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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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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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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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.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

the business, and ultimately contribute to the organization’s innovation. words, actively encourage employees from all parts of the business to lean. can ask questions about anything – the business, new product offerings, and so on. performance against key business objectives.

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. •

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.

Connecting Unemployed Youth with Organizations That Need Talent

Harvard Business Review

The trend sees big companies such as CVS Health, State Street, and American Express evolving small hiring programs for opportunity youth, driven by corporate social responsibility, into core business strategy (see our study “Hidden Talent: How Smart Companies Are Tapping into Unemployed Youth” ). relies on TWA to teach job readiness and life skills to teens and young adults from low-income communities while also generating proven talent pipeline and business benefits.

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.

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.

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.

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.