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Dec

23

2018
Client Relationship Challenges and the Decision Maker

Client Relationship Challenges and the Decision Maker

If it weren’t challenging enough getting the sales lead to begin with as a decision maker, you may face any number of additional challenges during your sales process. The more you are aware of them up front and address them as early as you can in the process, you will have more control over the situation than you would otherwise. The Decision Maker As much...

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Dec

22

2018
How Interim Executives Make Plans for Startups

How Interim Executives Make Plans for Startups

Startups live on a dream. Not many have a business plan. Even fewer know what their next steps are and just go with the flow. That’s where interim executives can help and provide a structure that leads to growth and success. Interim executives know how to turn a vision into a reality. Entrepreneurs dream big, but a lot of them have little to no previous...

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Dec

20

2018
Interim Executive at a $50 million educational materials business

Interim Executive at a $50 million educational materials business

  The challenges solved by an interim executive at an educational materials business This article examines the impact an interim executive had while working in a 50 million dollar educational materials business when they brought in an interim CFO 2-3 days a week for 8 months to help address some of their challenges. Company background The CEO was looking for help with internal management information,...

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Dec

19

2018
Case Study: Interim Executive at a $20 Million Manufacturing Company

Case Study: Interim Executive at a $20 Million Manufacturing Company

Implementation of marketing plans by an interim executive This article examines the impact an interim executive had on a 20 million dollar manufacturing company when they brought in a marketing executive to help implement some of their marketing plans and address some of their challenges. Company background  The online marketing was currently under-performing. More of a marketing engine was needed to drive more revenue from...

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Dec

18

2018
Crowdfunding 101

Crowdfunding 101

Crowdfunding is featured on the news every so often linked with some entrepreneur hitting it big. But is it really worth pursuing? We spoke to 3 CEOs on our podcast to find out what crowdfunding is and if it’s worth it. Crowdfunding websites and the success stories coming out from them seem to be spreading everywhere these days. We’ve all heard about Kickstarter, GoFundMe and...

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Dec

17

2018
How Interim Executives Drive Success By Being Helpful

How Interim Executives Drive Success By Being Helpful

  Interim executives make good leaders because they are self-aware and generous with their teams. They are helpful by responding to the needs and wants of their requirements – even if that means leaving them alone. Sometimes the barrier to success is leaders themselves. Leaders who are unaware of what’s going on inside the organization and thus make plans that aren’t best suited to their...

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Dec

16

2018
3 Benefits of Outsourcing Tasks

3 Benefits of Outsourcing Tasks

In today’s economy, both large and small companies are outsourcing any task that is not core to the company’s operations. Behind most successful companies you will find a pool of outsourced talent pushing it forward. Over 5 years ago when Instagram was purchased by Facebook for $1 billion, the company only had 13 full-time employees. Can you imagine managing a company with over 30 million...

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Dec

15

2018
What Kind of A Procrastinator Are You?

What Kind of A Procrastinator Are You?

  Everybody procrastinates. But that doesn’t make it alright to waste a few hours every day on something you’ll only regret later. Stop being a procrastinator by figuring out why you do it. The best way to stop procrastinating is to start by identifying the reasons that push you. Find out what kind of a procrastinator are you and take back time to finish items...

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Dec

14

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 the interim management executive 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...

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Dec

12

2018
Interim Executives in Private Equity Firms

Interim Executives in Private Equity Firms

Over the years, interim management has become increasingly common in large and small businesses worldwide. Interim executives are being used as a cornerstone in business development within the United States and many European countries. It has been a proven and highly used model in Europe for decades. Most data on interim work comes from associations based in Europe. But given the shift in the on-demand...

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