Many business owners too often focus on cutting costs, especially during slower economic times.   What they should be doing is focussing on controlling costs, which will help run your business more efficiently and can (potentially) create a windfall when the economy rebounds. Typically when costs are cut, quality and service are sacrificed and your customers suffer.   As a result, you lose customers.  Loss of customers equals loss of sales forcing you to cut more costs and creating a

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When I got to my high school, our baseball team was not very good.   I confirmed with an upper classman who had been on the team before I got there and he assured me that they weren't very good then either.   As time went on, some students transferred from another local high school, some underclassman added value, and my class really started to gel and we became very good, qualifying and advancing in the county and

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