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Nov

28

2018
Need an Operations Executive? Here are a few ways you can use an operations executive in your business.

Need an Operations Executive? Here are a few ways you can use an operations executive in your business.

At Cerius, we have seen various strategic uses of an Interim Operations Executive. There’s a number of reasons a company of any size would need an operations executive for additional expertise.  Whether you are looking for someone to put into place lean practices, processes, procedures and accountability, establish the infrastructure to support it at the next stage of growth or help identify and improve profit...

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Nov

27

2018
Why You Need to Use Electronic Accounting for Budgeting

Why You Need to Use Electronic Accounting for Budgeting

If you’ve been budgeting for a while now, you may have noticed ups and downs in prioritized expenses every month. Rarely do they stay constant nor are they predictable. The best way to track your cash flow is to use electronic accounting. That is keeping digital records of your financial transactions, and using accounting software to process the data. You can use an app, spreadsheets...

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Nov

26

2018
7 Interim Executive Skills That Drive Success

7 Interim Executive Skills That Drive Success

There are all kinds of skills that help an executive succeed. But according to the Harvard Business Review, there are seven in particular that can help those in the C-Suite thrive – including interim executives. Boris Groysberg, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, narrowed down 7 skills sought by companies after surveying senior consultants in executive search. Interim Executive Skills #1. Leadership More...

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Nov

25

2018
Beware of Bad Executive Job Descriptions That Repel Good Candidates

Beware of Bad Executive Job Descriptions That Repel Good Candidates

Finding the right executive is as easy as having a clearly defined executive job description. Finding the right executive for your company is a daunting task. If it feels like all the wrong people are applying, there’s something wrong with your executive job description. Typing up roles and responsibilities for a future executive requires more thought and consideration than you’d think! Kristen McAlister, President, COO, and Co-Owner...

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Nov

24

2018
The Process of Strategic Planning to Raise Capital

The Process of Strategic Planning to Raise Capital

Strategic planning is more important than you think Strategic planning not only defines the direction for your company, but it also addresses complex matters like the especially important issue of how to raise capital. Getting your business off the ground is a major achievement, but to go further, a little bit of additional working capital can broaden your horizons. On a previous post on the...

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Nov

22

2018
The Independent Contractor Marketplace   

The Independent Contractor Marketplace  

Independent contractors are increasingly becoming a staple in modern workplaces The Modern Independent Contractor Marketplace Work arrangements in the United States are shifting swiftly away from what we think of as the traditional model of work—a full-time, permanent position with a single employer. An alternative model of independent contracting (IC) is on the rise, driven by economic reasons and lifestyle preferences that demand greater flexibility. In...

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Nov

21

2018
3 Golden Tips For Startups Hiring Their First Employees

3 Golden Tips For Startups Hiring Their First Employees

Entrepreneurs depend heavily on their staff to make their startup a success. That’s why it’s important you get it right. Hiring your first employees is one of the most exciting and consequential steps in establishing a business. Follow these 3 golden tips to make sure you hire the right people. 1. Work around your startup budget Do the math and figure out how much you...

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Nov

19

2018
How Interim Executives Bring Out Great Ideas From Their Employees

How Interim Executives Bring Out Great Ideas From Their Employees

  Interim executives don’t just help companies meet their goals. They also help them achieve sustainable growth by creating an environment that breeds and acts upon great ideas. The fastest growing companies in the business world thrive on creativity. A dynamic environment that values and fosters great ideas help them stay one step ahead of the competition. But unlike any other resource, ideas can’t be...

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Nov

18

2018
7 Things You Can Do To Get Your Next Executive Contract

7 Things You Can Do To Get Your Next Executive Contract

We recommend 7 basic steps that can help you find your next executive contract. Companies are looking for executives who add value to the organization. Analyze the hiring company’s situation and find ways to achieve their objectives. Be creative with how you can help them during this executive contract. Growing your independent executive business at any level is a complicated and difficult process. It’s not...

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Nov

17

2018
Changing your Organizational Structure to Match Demands of Today

Changing your Organizational Structure to Match Demands of Today

The organizational structure of a business has a tremendous effect on its productivity, workflow, and internal and external communication. A company whose organizational structure does not change in response to changing needs and requirements will always lag behind its competition. On the Cerius Blog, David Shaffer covered Defining the Best Organizational Structure for Your Business. In the article, he reviews key areas to monitor to ensure your...

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