Veja como funciona os carros de teste que recebemos das montadoras. Nesse vídeo pegamos a nova Saveiro cabine dupla.
Photographed at the 12th Annual Cool Cruisers/New Berlin Fire Department Car Show in New Berlin, Illinois on July 28, 2012.
You are invited to stay and browse through my stream. Here’s a quick introduction to my little corner of Flickr:
Automobile Photographs: This is a very large collection of images whose primary, but not exclusive, focus is on American automotive classics. Images are organized by decade, by manufacturer, and by topics (such as convertibles, station wagons, muscle cars, etc.)
Central Illinois (excluding Springfield): Photos relating to the middle section of the "Land of Lincoln" (except for the Capital City of Springfield) may be found in this collection. Every city and town I’ve photographed is contained within its own set, and rural (as in "countryside") photographs are grouped by county.
Springfield, Illinois: All of my photographs of Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Sites are in this collection. For the City of Springfield, there are separate sets for the Capitol Complex, Downtown (including the Old State Capitol), Neighborhoods, Parks, Illinois State Fairgrounds and more. Photographs of Lincoln sites include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln Tomb, and so on. Also in the Lincoln "All About Abe" (Set) are a few Lincoln sites not located in Springfield.
The Illinois State Fair: My collection of photographs of the Illinois State Fair. The fair offers something for everyone. Grab a corn dog and lemon shake-up, and come take a look!
Beyond Central Illinois: Other locales in the United States and Canada including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.
In addition to my location-based sets, here are links to some "topical" collections and sets I’ve put together:
Barbers & Barber Shops: Traditional barbers and barber shops are on the endangered species list. But there are still plenty to be found if you go looking for them.
Almost Everything Else. Check It Out!!!: Included topics range from man’s first walk on the moon to small town schools and churches, and from Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers (our favorite breed) to things that are abandoned, neglected, weathered, or rusty.
Thanks for stopping by! – myoldpostcards (Randy von Liski)
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As a small business owner looking for business growth, a diversification strategy of acquisition can be very attractive. But you need to understand the differences between related diversification and unrelated diversification before you invest. To diversify in your business, your markets, or your products can be costly; therefore, invest in efficient diversification.
Typically businesses diversify through acquisition. Why diversify? The reasons need to be focused on quick growth and/or less expensive growth. However, conduct a strategic analysis to investigate whether or not the growth decision will result in a return on investment that is high enough to cover the risks associated with acquisitions.
What are the most efficient diversification strategies for your business? To diversify efficiently through acquisition means ensuring that you have built, or will build, strategies to increase your competitive advantage, to improve economies of scale and to improve your cost structure, to satisfy customers’ needs quickly, or to achieve your business plan.
Business owners need to assess the advantages and disadvantages of related or unrelated diversification.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Related Diversification:
A related strategy is when you add or expand existing products, services or markets. For example, an automotive dealership that buys a detailing business (cleans, washes, polishes cars – both inside and outside) has engaged in related diversification.
The advantage of this kind of related strategy is that it provides easier expansion: you already know the industry you operate in and you can leverage that knowledge.
The disadvantage of this strategy is that if there is a seasonal or cyclical downturn in the industry, you will feel the decline in both the dealership and the detailing business. The impact could be severe. There can also be issues with integrating two businesses, and with over-estimating the financial returns. Would it have been more cost effective to simply contract-out the detailing in the example above?
Advantages and Disadvantages of Unrelated Diversification:
An unrelated strategy is when you add new, or unrelated, products, services, or markets. For example, the same automotive dealership may decide to purchase the restaurant next door. There is no direct fit between the two businesses (although maybe employees and customers eat at the restaurant next door). The reason to buy the business is that the owner of the dealership wanted to get into a business that was dissimilar, had different seasonality, good potential for high returns (although the restaurant business has some high risk/high failure statistics).
The advantage of buying an unrelated company is that you reduce the risk of putting “all your eggs in one basket”; if the business, or the industry, is hit hard by the economy, or competition, or other success factors, then owning an unrelated business may help to offset the slump. In this example, you can also control some of the customer base for the restaurant (e.g. give your automotive customers waiting for a service a coupon for the restaurant).
Why invest in unrelated diversification? Because you may be able to invest in a new product or new …