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Oct

25

2018
5 Ways Interim Executives Promote Small Businesses

5 Ways Interim Executives Promote Small Businesses

A small business only grows if its audience grows. There are 5 tried-and-tested ways interim executives use to promote a business and increase revenue. A business can boost sales significantly through networking and online resources. However, they don’t always know where to start networking and what resources to use. Interim executives, on the other hand, are well aware of the two and use a combination of both to help grow businesses in no time....

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Oct

24

2018
CEOs and Social Media Marketing

CEOs and Social Media Marketing

Doing social media marketing effectively remains a mystery to many CEOs. By Bob Donnelly A day doesn’t go by without one story or another about how a company used social media to grow their business or build their brand. However, for many CEOs, this is a major conundrum because neither they nor their staff, have enough experience with social media platforms to use them effectively...

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Oct

23

2018
Putting Muscle Into Your Business Operations Part 1

Putting Muscle Into Your Business Operations Part 1

Putting Muscle into Business Operations: Questions that Reveal Harmful Levels of Frailty in a Critical Corporate Function – Part 1 “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” The late businessman Arnold H. Glasow was also a humorist, but most CEOs would likely agree that there is nothing humorous about his statement. Of course, recognizing...

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Oct

23

2018
Cerius Business Today – Building an Advisory Board

Cerius Business Today – Building an Advisory Board

In this episode of Cerius Business Today, Pam and Kristen talk about building an advisory board. How they can help your business grow and where to start. Kristin:             Oh you mean the thought of having a board advisor and someone telling me what to do and I’ve got to listen to that. Because if you’re paying money to have someone give you advice, you...

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Oct

22

2018
Executive Social Media and an Online Footprint for Interim Executives

Executive Social Media and an Online Footprint for Interim Executives

For interim executives, executive social media is becoming increasingly important to build your portfolio online and get your message and brand out there Entire books have been written on this single subject – executive social media. Rather than try to squeeze in a quick tutorial that wouldn’t do justice to the possibilities, we’ll focus on the question, “Do I really need it?” and a few...

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Oct

20

2018
How to Maintain Momentum as an Independent Executive

How to Maintain Momentum as an Independent Executive

It is common for an independent executive to put a hold on business development while working on engagements, then pick up efforts again when they’re nearing the end. This can work well depending on the length of each engagement, but remember, it doesn’t take long for your sources to forget to refer you. An Independent Executive Out of Sight is Out of Mind It is...

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Oct

19

2018
Looking for An Interim Executive? Fix the Job Description

Looking for An Interim Executive? Fix the Job Description

At Cerius Executives we’ve overseen plenty of executive placements. What we’ve learnt is if your job description isn’t right, you won’t get the right interim executive. Looking for An Interim Executive? Be precise One thing we’ve seen over the years that hinders finding the right executive is the job description. Vague items such as “review dashboard” or “monitor interactions with customers” do not lead recruiters...

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Oct

18

2018
3 Budgeting Tools for Your Small Business

3 Budgeting Tools for Your Small Business

The different acronyms and financial models in budgeting can intimidate some business owners. But it shouldn’t be that way. There are only three tools you need to be familiar with to understand budgeting. Budgeting can be intimidating. It is only daunting because they don’t understand it. Because of this, entrepreneurs spend less time on financial planning and more on their product and ideas. Not knowing...

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Oct

17

2018
Hire the right talent and let them run the business

Hire the right talent and let them run the business

Jim Collins once said, “Get the right people on the bus, and the wrong people off the bus.” Simply put – hire the right talent and let them run the business. The famed American business consultant, and author of Good to Great, Built to Last and How the Mighty Fall, believes that business is like a bus with direction and passengers who affect the journey....

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Oct

16

2018
3 Reasons Why Interim Managers Succeed Quicker than Permanent managers

3 Reasons Why Interim Managers Succeed Quicker than Permanent managers

Interim managers enter companies and reach their goals in less than half the time it would take a permanent hire to do so. By staying focused, being a source of motivation and drawing from a rich experience, they get immediate success. Stepping into an organization as a new manager and leading people you’ve never met before is daunting. But for an interim manager who has...

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