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March 2012 Edition   

Founder's Monthly Message

Firstly, it is with great pleasure to announce the release of my book, The HIM & HER.

Intelligence and Emotion are the two inseparable building blocks and attributes of every human being. The revolutionary Human Intelligence Management (HIM) and Human Emotion Realization (HER) methodologies unlock the mystery of human beings and introduce innovative solutions, which surpass the traditional and obsolete methodologies that are being practiced still today.

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Secondly, statistics in the North America indicate that the overall average rate of success for small and mid-size businesses is low. In specific, only a small percentage of such businesses are fortunate enough to pass the fifth year mark of remaining in operation.

It goes without saying that the big ideas have always started small and grown from there. Additionally, in comparison to large business entities, it is an undeniable fact that small and mid-size businesses are the main sources of driving the local economies. 

In more realistic business terms, where the continual downfall of large corporations in some instances even overnight are being witnessed, it is the stable and established small and mid-size businesses, which are singlehandedly responsible for innovative ideas and local employment growth.

As the role of small and mid-size businesses are becoming evident, more than ever they are being praised in words only by the local and national government bodies as the important factors in the economic landscapes. Yet, when it comes to realistic business supports for such businesses, unfortunately no pragmatic solution is being offered by such parties.

So, although it may be shared by many, at least in my view, small and mid-size businesses must be recognized as the backbone of the economy and appreciated as such.

Moreover, in the same line of thinking, it is extremely important for such businesses to be assisted in finding 
short term remedies for decreasing their rates of failure. More importantly, such businesses are required to be supported by private programmes in adapting long term solutions for increasing their success rates.

Fortunately, the systematic gap in a realistic business support for small and mid-size business entities internationally was recognized by my like-minded colleagues and mentors back in eighties.

Additionally, since then, many businesses had the privilege of being supported under such tailored program, which was developed specially as the result of many years of research, evaluation and adapting pragmatic solutions. 

So, by relying on such globally common, pragmatic, tailored and realistic business support principles, I would certainly hope that the contents of this article will be of some assistance in initiating a realistic process in increasing the stability of your business both short and long terms.


Rahmat Ushaksaraei

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Disregard of the nature of a business, its three building blocks are People, Process and Bi-directional Information flow between People and Process. Also, these building blocks impact the three fundamentals of CSA (Cash/Finance - Sales/Marketing - Administration) within a business.

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Important Elements of Business Success!

Undeniably, Business Success is an implicit phenomenon, where it is usually interpreted differently by people. Also, even for the businesses in the same sector, the success is hardly measured in the same manner.

So, rightfully, it may be argued that measuring the success of business will either be impossible or at least a very challenging task.

Having said that, for the sake of our discussion, let's define the success of a business from a simplified and macro level point of view and at its root level. In doing so, success for a business may be viewed as:

The organizational ability and level of financial comfort of a business in continuing with the original business idea and taking it to the next level in form or a merger, independent expansion, acquisition or partnership.

Dwelling on this view of the business success, here there are some key words and phrases, which worth paying close attention to. These are:

- Organizational Ability
- Financial Comfort
- Continuity
- Original Business Idea
- Future Goals

A point to consider is that the element of Business Exit, which define all necessary strategies allowing a business to exit successfully and profitably has been excluded from this simple and macro level analysis. This intentional exclusion is to limit our focus on the continuity of the business.

Now, let's briefly describe some of these key aspects explicitly and statically:

Organizational Ability: Although may be self-explanatory, this condition highlights infrastructural strength of a business as an integrated organization under a strong leadership.

Financial Comfort:
This element refers to financial stability of a business in terms of familiarity and knowledge in maintaining a positive cash flow and ensuring adequate equity and investment.

Continuity: This term refers to viewing a business as a dynamic entity. Within this approach, a business is required to possess momentum and continuum in all of its aspects. In a simple term, continuity may be considered synonymous to an existing desire in pursuing the original business objective or new one(s).

Original Business Idea: This deals with the original goals or objectives which were defined as part of the start up business plan and the main reason for embarking on such journey.

Future Goals: This phrase refers to all achievable and realistic future business goals and objectives, which may be in the horizon.

Pictorially, the 5 signs of a business success are:
Business Success
As mentioned, since business is a dynamic and living entity, in the next stage, our approach is required to be based on the following twofold principles. It goes without saying that if these principles are omitted, we may prematurely form a final and firm opinion regarding success or failure of a business:

I: Although 5 elements of business success may seem as static entities, we need to fully understand the correlations and interactions between them. Additionally, we would be expected to evaluate the overall 
success and failure of a business by measuring simultaneously its status in all 5 areas.

II: Although the success of a business is normally evaluated at a snapshot, we need to realize that only a
comprehensive evaluation of the overall health and stability of the business over a long period is an indicative of its success or failure.

At this point let's briefly discuss the 5 elements of business success with keeping in mind the 2 principles:

Organizational Ability is the echo of People aspect of the People-Process-Information1 building blocks of any business. Without a strong business team, comprised of fully integrated group of individuals under both appropriate management and leadership, no business will survive the realities of business life and challenges that it may face.

The leadership is responsible for maintaining the business, nurturing the organization and people and steering the business in the right direction. Additionally, at all times, the focus will be in achieving the Original Business Ideas in the shortest time and the most secured manner.

Furthermore, it is the prime responsibility of the leadership of a business to expand the business vision beyond today's goals and develop a pragmatic plan for materializing the future goals; i.e. maintaining the Continuity.

Above all, it is an undeniable fact that Financial Comfort is an extremely important factor in defining the business success. Yet, when establishing the perimeter for such comfort,
one needs to be careful. In other words, the nature of Financial Comfort may be set differently by various people. In any case, when we talk about such level of comfort, it is mostly related to the financial wisdom, awareness and ability in handling the finance and irrelevant to the amount of cash, equity or investment.

In specific, from a dynamic approach to business, Financial Comfort is integrated with three elements of CSA2 (C: Cash/Finance, S: Sales/Marketing, A: Administration). From this perspective, stability in the element of Cash/Finance is possible, if and only if the other two aspects of Sales/Marketing and Administration are simultaneously stable and in direct correlation with Cash/Finance influence the overall health of the business.

Although self-explanatory, one may appreciate the fact that Administration is the factor that ties everything back to other four elements of business success, namely
Organizational AbilityContinuity, Original Business Idea and Future Goals.

In summary, as long as a business simultaneously satisfies the fundamentals of People-Process-Information and CSA, at any point during its journey, it will be on the success path.

In other words, although the level and degree of success may vary from time to time and business to business, what matters is the stability of its infrastructure and overall health.

Considering the above macro level discussion about business success, some of the relevant questions to ponder upon are:

- How would you view the business success?
- How would you measure the business success?
- From a static point of view, which one of the 5 elements is the strongest and which one is the most challenging one?
- from a dynamic point of view, how harmonized is the correlation between the 5 elements?
- In your view, is your business successful and set for continual success or challenged?
- And many more...

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1 & 2 - People-Process-Information & CSA business methodologies have been developed by Rahmat Ushaksaraei - All Rights Reserved.

About the author: Rahmat Ushaksaraei is an Accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business (IIB), Founder of GeBTL, Global executive Business & Trade Links, the only global top level executives' business platform, Founder of Bio Wood Pellet, representing the North American producers of the wood pellet in the global market, President of the accrete, The Business Excellence Realization , an author, presenter, Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Project Management Professional (PMP), renowned expert in Concept, Project, Process, Quality and Communication Management,  business executive and leadership coach to large corporations, business mentor and advisor to small and mid-size businesses, pioneer of Diamond Total Management (DTM)business excellence model and Human Intelligence Management (HIM)and Human Emotion Realization (HER)methodologies and architect of the valuator™ and evaluator™ business evaluation tools for small and mid-size businesses. Rahmat Ushaksaraei may be reached at:

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