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Growth by duplication involves taking your present business and duplicating it in other locations. It's also call a "cookie-cutter" approach because, as with a cookie cutter, identical cookies can efficiently be stamped out in either small or large numbers. Duplication of a successful store concept requires management in a number of business disciplines. Here's what you need to know before you expand by duplication.

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When you write your press-release, be sure to include a reason for reporters to attend. Whether you are holding a grand opening or adding a new product, be sure to alert the press by sending a press release. See our samples of press-releases.
Use this sample of the cover letter to get better prepared with a loan application. Applying for a business loan? Here you will find a sample cover letter for your loan application. This template can be customized to meet your business's needs.
The production plan states the total amount of output that the manufacturing department is responsible to produce for each period. Learn about production planning, production planning strategies, production planning methods, and how to write a production plan.
When an employee leaves your business, protect yourself by having an ex-employee sign a non-compete agreement. When an employee leaves your business, protect yourself by having an ex-employee sign a non-compete agreement. Find a sample non-compete agreement here.
Download the balance sheet template to record your assets and liabilities. A balance sheet is a financial "snapshot" of your business at a given date in time. Create a balance sheet for you company, using this balance sheet template.

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