(1). When you sit down with a stockbroker to see if you can glom onto his book of business (or … ahem! … “look for potential synergies“).
“So, I went through a little hand-to-hand combat with Ken and I think we were able to identify a couple of accounts where we could be helpful. He wants us to do it at no charge, of course, which may be a bit of a challenge.”
(1). To have an actual office in another location (Psst! It’s just a broom closet with a phone!), allowing the company to advertise a local presence (see boots on the ground) when, in fact, there is none.
“We want to start looking into expansion into that Appalachian Outlaws place on TV. Now, we’re going to need bricks and mortar down there, so…Steve! Congratulations! You’re our new Regional Director! Now, go get packed!”