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CareerJournal | More Companies Hire Temporary Executives
7/19/2007
Summary:

An interim executive may be the answer to specific issues facing your growing company. Downsizing has made more high-caliber executives available and willing to help small businesses.

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Compass-Driven Strategic Planning
7/19/2007
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This article from business consultant Stephen Shapiro's blog offers a useful matrix-based method to think strategically about your company and to allocate your time. It also guides the most valuable ways to spend your time, based on the matrix you create.

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Before You Even Think of Relocating?
7/12/2007
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Relocating your business is a big step! Be sure you think through not only the obvious--markets and sales, for instance--but also the obscure--zoning laws or upcoming road or sewer work. Basic is to know your purpose and to keep it top-of-mind, always.

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Change behavior to break the "Motivational Code"
7/19/2007
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Want to be an employer of choice? Don't simply ask employees for specific results. Train them in behaviors that produce those results--and then provide consequences that change and reinforce those behaviors. Part 1 of two parts, this article offers seven implementable suggestions for cracking the "motivational code."

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Build an Army for Your Ideas
7/12/2007
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Even if you're the CEO, building enthusiasm among your troops for a new product idea can be tricky. What's the secret to success? Show them how it can actually become their idea. This article provides three real-life examples of how this approach works.

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eProcurement
7/12/2007
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The benefits of eProcurement can include significant cost savings, improved efficiency, and better forecasting. This article provides a comprehensive overview of how eProcurement works and guidelines to determine whether it is worth exploring for use in your company.

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Competitive Analysis: Understanding the Market Context
7/19/2007
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Evaluating your Web site against your competitors' can be a daunting but invaluable undertaking. In this article, an expert provides practical advice, an in-depth process, and--a real bonus--complete examples of competitive analysis reports.

Go To Source (www.boxesandarrows.com)
Guide to Benchmarking Your Business Financials
3/9/2007
Summary:

Financial benchmarks for entrepreneurial ventures are a good way to measure performance by comparing your organization to industry standards. Whether determined by using online resources, information from relevant trade associations or governmental agencies, or in consultation with a private financial advisor, this practice can impact bottom-line profitability and shape corporate strategies for growth.

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Guide to Restructuring a Business
3/9/2007
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For organizations faced with a financial downturn, or the stresses of rapid growth, or even a need to refocus core business operations, creating a strategic turnaround plan can provide a roadmap for realigning the business. This article provides links to specific resources for dealing with turnaround business planning, top team management, debt restructuring, and the potential for new partnerships.

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Don't Ask Employees to be Passionate About the Company!
3/9/2007
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There is a difference between employees showing a passion for the employer (which is great to have) versus a passion for their work (which is a crucial part of productivity). The advice given here is to "let people do what they want and need to do" and to keep out of the way of success.

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