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Continued Growth Expected in 2012

By Alan Beaulieu For many in the material handling industry, the economic doldrums of the Great Recession have given way to tentative growth and improvement. 2011 was a year of growth for the U.S. economy and, more specifically, for the material handling industry. According to the first quarter 2012 issue of The MHEDA Journal, distributors are optimistic that this growth ...

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Utilizing The New DiSC Reports To Drive Real Change

Have you ever desired a tool that assists you in asking the appropriate questions about your business/dealership, the right questions that lead to answers and solutions for driving real change and higher performance in your business?

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Selling Stock vs. Selling Assets

The tax consequences of selling a business Many business owners contemplate selling their businesses to start their retirement or to transition into another business. Several issues come to mind when considering selling a business. How much is the business worth? Who will buy it? How much will be left once all the taxes are paid? What makes selling a business ...

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They’re Back!

An updated look at gross margin and payroll Gross margin and payroll continually prove to be the factors most difficult to bring into line and the easiest to fall out of line. When things are slow, price pressures are inevitable. At the same time, sluggish or declining sales volume almost always results in an increase in payroll expense as a ...

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They’re Back!

Every few years, this report series returns to the two big issues in improving profitability—gross margin and payroll. By Albert D. Bates, Ph.D.

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Be Prepared

How can material handling equipment distributors prepare for the upturn? By Abe WalkingBear Sanchez.

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Chopping vs. Pruning

Distributors can take advantage of equipment inventory and asset reduction programs in the material handling industry. By Albert D. Bates, Ph.D.

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