Planning Phase; Case Study - By Lance Winslow

By Lance Winslow

Whenever you start any type of business, it is a pretty good idea to see what competition you might have out there. Find out what they are charging, who they are and what type of volume they have. If you are planning on starting a Mobile Oil Change business, these rules also apply. Typically, mobile oil change operators do not realize that their biggest competition is really the low-cost discounters that are at fixed… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on March 28, 2009 at 1:27am — No Comments

Chase - California Dreaming

During the Chase investor day last week, Charlie Scharf (CEO of Retail Financial Services) made comments that were as good as I’ve heard in probably two years. Scharf suggested he can see the peak of home equity losses. That’s not all, Scharf also said he also sees a bottom forming in the California market. If I was just dreaming, please don’t wake me!

Scharf sounded more like a Chief Credit Officer than the head of retail banking. Scharf spent the majority of… Continue

Added by Steven D. Audino on March 3, 2009 at 8:34am — No Comments

The Next Gen, Business and CI

Lately, I've been doing a lot of thinking as well as presenting to a variety of community, interest and professional groups about workforce and career development issues. The research I'm doing in this sphere is both interesting and potentially important, not the least of which because we are in a recessionary context, but also because the workplace of future decades (2010+) is likely to have different characteristics than the ones I became so familiar with over the last 20-30 years. Think… Continue

Added by Craig S. Fleisher on March 3, 2009 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

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