Small Business Resolutions for 2011

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Here are some resolutions to help small or mid-sized businesses innovate in 2011. . Be proactive in 2011. . Resolve to take the proverbial bull by the horns in 2011. Sell off or discard any asset that won't work hard for you in 2011. . So, get started as soon as possible in 2011, and try to have the major kinks worked out of your new strategy by the beginning of 2012. Then you won't have to repeat 2011's resolutions.

Recommended Resource – Finance Without Fear

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Finance Without Fear : A Guide to Creating and Managing a Profitable Business by William S. Hettinger and John Dolan-Heitlinger About the Reference Finance Without Fear : A Guide to Creating and Managing a Profitable Business by William S. Finance Without Fear can be used to impart such knowledge; making it a StrategyDriven recommended read. You just finished reading Recommended Resource - Finance Without Fear !

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Free Online Conference Focused on Church Finances

Ron Edmondson

This free online event is focused on church finances. October 20, 2011 from 1pm – 4pm EST. Register here. Related posts: Funded and Free: Helping Church Finances. Join Me at Catalyst Conference 2011. If you’ve attended The Nines or any other free online conference, you’ll know how this works. It’s called Fund Your Church Now and it takes places on October 20. Here are the details: What is it?

Here is the New York Times Hardcover Business Bestsellers list for September, 2011.

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is the New York Times Hardcover Business Bestsellers list for September, 2011. And, personal and finance books seem to be in need. A couple of observations: we clearly still want to know just what caused the financial meltdown, and we keep looking for explanations. There are a lot of “still on the list” books: [.]. Randy's blog entries business best-sellers

Here is the list of Hardcover Business Best Sellers from the New York Times for June, 2011

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Here is the list of Hardcover Business Best Sellers from the New York Times for June, 2011. Except for finance Books, and a few others, we present most of these business best sellers at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. (Our Our next session is on July 8 – the 2nd Friday of July, because [.]. Randy's blog entries "The Corner Office" Adam Bryant Hardcover Business Best Sellers Howard Schultz Knowing Your Value Mika Brzezinski New York Times best sellers Onward

To the class of 2011, Choose debt free! Part Two

Reiter Thinks

This is part two of the blog, To the class of 2011. It picks up with my predictions for what the class of 2011 might expect now as they move forward with their lives over the next couple of years. Filed under: Inspiration , mentor , Self Help , Success Tagged: class of 2011 , family , high school , Personal Finance , personal success , Success , Work. Inspiration mentor Self Help Success class of 2011 family high school Personal Finance personal success Work

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To the class of 2011, Three helpful tips Part One

Reiter Thinks

To the class of 2011, Congratulations! It’s better to learn this lesson before you start dealing with real money otherwise life is going to give you a big fat F in personal finance. Filed under: Career , Inspiration , Leadership , mentor , Money Matters , Self Help Tagged: class of 2011 , college , college loans , high school , Home , mentor , Personal Finance , personal success , Success. You just graduated from high school.

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A Guilty Conscience = A Great Hire??? :: Women on Business

Women on Business

By Maribeth Kuzmeski Are you looking to add new individuals to your team in 2011? According to research done by Francis Flynn, Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Research at Stanford University (as reported in The January/February 2011 edition of Harvard Business Review), guilt-prone individuals unequivocally make great employees.

Management Week in Review for January 21, 2011

Management Excellence

Fair warning: I take a broad view of management, so my selections will range from leadership to innovation to finance and personal development and beyond. Every Friday, I share three thought-provoking management posts for the week. This week's selections feature content on writing a great speech, overcoming those personal issues that limit your success and words of wisdom from an advertising giant via a management giant. Enjoy!

35 Under 35: Stephanie Niven (Javelin Capital)

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Bob's blog entries 35 Under 35: Stephanie Niven Cleo Thompson From Water Polo to Emerging Markets Global Active Equity Team Goldman Sachs established Javelin Capital in 2009 Javelin Capital Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 Marion King Oxford University The Gender Blog The Glass Hammer the importance of sponsorship Victor Pina VocaLink Young Professional of the Year at the Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) 2011 Awards

M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

Other companies are in need of cash and are willing to sell certain contracts as a financing vehicle. Financing - M&A Operations & Strategy Acquisitions Creative Acquisitions M&A Mergers mergers and acquisitions Mike Myatt N2growthBy Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Most people tend to look at acquisitions from a rather myopic and traditional M&A perspective: making a strategic or synergistic purchase of an operating entity on an accretive basis.

Management Week in Review for February 18, 2011

Management Excellence

Fair warning: I take a broad view of management, so my selections will range from leadership to innovation to finance and personal development and beyond. Every Friday, I share three thought-provoking management posts for the week. This week's selections feature content on gaining control of your body language, ensuring that your participative leadership approach is genuine, and dealing with employee and management communication challenges during periods of change. Enjoy!

Capital vs. Influence

N2Growth Blog

You did everything your were supposed to do; you developed a product, validated proof of concept, protected your intellectual property, did your due diligence on the investment community, put your offering memorandum together, banked a ton of frequent flyer miles on your road show, painstakingly negotiated valuation, closed the current round of financing, and gave up a few board seats. Financing - M&A Capital vs. Influence Mike Myatt N2growth Private Equity venture capital

Management Week in Review for February 26, 2011

Management Excellence

Fair warning: I take a broad view of management, so my selections will range from leadership to innovation to finance and personal development and beyond. Every week, I share three thought-provoking management posts for the week. This week's selections feature content on dealing with a firm's culture during periods of change, building great businesses the right way, and deliberately crushing your competitors through effective management and leadership. Enjoy!

Management Week in Review for March 18, 2011

Management Excellence

Fair warning: I take a broad view of management, so my selections will range from leadership to innovation to finance and personal development and beyond. Every week, I share three thought-provoking management posts for the week. This week's selections feature content on why you need to know more about Baldrige, rethinking your ideas on measuring marketing ROI and the powerful impact of Social Business on your firm's reputation and ultimate success.

Women Entrepreneurs, Funding, and the Economy

Women on Business

business development Finance banking business economy funding women-owned businessesOver the years more and more women are launching their own businesses and brands. The Women’s Business Development Center in Chicago recently had its 25th Anniversary Conference ( [link] ). They have said that there has been an enormous amount of growth in women-owned businesses, but there are still places that are lagging and in a way the same issue still persists… money.

Management Week in Review for February 4, 2011

Management Excellence

Fair warning: I take a broad view of management, so my selections will range from leadership to innovation to finance and personal development and beyond. Every Friday, I share three thought-provoking management posts for the week. This week's selections feature content on assessing whether an executive coach might be right for you, dealing with the dilemma of having promoted the wrong person into management and knowing when it makes best sense to speak up or to remain quiet. Enjoy!

Management Week in Review for March 4, 2011

Management Excellence

Fair warning: I take a broad view of management, so my selections will range from leadership to innovation to finance and personal development and beyond. Every week, I share three thought-provoking management posts for the week. This week's selections feature content on reinventing management, the strategic and practical implications of upgrade plans for consumer electronics products and some guidance on improving our decision-making by better utilizing outside advisors. Enjoy!

Management Week in Review for February 11, 2011

Management Excellence

Fair warning: I take a broad view of management, so my selections will range from leadership to innovation to finance and personal development and beyond. Every Friday, I share three thought-provoking management posts for the week.

Management Week in Review for January 28, 2011

Management Excellence

Fair warning: I take a broad view of management, so my selections will range from leadership to innovation to finance and personal development and beyond. Every Friday, I share three thought-provoking management posts for the week. This week's selections feature content on dealing with difficult people, learning and avoiding the pitfalls of inexperienced management teams, and recognizing the need as leaders to appeal to the hearts of the people on our teams.

Peer-to-Peer Small Business Loans Beat the Big Banks On Just About Every Count (& Not Just Because They’re The Only Ones Doing Any Real Lending).

Women on Business

Finance Guest Posts p2p small business loans peer-to-peer small business loans small business loansGuest post by Dan Azeroual. There’s no question that the big banks & Wall Street are under Congressional and regulatory siege (or is it the other way around?).

Business Pitches Unravelled

Women on Business

business development Finance Management Business Pitches finding business funding presenting your business pitchWith high unemployment rates and economic insecurity reaching more than 1 in 5 Americans, many people are turning their sights to self-employment and small businesses. When starting a small business you need to convince investors that funding you is the start of a beneficial relationship.

Grab the Money!

Women on Business

business development Businesswomen Bloggers Communications customer service decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Leadership Management Strategy Women Business Owners Women On Business News Women On Business Roundtable Work at Home/Telecommute Work-Home Life Workplace Issues Community Banking sba small businessIt’s no secret that you need capital to operate and grow, but then comes the question how do you get it?

Survive and Thrive

Women on Business

business development Finance Management citibank survey survive thriveOne thing women are good at dealing with is change, especially women business owners and entrepreneurs. We adapt, change and morph with the times. It’s how women and women-owned businesses still thrive. A Citibank survey shows that women still have hope that their own personal financial situation will change for the better, despite what is going on with most of the economic world.

HP Headed to Hotel California?

Women on Business

HP announced Whitman’s appointment on September 22, 2011 but given the public comments, customers seem to think it’s a bad choice. business development Businesswomen Bloggers Businesswomen Profiles decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Global Perspectives Human Resources Issues International Business Leadership Management public relations Strategy Technology Uncategorized Women On Business Women On Business News Women On Business Roundtable

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Are They Contractors or Staff?

Women on Business

Books for Businesswomen business development Businesswomen Bloggers Communications decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Human Resources Issues International Business Leadership Legal and Compliance Issues Management Strategy Women Business Owners Women On Business Women On Business News Workplace IssuesOne of the more complicated tasks for a business owner is being able to correctly classify the people working for you. As a one man shop.

Turnarounds and the Big Play | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • December 11, 2011 • Branding , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 1 Comment. December 13, 2011 at 3:50 am. While they have NFP status, they are a large organization so the finance picture is significant. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011. July 2011. June 2011. May 2011. April 2011. March 2011. February 2011. In the CEO Afterlife.

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The Cost of Business

Women on Business

Books for Businesswomen business development Businesswomen Bloggers Career Development Communications customer service decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Human Resources Issues job satisfaction Leadership Management Online Business personal development Strategy UncategorizedIn our current situation many companies are cackling about how much money they have saving on services and are doing their fair share to keep pushing prices down.

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Does Your Wellbeing Need a Boost?

Leading Blog

You can structure your finances to minimize the worry caused by debt. Gallup scientists have determined that there are five universal and interdependent elements of wellbeing that differentiate a thriving life from one spent suffering: Career : liking what you do every day (Tip: Every day, use your strengths.). Social : having strong relationships (Tip: Spend six hours a day socializing—face-to-face, phone, e-mail.).

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7 Guiding Principles for Developing Leadership Talent

Leading Blog

Your talent assessment/development systems should have as much “rigor and repeatability as systems used for finance and operations.” People deliver numbers. If you want the numbers, you need the people. As a leader you need to know how to judge raw human talent. In The Talent Masters , Bill Conaty and Ram Charan explain how to do it. To develop talent, you need to become intimate with your people; to know the essence of each individual.

Five Minutes - a Key to Successful Time Management

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Five Minutes – a Key to Successful Time Management by Kevin Eikenberry on January 28, 2011 in Decision Making , Leadership , Learning , Manage Projects , Personal Development Every leader I talk to tells me they are busy. Casavant January 28, 2011 at 11:32 am Kevin – great suggestions!! Ann Reply Kevin Eikenberry January 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm Thanks Ann.

Fixing the Game: What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL

Leading Blog

In 1976, Harvard finance professor Michael Jensen and Dean William Meekling of the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester published a paper entitled Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs and Ownership Structure [ PDF ]. Dean of the Rotman School of Management, Roger Martin, states in Fixing the Game , "We haven’t looked deeper into blameworthy CEO behavior to understand what really caused it.

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Keeping It Simple

N2Growth Blog

I would suggest that you break down every key area of your business (operations, administration, marketing, branding, sales, finance, IT, etc.) By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. One of the most effective ways to order your world is to simplify everything you encounter. However the problem is that keeping it simple often becomes very difficult when our basic human nature is to over-complicate everything we touch.

Workplace Gossip | N2Growth Blog

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Looking For Leadership

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10 Communication Tips for Leaders

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Attitude Reflects Leadership

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Ideas Don't Equal Innovation | N2Growth Blog

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Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by admin in Leadership , Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? If your skill sets are best suited for business development, product development, branding, finance or other areas you may want to consider playing to your strengths by taking a senior position in the area of your subject matter expertise and hiring the best chief executive you can find to lead the company.

Brand Exposure

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Avoiding Catastrophic Failures in Process Improvement

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Brad Power for the Harvard Business Review‘s “The Conversation&# series. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Do you have a process improvement [.].

Why HR and the CEO should be joined at the Hip | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • September 6, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership • 1 Comment. The advice proved excellent, and for the rest of my days in the corner office I was joined at the hip with an outstanding finance executive who is now the CFO of Lindt & Sprüngli , the world’s leading chocolatier. September 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011. July 2011. June 2011.

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The Fallacy of No | N2Growth Blog

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