How Technology Has Influenced Global Business Partnerships

The globalization of trade has been running hand-in-hand with technological progress, particularly in the fields of information, management and remote collaboration. The global village that Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan envisioned in the 1960s has developed into an interconnected world of free trade agreements and connected workplaces. International partnerships that were once considered to be…

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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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3 Ways Mediation Can Improve Business Partnership Relations

The relationship between business partners should be one of mutual trust and respect. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. When problems occur, business partners often fall out. Fortunately, mediation can be used to strengthen partnership relationships in the ways listed below. A Gesture of Respect Mediation is a process, not an event. Mediation shows that…

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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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