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Outsourcing, the author notes, is not abdication and it is not always successful, but it may well be a viable part of your company's future.
Even if it's "in place," your network requires continual vigilance and improvement. This article provides five "no-nos" that will help you keep up to date and up to speed by avoiding big mistakes.
In 1995, Jack Welch nearly fired Jeff Immelt for poor performance. Five years later Immelt found himself trying to fill Welch's shoes. How did he turn things around? What lessons are here for you as a leader and owner? Plenty. This interview is an inspiring, informative read.
Managing the day-to-day, conceptualizing a better future, and making it happen form the foundation for the "essence" of leadership: "Leaving your footprint in your area of passion." This article is a perceptive discussion about leadership and lists the eight qualities required to lead "paradigmatic change."
This guide, a revision of The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information 2nd edition, compiled by the staff of Business Reference Services. Science, Technology, and Business Division. Library of Congress, Washington 1996, was developed under the aegis of the Library of Congress Business Enrichment Advisory Team. (BEAT).
If you test-drive a car, why not an employee? Seth Godin shares his thoughts on what you can learn by having a candidate "do the work" rather than just talk about it.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems like Salesforce.com provide on-demand software via the Internet and are changing the way entrepreneurs leading growth companies serve, interact, and track online their potential and existing clients.
As we move into an age of alliances, your role as a leader is changing. Equal parts entrepreneur, facilitator, and political broker, the collaborative leader must continually balance competing and shifting requirements.
The program is formulated to foster the establishment of successful long-term business relationships between State Department large prime contractors and small business subcontractors thereby improving the performance of both. The program is intended to strengthen subcontracting opportunities and accomplishments at the State Department.
In effect a promotion for "The Competitive Intelligence Handbook," this link is nonetheless of value because it provides the first four chapters in full, including an overview of the industry and some axioms entrepreneurs should understand. Links to other resources are a practical bonus.
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