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Six DisciplinesT: A New Focus on Performance
Roth Brian D
8/1/2007
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Six Disciplines energized this manufacturing firm as its CEO and management team struggled to motivate and reward employees by measuring performance. Engaging employees in ongoing strategic planning, using Six Disciplines software to stay focused on the plan, and remaining accountable for performance resulted not only in increased enthusiasm and efficiency. An unexpected benefit was that it helped management and employees learn how to work much better together.

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Shared spaces give startups room to grow
Dalton Alyssa
3/26/2010
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With the recent opening of Ottawa’s newest co-working space, the city might be seeing an emerging trend towards shared offices.

Currently, there are two co-working spaces: Freedom Café, which opened last month, and the Code Factory, which opened in May 2008.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace II: How to Deal With It
Sherman Andrew J
12/18/2000
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Educating your employees about the consequences of violating company policy may prevent sexual harassment problems. Here's how to ensure compliance and avoid lawsuits.

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Sales and Distribution Strategies and Channels
9/28/2006
File Resource
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Although the type of distribution channel you choose depends on your industry, type of products or services, and the business model, many entrepreneurs slightly adapt their distribution strategy to better meet the needs of customers.

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Safety First
11/8/2007
Summary:

Identity theft is a concern not only for entrepreneurs, but also for their employees and customers. A security breach that releases social security numbers or other sensitive information may require you to alert the victims and the authorities ASAP. Bonus: several helpful links to other guidance and information.

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Providing Adequate Production Facilities
FastTrac
1/18/2007
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Production planning involves evaluating your current production facilities to determine how effectively it fits with your overall growth plan.

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Processes, Procedures, and Policies
FastTrac
4/13/2007
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Discover the importance of planning and documenting processes--what we do, procedures--how we do it, and policies--why or when we do it.

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Partners and Investors
6/4/2007
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The focus of this tool is to provide a general discussion concerning bringing in partners or outside investors to a company. The methods a business can use toward achieving this goal and the problems a business is likely to face in the process will also be addressed.

Go To Source (www.regions.com)
Operational Systems Example
3/20/2007
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Read the example to learn how one company documented their operation systems and workflow to reach their goal of using shared knowledge to increase sales.

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Operational Systems
2/21/2007
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Considering your goals for business, this tool will help you identify operational systems necessary to support these goals.

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