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This "best practices" article explains, from the entrepreneur's point of view, the finer points of retaining customers, a practice that costs one-fifth as much as acquiring new ones. The article provides specific, practical suggestions for retaining external customers and ensuring positive relationships with internal customers (your employees.)
This article explains how CEOs can be more efficient in their personal organization of time, providing specific approaches to specific challenges. It also outlines the broader responsibilities CEOs have of effecting change and coaching employees through the change process. TEC is now known as Vistage.
Don't have the big marketing dollars to stand out the way your larger competitors do? Here's a marketing idea that might help: Make your message "a little weird." This small-business blog explains the concept in commonsense terms, acknowledging that it takes guts but emphasizing that the payoff may be well worth it.
This blog entry from Sandy Hamilton (citing Terry Gold) is a quick, conversational read from two highly experienced sales professionals on how to hire salespeople. The insights emphasize identifying relationship-building and process skills in potential salespeople.
A productive strategic alliance occurs when two enterprises come together with talents, skills, and resources neither posssesses on its own to create profit neither could have achieved on its own. Benefits can include more effective access to markets, better technology, faster and better new product development, and wider distribution. This article provides a practical overview of the process.
Fifteen downloadable forms and templates to improve business operations from planning for startup and established companies to forecasts and projections to balance sheets and cash-flow statements--even personal financial statements.
Do you have edgy, independent leaders working inside your company? If not, you should--and you should understand why you do not at the moment. Management author Guy Kawasaki interviews former Fast Company editor Polly LaBarre to gain insights on how "Mavericks at Work" (the title of her book, coauthored with another Fast Company editor) can impact a company's growth.
Whether you are writing a business plan or considering the development of a new product or service, an insightful competitive analysis is vital. These ten questions identify areas to investigate.
Inc.com provides an excellent collection of 21 links to resources that can guide your management and collection of receivables.
A virtual assistant--yes, a real human being, not a software program--can help busy entrepreneurs who need to delegate non-critical or administrative tasks but don't want someone on site.
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