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March 26, 2009


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GoEverywhere Team

If size really is such an important factor that may need to be adjusted, then building a business that is truly "scalable" is one of the smartest things you could possibly do.

I have always been drawn to fully scalable business models for their flexibility and freedom. This is just one more reason to lean that direction.

John Krech

Very interesting post. It would be interesting to conduct this same analysis using economic value added instead of a cost perspective. This way you could consider the cost of capital as well as the tax implications based on business size.

My business specialize in taking this same analysis relative to order size for inventory management. It is surprising how much a strictly cost perspective over-estimates inventory requirements.

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