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Fighter Jet Fast: Making Business Decisions to Accelerate Growth

Making Business Decisions Air Force-Style In business, there are undoubtedly days when you feel like you’re constantly moving at speeds faster than Mach 5. With all the chaos that can ensue with endless meetings, calls, emails and more, it can be no small challenge to slow things down to a manageable pace when you are […]


cash allocation

Building the Best Strategy to Drive Cash Allocation

Cash Allocation Challenges Businesses For most businesses, cash allocation is a challenge. Margin pressure, seasonality, credit risk, and bank covenants make it a constant chore. Cash is the oxygen of business. You can’t run low and survive. For successful businesses, the opposite is true. They have too much cash. Apple is a well-discussed example. The […]


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Can Seeking Help from the Lender Fix Money Troubles?

Recently, bad practices caused a client’s accounts receivable to get extended well past 90 days. In fact, the client had 20% of its receivables dated further back than 120 days. Company staff knew that much of that would prove to be uncollectible, but no one really knew the extent of how bad it was. At […]


drive business growth

Four Questions that Drive Business Growth and Transformation

You Can Drive Business Growth Forward- or Backward Many businesses on the precipice of growth or those preparing to enter a new chapter are searching for ways to drive business growth, but can find themselves struggling to move into that next big phase. This can happen for a number of reasons, whether it’s a lack […]


sensitive family business

Sensitive Family Business May Bring Up Fur Balls

Choking on the Words During Sensitive Family Business Every cat owner knows the sounds. The deep retching and heaving. The cough that sounds like your cat just may turn himself inside out to eliminate a fur ball. Next may come a few backward hops, as if to distance himself from the mess he just created. […]


designing board evaluations

Designing Board Evaluations for Private Companies to Succeed

Someone once told me that, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” We have all seen how constructive feedback improves performance and helps employees to avoid mistakes. The challenge is getting actionable feedback to people early enough for them to use it effectively. In a private company, designing board evaluations can be an efficient way to […]


private company board strategies

Effective Private Company Board Strategies Drive Goals to Completion

Private Company Board Strategies Create Advantage Strategy has been defined as the art of finding an unfair competitive advantage in the marketplace. It is implemented through defined objectives, strategies and tactics. Whether public or private, driving strategy is how boards create value. Public companies tend to have well-staffed strategy groups, of which M&A is one […]


Lead Generation Strategy

Ramp Up Your Client Base in 3 Simple Steps with Lead Generation Strategy

Fresh Leads = New Client Potential According to a report published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), using a lead generation strategy is one of the top marketing approaches for 2017. Approximately 80% of B2B and 66% of B2C organizations surveyed by CMI put the employment of a lead generation strategy at the top of […]


Using twitter for business

10,000 Reasons Why Your Business Needs to be on Twitter Right Now

I am taking a short-term diversion from the Food Revolution to discuss the best career tool and knowledge-sharing app available. The web has become a crucial tool for building one’s credibility as an expert, and yet most people are missing one of the most important knowledge-sharing networks on the web. I am talking about Twitter. […]


Outcome-driven development

Outcome-Driven Development: Switching from Minimum Viable Product to Minimum Viable Outcome

By taking the minimum viable product (MVP) ethos and applying it an outcome-driven development process, your business can realize tangible and lasting improvements to its bottom line.


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