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Leveraging Big Data to Save on Supply Chain & Other Expenses

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Aug
2017
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There’s almost always another way to reduce costs in the supply chain. Big data is the big buzzword right now, and it’s key to mastering an in-depth 360-degree view of your suppliers and procurement chain to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your...

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Key Concepts for Success as a COO

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Aug
2017
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The Chief Operating Officer is a somewhat mysterious figure in the corporate world. While Chief Executive Officers perform fairly similar functions across businesses and companies, COO’s are a different story. Their responsibilities can range broadly from strategic to administrative, and tend to vary widely...

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HOW TO EVALUATE PROSPECTIVE CONSULTING FIRMS

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Jul
2017
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Last week we considered the question “Are you ready to hire a consulting firm?” and proposed a series of questions to inform a self-evaluation session, in which you reflected on the strengths and weaknesses of your business and yourself. Now it’s time to make...

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ARE YOU READY TO HIRE A CONSULTING FIRM?

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Jul
2017
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As you grow your business, you’ll inevitably consider the possibility of hiring a consultant to help you overcome specific obstacles or meet specific goals. A skilled, effective consultant can be worth every penny, but it’s tricky to know when you’re talking to the right...

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Does Your Business Need a Board of Directors?

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Jun
2017
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As you are founding or growing your small business, you’ll confront this question: Do I need a board of directors? Typical entrepreneurs and CEOs are attracted to the role because they’re driven, single-minded, and have a powerful vision. That sounds like good stuff, right?...

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Tax Accountant Versus Tax Attorney

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Jun
2017
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As your business grows in revenue and complexity, your tax situation becomes more complicated as well. You may have an employee dedicated to AR, AP and bookkeeping, and you may have a tax professional handle your taxes. At some point during growth, you’ll come...

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Business Plans and Goals: Crucial to Business Growth

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Jun
2017
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As I’ve worked with small businesses over the years, I’ve noticed that many business owners resist documenting a formal business plan and embracing concrete long-term strategies. We’ve all been exposed to messages endorsing the value of a business plan and goal-setting–so what are the...

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Retaining the Millennial Worker

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May
2017
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  Consider the implications of these two simple statistics: In 2015, millennials become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce (Pew Research Center). Millennials switch jobs four times in their first 10 years on the job on average (Linkedin) There’s no denying it: Understanding...

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Workplace Design Strategies for Top Talent

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May
2017
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When you’re trying to attract top talent to your company (and you should always be trying to attract top talent to your company!), you’ve got lots of variables to consider. Salary, benefits, opportunity for advancement, career enrichment. How about the workspace itself? It matters...

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Commodity Price Predictions Explained

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Apr
2017
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In January, the World Bank issued a statement that energy and metal prices are increasing due to tight supply and strong demand. It forecasts a 29% increase in crude oil over 2016 and an 11% increase in metals prices. Agriculture prices are more stable,...

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