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Jun

21

2018
How to Use Google for Research to Grow Your Business

How to Use Google for Research to Grow Your Business

Knowing how to use google for research can be invaluable. The data businesses gather from market research through the world’s most popular search engine can be an asset. These days the term “research” is synonymous with Google. If you ask your intern to do some market research on a new product, the first place they’ll turn to is Google. And that’s great because like the...

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Jun

20

2018
The ‘Other Duties As Assigned’ Job Description – What Went Wrong?

The ‘Other Duties As Assigned’ Job Description – What Went Wrong?

Set employees up for success with realistic and clear expectations in their job description. Step back from what you need the person to accomplish and think about the skills and personality it will take to accomplish it. By Kristen McAlister It doesn’t take much to think back to the iconic “I Love Lucy” episode where Lucy and Ethel are working on an assembly line at...

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Jun

20

2018
5 Key Tips from a Productivity Expert

5 Key Tips from a Productivity Expert

There are a few people in this world who can call themselves a productivity expert – John Denn is one of them. We spoke to him about how to increase productivity and got some great tips. The productivity expert shared 5 secrets from his forthcoming book: DRUMBEAT Business Productivity Playbook. Productivity expert advice – Turn off the notifications Something almost anybody can agree on is...

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Jun

19

2018
Three Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Productivity at Work

Three Ways Small Businesses Can Increase Productivity at Work

How to increase productivity at work is a challenge all business owners and leaders face, but with these great tips, doubling your output will be so much easier! When growing a company, ways to increase productivity at work is often low on the list of priorities for business owners. Instead, revenue is king—right up to the point at which they realize non-productivity and inefficiencies both...

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Jun

18

2018
Challenges that a Finance Organization Run Into

Challenges that a Finance Organization Run Into

In this episode we are joined by interim executive Bill Hegeman. He shared different challenges and signs of trouble to look out for in companies gleaned from his decades of experience in executive positions. Bill gave us a little bit of background on how he became an interim executive in finance organizations: I started at a Fortune 500 company, did all their back office accounting, taxes,...

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Jun

17

2018
How Total Talent Management Gets Stuff Done

How Total Talent Management Gets Stuff Done

Total talent management is taking companies everywhere by a storm. Because it gets stuff done, organizations are able to accomplish more with fewer resources. Modern organizations do not look like those you or your parents worked at two or three decades ago. Traditional organizational structures and hierarchies have been broken down. In its place, new ones have arisen that include workers both in and outside...

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Jun

16

2018
The Role of a CFO

The Role of a CFO

Everybody knows who a CEO is and many have heard of a CFO. Yet there is some mystery around what the role of a CFO is outside of financial actions. People who deal with B2B transactions often hear, “I’ll have to run that by my CFO” or “If our CFO doesn’t approve this, we won’t proceed.” The CFO holds one of the most important positions...

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Jun

15

2018
Making the Transition to Interim Management

Making the Transition to Interim Management

Switching from corporate to being an independent executive brings up some common scenarios faced by interim management Many executives are not prepared to be independent. They have mostly worked with established or fully supported companies. They have been surrounded by a team, have had a clear focus on the what the company does and the marketplace they are selling, or get to focus on one key...

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Jun

14

2018
Managing Business Processes Through a Supply Chain

Managing Business Processes Through a Supply Chain

Business processes are responsible for getting a product or service to the end user. Through a well designed supply chain, managers and executives are able to minimize waste and boost profits. Business processes The end of all good and bad supply chains is the customer. It is activated to fulfill an order – whether it was made at a store, online or by phone. Oftentimes...

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Jun

14

2018
The Best Kept Secret for North American Business Is Out – Interim Management

The Best Kept Secret for North American Business Is Out – Interim Management

Executives in interim management are one of the most sought-after professionals in the business world, and organizations can rent their expertise as needed. In a beautiful British accent, the caller on the other end starts the conversation with, “So what is the hang-up with Americans and the use of interim management?” As an owner of an interim executive firm in the United States, all I could...

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