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'What? You've never had a loan application from a small business owner before?'
"Profits are up 20%, but unfortunately costs are up 50%."
"Oh sure, we cut labor costs by replacing humans with machines but now there's nobody to suck up to me!"
'There were some cost overruns on the project that we need to discuss.'
Tech High School - Startups
'Our printer cartridge cost are through the rood. Have someone in IT wirelessly connect all of our printers to a mimeograph machine.'
"C'mon. Just one more round of funding and I'll build you a horde that'll knock your socks off."
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"Don't think of this as losing our lease, think of it as enjoying an open-space work environment."
'Crowdsourcing didn't work for my project, so I thought I'd try crowsourcing instead.'
"Sorry for the wait. We're a low-overhead crime organization, so when we take someone 'for a ride', we use a ride-sharing service."
'I'm thinking of starting a religion. What would be a reasonable initial investment?'
'You have to spend money to make money.'
'Sir, our new automated telephone system saves us $20,000 annually, but our phone business has dropped 66%!'
'The only problem downtown offices have using solar power is finding a long enough extension cord.'
'The cost of gasoline and fuel oil are killing us. It's hard to make ends meet when one of the ends is in Saudi Arabia.'
'We had to discontinue our dental plan. The premiums were killing us.'
'Now, don't worry about how you're going to pay my bill...let me worry about that.'
"Layoffs, outsourcing, it's the cost of doing business."
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"Look at the inventory! The overhead is killing me! And you're haggling over the price of floor mats!"
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"Well, we've put in our blood, sweat and tears...now we just need to come up with $35 million."
"The corporate culture around here is basically my mom complaining about the price of lemons."
"In this business it helps to have a bit of luck, you know, say 2 million dollars."
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"And so, following my recommendations, if we outsource, offshore and automate in these areas, we find that. . . I'm out of a job."