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Dec

10

2017
What Got Your Company to the Lead May Not Help You Win the Race

What Got Your Company to the Lead May Not Help You Win the Race

When leading and growing a company, there are a few things to keep in mind: company culture and splitting the founder/ CEO dual role By Kristen McAlister Recently, with great media attention, Travis Kalanick stepped down from his role as Uber CEO. As the story unfolded, there was a great deal of controversy about whether he was the still the right leader for the company...

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Dec

07

2017
You Can’t Always Get What You Want, but You Can Get What You Need with Business Development

You Can’t Always Get What You Want, but You Can Get What You Need with Business Development

Here are a few examples of how Cerius helped companies figure out their business development needs and the strategy they needed It’s lonelier at the top than you realize. Everybody needs somebody to talk to. Everybody needs a sounding board. Everybody needs an advisor. And as business owners, we know this. The reason we don’t find one is we often don’t take the time to...

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Dec

04

2017
Leveraging LinkedIn for Introductions

Leveraging LinkedIn for Introductions

In today’s world, it can be costly not to take advantage of digital networking tools. Leveraging LinkedIn, you can easily get in touch with new people and opportunities that help your career grow Once in a while you run into a social roadblock in your career where you want to meet somebody who doesn’t know you. Maybe it’s for a project, or business opportunity, or...

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Dec

01

2017
Who Wants More Accountability and Cost Savings? Use Standard Operating Procedures

Who Wants More Accountability and Cost Savings? Use Standard Operating Procedures

How one Interim Executive created processes and standard operating procedures to bring accountability and cost savings to companies At Cerius, one of the top questions we get asked is who are these interim executives? Like paratroopers, they are ready to drop in with a phone call, and step in to help wherever needed. Creating standard operating procedures is one way, interim executives have saved company...

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Nov

28

2017
Processes and Procedures – Putting the Puzzle Together

Processes and Procedures – Putting the Puzzle Together

When Interim Operations Executive, Felda Looper, helps companies, she is often helping the team map out and improve their processes and procedures in a very short period of time. One example of helping with processes and procedures is an organization that had had some turnover in the past couple of years and was struggling with on-boarding, training, and inconsistencies with how it was operating. One...

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Nov

25

2017

The 3 Don’ts of Securing a Source for Small Business Funding

There are a ton of options of small business funding for entrepreneurs. But how does one secure one and which one to go for? We got all the answers from industry experts Growing companies face a lot of challenges when looking to secure capital. It can be that one thing that makes or breaks them. As newbies in the business world, young entrepreneurs and small...

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Nov

22

2017
How to Set Your Company Culture on the Right Track From the Beginning

How to Set Your Company Culture on the Right Track From the Beginning

Companies can avoid a scandal like Uber if they set their company culture on the right track from the beginning The recent scandal with Travis Kalanick from Uber revealed a toxic company culture that was born out of neglect and inattention by the CEO whose only focus was fast growth. It’s a lesson that has made the business world rethink company policies by paying more...

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Nov

19

2017
5 Great Tips on Giving a Business Pitch to Investors From Startup Experts

5 Great Tips on Giving a Business Pitch to Investors From Startup Experts

Make your business pitch shine and sparkle in front of investors with tips from experienced startup experts to give you that YES! So you’ve scored a meeting with an investor. It might seem like that was the hardest part, but don’t just sit down and put your feet up. Investors are a tough crowd, and like any audience you need to know what captures their...

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Nov

16

2017
Should I Bring in Somebody with Startup Experience to Attract Investors?

Should I Bring in Somebody with Startup Experience to Attract Investors?

Entrepreneurs can greatly benefit from bringing someone with startup experience to their businesses to gain outside perspective, reassurance and skill diversity At Cerius, one question we get asked a lot by entrepreneurs is: “Do I need to bring somebody on my team with startup experience before to be compelling to investors?” We put that same question before three distinguished CEOs with decades of experience with...

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Nov

13

2017
Are Business Plans still Relevant Today?

Are Business Plans still Relevant Today?

Business plans are the ABCs of business schools. However, fewer and fewer entrepreneurs are creating one today and it seems as though its relevance is dissipating from the business world. A study in 2006 by William Bygrave, a professor emeritus at Babson College and longtime entrepreneurship researcher, studied whether formal, written business plans had an effect on businesses by gathering data from Babson graduates. “We...

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