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Apr

21

2018
The Rise of the Independent Executive Temp

The Rise of the Independent Executive Temp

  In the modern workplace temporary independent executives are on the rise, and it’s changing the way companies work. A number of factors has caused an increase in former corporate executives offering their services to companies on a temporary or project basis. It can be debated whether these executives are part of a growing career category referred to as independent executives or simply joining hundreds of...

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Apr

20

2018
Increase Sales by Getting More Referrals

Increase Sales by Getting More Referrals

Cold calling is no longer the way to increase sales and get more referrals. Start by listening to what the people need. The most powerful marketing tools for any business are business referrals. People are inclined to trust business referrals if they come personally from somebody they know. According to research by Nielsen, 77 percent of consumers are more likely to buy a new product...

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Apr

19

2018
5 Budgeting Tips for 2018

5 Budgeting Tips for 2018

The importance of budgeting cannot be overstressed. Having one, and a good one, can help your business grow and keep it in line with your strategy. Budgeting season may be months away but it’s never too early to start planning. If you incorporate these 5 budgeting tips used by successful companies you can rest assure that your business is on track to a great year...

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Apr

19

2018
Entrepreneurship 101: Delegating Your Way From Founder to CEO

Entrepreneurship 101: Delegating Your Way From Founder to CEO

Entrepreneurship 101: You’re not going to grow if you don’t have time to think. If you’re an entrepreneur and you find yourself busy with no time to spare, that is not a sign of success. Many entrepreneurs confuse success with lack of time. Not having time to think means you are so involved in the day-to-day running of your company that you don’t have the...

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Apr

18

2018
Modifying Business Operations is Like Changing the Tires on a Moving Bus

Modifying Business Operations is Like Changing the Tires on a Moving Bus

Modifying business operations while your business is up and running is complex and challenging. But if done the right way, it can reap huge benefits! Have you ever tried changing a car’s tires while it was in motion? Seems like a silly question to ask. Even in NASCAR, they stop the car for 11 seconds or so. I recently had a client say to me,...

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Apr

18

2018
Budgeting Operations to Reduce Costs

Budgeting Operations to Reduce Costs

Today, you can distinguish companies ahead of their competition by the structure of their operations. Through effective budgeting, they are leaner, faster and stronger than their competitors. By spending less money in day-to-day operations through the streamlining of processes, high performers are able to achieve more in the same or smaller budget than their competitors. Creating high-value operations Most companies tackle their expenses by seeking...

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Apr

17

2018
The 4 P’s of Your Marketing Plan

The 4 P’s of Your Marketing Plan

Your marketing plan is one of the most important sections of your business plan. It outlines all actionable tasks that your company does or will do to penetrate the market. The marketing plan of big and small companies includes 4 common elements more commonly known as the 4 P’s or marketing mix. They are designed to attract customers and plan long-term revenue generation from customers....

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Apr

16

2018
Is Being an Interim Executive the Right Career Path for You?

Is Being an Interim Executive the Right Career Path for You?

There are three reasons why interim executives choose a career of flexibility, financial freedom and challenges. Being an independent executive can take many forms including Interim Executive, Management Consultant, Coach, Advisor, Board Member and so on. Any of these can offer a high amount of flexibility, financial freedom and challenges. This is usually a decision made by an executive and not one done lightly. Even those executives...

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Apr

14

2018
Budgeting 101: Where to start from?

Budgeting 101: Where to start from?

Your budget is the single most important plan that can make or break your business. Understand how to create a budget you can stick to using two methods We’re three weeks into 2018. The breaking point for most new year’s resolutions is now. . . which you can tell by the crowds getting thinner at the gym. Modern businesses with new plans, strategies, and budgets...

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Apr

14

2018
Personal Budgeting 101

Personal Budgeting 101

Personal budgeting isn’t talked about as often as budgeting for businesses. Tracking your income and expenses is something all households must do, especially if you want to save up, pay off debts and plan for your retirement. Budgeting isn’t just good for businesses. It’s good for you at home as well. Tracking your personal expenses can help you increase savings, pay off debts, and give...

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