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Apr

17

2012

Is your business mobile computing friendly?

Contributed By Jesus Arriaga No matter how much a company may want to deny it, mobile computing is here to stay and is only growing stronger. A recent statistic I read from Forrester Research, Inc. stated that “25% of computers used for work globally are tablets and smart-phones, not PCs.” Consumer’s demand for convenience and real-time access to information is growing at an accelerated rate....

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Apr

13

2012

15 Minutes Could Improve Your Company 15%+

It is estimated there are over 70 crucial markers a business leader is expected to watch every day. Somewhere in that mountain of priorities is the Product, Plan, People and Finances. So how does a business leader stay focused with so many moving parts on a daily basis. Your CompanySnapshot The old acronym of KISS is rare to find in this age of technology and...

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Apr

10

2012

CEO Confidence back to one year high

“Expected economic gains have prompted CEOs to continue to slowly expand employment in anticipation of higher sales,” reports the Vistage CEO Confidence Index. The index reports its highest level since Q1 of 2011. Whether it is a sign of an increasing rise to come or simply first-of-a-new-year optimism has CEOs cautiously moving forward. One of the biggest gains sited is the ability to be more...

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Mar

20

2012

Increase Revenue With One Simple Question

The greatest assets we have as part of our businesses can be our clients and employees.  They are the individuals who are most likely to give us more business or refer business to us.  To increase your referral and repeat business the #1 question you should ask is, “How likely is it that you would recommend Company X to a friend or colleague?” The answer is...

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Mar

20

2012

CEO Peer Groups – The Who, What and Why

In working with CEOs and business owners daily, we get to see first-hand the difference a peer advisory group can make in a variety of areas. With business growth and profitability always top of mind, we like to share one peer group’s statistic showing their members growth surpassing that of D&B average by 15%. It is coming up more and more in our conversations and...

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Mar

09

2012

Finance and Accounting Trends – Cerius In The News

In a recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Cerius Executive Demand Index was cited for C-suite recruiting and hiring trends… “Hiring has been brisk for executives with accounting skills, according to the Cerius Executive Demand Index report, which spotlights C-suite recruiting and hiring trends. During the fourth quarter of 2011, 28 percent of the more than 1,100 top executive job openings nationwide were...

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Mar

07

2012

Measuring Your Company’s Success – Net Promoter Score

In a recent CEO roundtable meeting, the question was asked – What is the best way to measure what our customers think of us? The usual idea of a customer survey was thrown out there. How many customer surveys have you taken in your life, how many have you taken a pass on and how many have you started and not finished? What if you...

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Mar

02

2012

Do you have the right workers to make things happen?

We keep hearing “I can’t find the right person”.  In a recent article at StaffingTalk.com, it is no wonder when a survey by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute found: 5% of current manufacturing jobs unfilled due to lack of qualified candidates 67% of manufacturers have a moderate to severe shortage of qualified workers 56% expect the shortage to increase in the next three to five years....

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Feb

28

2012

Market for Finance Executives Heats Up

There are more than 1,100 executive job openings nationwide, 28 percent of which are finance positions, as many companies focus on recruiting chief financial officers and chief accounting officers  to balance budgets and invest less on executives in growth areas such as sales, marketing and R&D. Read further at:  Market for Finance Execs Heats Up


Feb

17

2012

Measure, Manage, Improve – Achieving Your Company’s Goals

I had the opportunity to present to an incredible group of CEO’s and business owners yesterday. The topic was on dashboards and how to tie them better to your company’s goals. If I did my job well, everyone took away at least one of the following points to start applying to their business today: Your dashboard should tie to your company’s goals for the year....

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