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Welcome to the NeedleNine Blog. Here you will find tips, tricks and best practices for managing a flight school.  Please feel free to leave a comment or contact us with questions.

 

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Leadership

Leadership

Armed with a defined mission and strong, clear strategies it is up to you to execute successfully.  Leadership is the process that gives people a genuine sense of purpose and energizes them to willingly put forth their individual and collective efforts to achieve...

Managerial Accounting

Managerial Accounting

While Financial Accounting is necessary and useful for external stakeholders you are likely much more interested in Managerial Accounting, or Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) analysis. These reports are useful for managers to better understand historical performance and more...

Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting refers to the identifying, measuring, and communicating financial information to help investors and other external stakeholders make informed decisions. This information is presented in an Income Statement (also referred to as Profit & Loss...

Functional Strategy

Functional Strategy

Functional Strategy, or competitive tactics, are the actions taken within the business to support the business level strategy.  Now that you have defined your role in the marketplace, what is your strategy to deliver operational excellence and customer value?...

Organization Strategy

Organization Strategy

Organization Strategy, or Structure, refers to your business hierarchy. A small flight school may have a single owner and a few employees.  But as your business grows and you begin delegating responsibilities it becomes increasingly important each employee...

Developing Strategy

Developing Strategy

Strategy is the plan for implementing your mission and values.  A mission communicates what will be achieved and values guide the why behind a set of decisions.  Strategy is specifically how resources should be allocated to accomplish the mission.  More...