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In research conducted by the Gallup organization with more than eight million subjects, employees are more likely to stay with the organization, have more engaged customers, and will be more productive if they have ties of friendship to others in the organization--especially their bosses. An exemplary boss is one who gets to know employees on an individual basis, tailoring their management to the individual.
Successful bootstrapping requires getting your hands on cash and managing it wisely. This article points out uncommon sources of ready cash that go unused--negotiating extended payment terms from suppliers, for example.
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."
U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Mission Calendar
US Commercial Service Export Promotion Magazine
Market Research Guides for Foreign Countries
Critical information about international markets and targeted marketing services to help you evaluate your export potential and establish a sales presence overseas and targeted marketing services.
This article forecasts manufacturing costs for 2006 based on the price of commodities in some detail: energy (up); steel (down); stainless steel (down); electronics (flat). PC growth in developing countries will drive growth in electronics.
For quick reference and review, present your board with a one-page summary of your company's finances at your quarterly meetings. Open-book management companies can use it for employees, too. This technique doesn't exempt you from standard financial reporting, but it does help key stakeholders more quickly see and appreciate the big picture.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Web site contains a comprehensive guide, QandA: Small Business and the SEC, that provides a basic understanding about the various ways companies can become public and what securities laws apply.
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