End-of-the-Year Tax Tips for Last Minute Savings

Women on Business

Many of the business owners we work with say they’re ready to get 2011 behind them. January 2012 beckons as business objectives glisten with potential revitalization and realignment. Defer Income – Seasoned seasonal guidance, yet many business owners overlook it.

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The Power of an Enemy

In the CEO Afterlife

The late French author Andre Maurois once said, “Business is a combination of sport and war.” In business, your competitor is the enemy. The companies that employed me were generally the underdogs in battles against bigger, better-financed organizations.

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Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Below is a list of security initiatives that a security leader would either manage or have parallel impact upon within a business: Data security. Business Continuity (BC). Security initiatives viewed primarily as technology solutions create misalignment with business requirements.

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How Does Private Equity Investing Work?

Women on Business

When starting or running a business, there are many ways in which to invest in the business. There are a number of business loans that can be taken out for start-up expenses or established business to expand. If it is a non-profit company, there are thousands of grants that can be secured to fund the costs of the business. One type of funding that may not be known to many business owners is the use of private equity. Expand an established business. •

The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

When you own and operate a business you need to have certain procedures for an efficient and seamless function. One of the ways in which you can optimize your business activities would be the focus and attention to detail that a checklist can stimulate. Here is my own business success checklist that will help you optimize your activities for a more efficient and purpose oriented endeavor. Business Success Checklist. The business you’re in.

Effective Handling of Employee Personal Problems is Critical to Maintaining Workforce Efficiency

Strategy Driven

In general, the personal life of your employees is none of your business. Now she writes about business and finance and finds her work-life balance far more enjoyable.

Sometimes “Small Data” Is Enough to Create Smart Products

Harvard Business Review

When thinking about practical applications for artificial intelligence in your business, it’s easy to assume that you need vast amounts of data to get started. There are three main steps: Set goals that tie back to business objectives. Setting goals with a cross-functional team that tie back to business objectives is a critical step to any undertaking, and AI is no exception. Every company has a data set with unique value to their business.

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Build a Great Company Culture with Help from Technology

Harvard Business Review

As a provider of cloud-based finance and HR applications designed to help companies change and grow, our customers rightly expect us to lead by example. At the same time, we listen closely to our customers’ business challenges and successes — which in turn helps us change and grow.

Stop Operating with a Guild Mindset

Harvard Business Review

Today, the guild mentality persists within companies, where functions such as marketing, sales, finance, IT, human resources and R&D all have their own area of special expertise. Functional leaders in business today are not really like the masters of a professional carpentry, masonry, or glass working guild, whose sphere of knowledge was primarily limited to the methods of their own craft.

Global Companies Need to Adopt Agile Pricing in Emerging Markets

Harvard Business Review

Pricing decisions tend to be made in regional or global headquarters in order to achieve global or at least regional consistency, but this can undermine business objectives when they do not consider local economic conditions and the prices offered by competitors. If the priority for the business is margin, but sales targets locally are still set around volume of sales, the execution of a pricing change can be compromised. Small and medium-sized businesses?

What to Do When Your Future Strategy Clashes with Your Present

Harvard Business Review

MedStar operated nine hospitals, but realized that its long-held objective of increasing revenue and profits at those venues was unsustainable, given the outcries over runaway medical costs. Connecting Three Different Business Portfolios.

New Lessons from Fighting an Ancient Disease

Harvard Business Review

Without adequate financing, ministries of health and even private hospitals in developing countries often don''t have the resources needed to purchase diagnostic equipment, train workers, and ensure access to appropriate treatment. Three people die every minute from tuberculosis — a treatable and largely preventable disease. Resistant forms continue to thrive, and increased travel makes the global threat very real. We face a public health emergency.