3 Tips to Build Employee Loyalty and Morale: Video

High employee morale can have a huge positive impact on your company. Unfortunately, the converse is also true; low employee morale can have a large negative impact on your business. Many business owners assume that it is money that drives employee engagement, empowerment and satisfaction. Although that opinion is not completely unwarranted -i.e., offering significantly…

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Trends and the Potential Impact on Your SME

So many small and medium business (SMB) owners keep your heads down, focused on the day-to-day of running the business. We spend our time working in the business instead of on the business. The Resourceful CEO blog is here to help the owners of SMEs (small and medium enterprises) like yourself work on the business,…

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Leaders Are Accountable

In the last few weeks I’ve been focusing on accountability with a client. There are other things but accountability – holding both yourself and your team accountable – and how to build that into the daily, weekly and monthly structure – is a big determinant of continued success. Thus, I found this article by Vernon…

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Small Business Certification Options

There are a number of certifications available for small and medium businesses. Being certified can help you get “your foot in the door”. In addition, if you or your business development team position your company well and conduct effective business development and marketing activities with applicable government or large corporation personnel, being certified can lead…

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Raising Money? Sources and Uses of Funds

Have you recently tried to get a bank loan or raise funds from friends and family, angel investors, small private equity funds or other sources? Did it just not go well? If so, read on for assistance. A company that I previously sat on the board of was raising funds to pay for another production…

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Business SEO: Best Tips to Optimize Your Company’s Website

Optimizing a website is an ongoing process that requires patience and devotion. While you could immediately dump money into a pay-per-click campaign, that style of marketing is prohibitively expensive for many businesses. Instead, you or your marketing team may want to try a few of these tips that are both effective and affordable. Keep Producing…

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90% Of Strategies Fail Due to Poor Execution: Why?

This is a guest post by Adele Crane. This article discusses a topic that is near and dear to my heart – execution aka operational implementation. I often hear people talk about strategy, and strategy is critically important. However, strategy without execution is just a series of ideas. It’s like buying software to revamp your…

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How to Choose the Right Technology for Your Business

Technology, in the business context, is there to make life easier. Saving time, money and person-hours as well as completing tasks that would otherwise be impossible are some of the advantages provided by technology. Whether it be improving the productivity, potential or profitability of your endeavour, the efficient use of technology within your small business…

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How Strategic Alliances Can Help Your Small Business

  Small business loans can help you really grow your company by providing you with the capital you need to obtain large quantities of supplies, rent another building to accommodate expansion, hire additional employees, and complete the daily tasks required of you in strengthening and building your company.  However, small business loans are not the…

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Tactics for Being the Best Boss

When someone on your team is promoted to a position where he or she is the boss, it can be a bit intimidating. This is especially true if it happens unexpectedly or is not something he or she had been planning on. While it is a great opportunity, it is also common for them to…

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