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  • Charge the highest prices possible. Keep the expenses the lowest possible.

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  • Charge the lowest price possible. Keep the expenses the highest possible.

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  • Do what is best for the world even if it loses you money.

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  • Close it down so that nobody can have ceramic dolls.

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    Re: What is the best way to run a ceramic doll company?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Ceramic dolls are a niche market, thus entitling the manufacturer to charge niche prices. However, to remain in business, and foster a collector's market, quality materials and craftsmanship definitely need to be used. You don't necessarily want to use the lowest cost of materials and processes, but for the sake of profit, you do want to keep production costs low.
    Yeah, that is why stupid polls like this are, well, stupid. Running a business is not just find the highest price you can and spend the least. What if spending more money increases profit, such as higher quality items or advertising? Oops, poll premise fail since there is no option to cover that...
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    Re: What is the best way to run a ceramic doll company?

    Let's face it: the world craves Ceramic Dolls. It may not know it yet, but it does.

    The best strategy is to make a few really cute ones - and put surrealistic price tags on them.

    Hey, it worked for Swarowski, Normal Rockwell and Tesla Motors - why should it fail you?

    P.S. Disclaimer: If I am really drowning in money one day, I will by a Tesla - they are excellent cars. Coincidentally.

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    Re: What is the best way to run a ceramic doll company?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    Let's face it: the world craves Ceramic Dolls. It may not know it yet, but it does.

    The best strategy is to make a few really cute ones - and put surrealistic price tags on them.

    Hey, it worked for Swarowski, Normal Rockwell and Tesla Motors - why should it fail you?

    P.S. Disclaimer: If I am really drowning in money one day, I will by a Tesla - they are excellent cars. Coincidentally.
    Statuettes, figmas and nendroids are the wave of the future though. Ceramic dolls are a dying breed.
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    Re: What is the best way to run a ceramic doll company?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    nendroids are the wave of the future though.
    The legs are too short. Not to be anything-ist, but pandering to the (perceived) East Asian stereotypes is not the way to make an oodle of money, these days....

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    Re: What is the best way to run a ceramic doll company?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    The best way to run any business is to hire people who know what they are doing.

    I don't know enough about the business to make good decisions, so I would hire someone who does. It works for any business. To be successful you have to know business and the specifics of the market for the type of business. In each case that you have presented so far, you have only offered very biased options, none of which, should I choose to run a business would be my choice and none of which I find reflected in the business environment of the world/national market place.
    I didn't have room to make 45 page business plans in the answer. I think you understand the spirit of the thread. Your desire to play dumb isn't impressing anybody.

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    Re: What is the best way to run a ceramic doll company?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    The legs are too short. Not to be anything-ist, but pandering to the (perceived) East Asian stereotypes is not the way to make an oodle of money, these days....
    They are most popular in east Asia actually.
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    Re: What is the best way to run a ceramic doll company?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I didn't have room to make 45 page business plans in the answer. I think you understand the spirit of the thread. Your desire to play dumb isn't impressing anybody.
    That illustrates the problem with your thread premise. If you can't illustrate the truth, then all the options are wrong, as is the case in this and your insurance thread.
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    Re: What is the best way to run a ceramic doll company?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yeah, that is why stupid polls like this are, well, stupid. Running a business is not just find the highest price you can and spend the least. What if spending more money increases profit, such as higher quality items or advertising? Oops, poll premise fail since there is no option to cover that...
    You just described option 1 and you know that.

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    Re: What is the best way to run a ceramic doll company?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    You just described option 1 and you know that.
    Absolutely not. I just described something completely different than option 1. That you fail to understand that is a weakness on your part.
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    Re: What is the best way to run a ceramic doll company?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What if spending more money increases profit, such as higher quality items or advertising?
    Let me translate my options:

    Option 1: Try to earn a profit
    Option 2: Try to generate a loss
    Option 3: When a conflict arises between making a profit and doing what feels good, choose what feels good.
    Option 4: Just avoid being demonized for your good efforts, don't even start a business

    I bet you will still come up with an excuse as to why you can't answer the question. Option 1 is the only option that makes any sense. If you invested money in a company, I'm sure you would want it to earn a profit. Otherwise you would start a charity instead.

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