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Resource Levelling : Resource Levelling By: David Stoneman Resource Levelling is an often hotly debated topic! To level or not to level? Perhaps this story will throw up a helpful perspective. "Review that!" Mac threw down a print of the project plan in front of John.
added on 03.01.2015. 02:00 in Business and Finance

The SOUP Model : The SOUP Model By: Dr. Alvin Chan In the past, many organizations have relied on generic personality profiling tools to assess, recruit and manage their employees.
added on 13.01.2015. 12:00 in Business and Finance

Location, Location...Relocation? : Location, Location..
added on 19.01.2015. 18:00 in Business and Finance

Builders Beware : Builders Beware By: Danny Tangredi Considering Building Your Own Software Solution - Read This First! Every now and again a shop owner decides to take on the challenge of building an estimating/business management system from scratch. The one's I have come across usually have a little bit of technical knowledge, maybe some previous program writing experience, and that friend/employee who assures them "A system built from scratch, no problem.
added on 14.02.2015. 20:00 in Business and Finance

Ten Reasons to Implement Choice Theory in Your Organization : Ten Reasons to Implement Choice Theory in Your Organization By: Kim Olver What is Choice Theory (CT)? CT is a theory of the explanation of human behavior. CT has applicability to both a person's personal and professional life.
added on 18.02.2015. 00:00 in Business and Finance

Trust - The Most Vital Component in Leadership : Trust - The Most Vital Component in Leadership By: Guy Harris "Trust is the emotional glue that binds followers and leaders together." - Warren Bennis and Bert Nanus "If you don't believe in the messenger, you won't believe the message.
added on 16.03.2015. 03:00 in Business and Finance

Are We Living In MD's World? : Are We Living In MD's World? By: John Harvey Professor Mustafa Dorbayani, PhD, who is known as Guru MD in the world of business did it again. With his unique psycho-philosophical approach in management coaching and training, he has introduced another deep groundbreaking concept for re-building an organisation in title of I.
added on 21.03.2015. 08:00 in Business and Finance

Getting Involved in the Development Industry : Getting Involved in the Development Industry By: Mel Dunn Australia is blessed with an incredible pool of talent and experience, across a broad range of industries, and it is this expertise that could provide significant and sustainable benefits into the communities where a development initiative is targeted. The challenge for many firms and individuals wishing to participate in development activities is in understanding the intricacies of the process to secure involvement.
added on 16.04.2015. 10:00 in Business and Finance

Exercising Super Fund Choice : Exercising Super Fund Choice By: Darby Higgs Super choice legislation will soon give more Australians a choice about who manages their superannuation. I hope this tale helps to make it clear why this is important.
added on 18.04.2015. 12:00 in Business and Finance

Teaching The Big Boys To Think Small : Teaching The Big Boys To Think Small By: Tim Knox Last week I told you about a recent report from The Conference Board that has a lot of big company CEOs concerned about competition from smaller, more innovative and entrepreneurially-minded companies. To refresh your memory, The Conference Board's CEO Challenge 2004 reported that 87% of the 540 global businesses surveyed cited innovation and enabling entrepreneurship as priorities for their companies, and 31% considered these issues of "greatest concern.
added on 04.05.2015. 04:00 in Business and Finance

The Top 10 Reasons Your Staff Wants to Quit : The Top 10 Reasons Your Staff Wants to Quit By: Jeff Altman From an employee's perspective, management often conducts itself in ways that make no sense. When the economy is slow, jobs are few and far in between or people are fearful, staff will tolerate management behaviors and policies that are nonsensical (in their eyes) or they judge are harmful.
added on 13.05.2015. 13:00 in Business and Finance

Creating Time the Virtual Way : Creating Time the Virtual Way By: Danielle Keister Virtual Assistants are taking on those time-consuming administrative chores and special projects, and giving business owners more breathing room to grow, succeed and fall in love with their business again. ---------- Time.
added on 24.05.2015. 00:00 in Business and Finance

4 Areas Where Your Business is Losing Money : 4 Areas Where Your Business is Losing Money By: Jeffrey F. Lee In my 18 years of consulting I have heard it all.
added on 26.05.2015. 02:00 in Business and Finance

An Honest Look at Your Business : An Honest Look at Your Business By: Shaun Kirk There is a difference between being comfortable and being in apathy. It is very comfortable to have a smooth running organization when you have a team that knows what to do and does it.
added on 06.06.2015. 13:00 in Business and Finance

Introduction to Absolute Return Funds : Introduction to Absolute Return Funds By: Murray Priestley Absolute Return Funds are internationally known as Hedge Funds. Hedge Funds are often deemed high risk/high return investment products.
added on 12.06.2015. 19:00 in Business and Finance

Microsoft CRM: implementation, customization, support - overview for consultant : Microsoft CRM: implementation, customization, support - overview for consultant By: Andrew Karasev Microsoft Business Solutions CRM is present several years on the US software market plus it makes advances in Europe. We expect substantial number growth of Microsoft CRM implementations across USA.
added on 28.07.2015. 17:00 in Business and Finance

Teaching Large Companies To Think Like The Little Guys : Teaching Large Companies To Think Like The Little Guys By: Tim Knox Q: I am an executive at a large company and in our industry we are seeing a trend wherein smaller companies are gaining market share at an alarming rate. Our CEO believes the reason for this is that smaller companies are more prone to innovation and more entrepreneurial than larger companies.
added on 11.08.2015. 07:00 in Business and Finance

Issue Management Methodology for Tracking Project Issues : Issue Management Methodology for Tracking Project Issues By: Grant Murray 1.) What is an Issue? An issue is an incident, circumstance, problem or inquiry that affects or potentially affects the timely delivery of the project, product or service, it may also impact the quality of deliverables and the cost of production.
added on 18.08.2015. 14:00 in Business and Finance

Team Motivation - The 3 Secrets : Team Motivation - The 3 Secrets By: Alan Fairweather Are workers telling the truth when they say they are ill? This question was posed on the Money Programme on BBC Television in December 2004.) British Bosses are reporting that more and more of their staff appear to be skiving off with faked illnesses and many firms are taking new steps to crack down on malingerers.
added on 21.08.2015. 17:00 in Business and Finance

Federal Government Jobs 7 Important Tips to Help Your Federal Job Search : Federal Government Jobs-7 Important Tips to Help Your Federal Job Search By: Sean Dunagan Despite constant calls by politicians and policy makers to reign in government spending, the federal government remains the largest employer in the United States. According to the U.
added on 11.09.2015. 14:00 in Business and Finance

Business Planning for College Students and First-Time Entrepreneurs : Business Planning for College Students and First-Time Entrepreneurs By: Dave Lavinsky More and more students, both in undergraduate and graduate institutions, are deciding to launch their own ventures upon graduation rather than taking the traditional route of working for another firm. Likewise, more and more individuals are leaving their jobs to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams.
added on 16.09.2015. 19:00 in Business and Finance

Getting Your Venture Lease Approved : Getting Your Venture Lease Approved By: George A. Parker Each year venture capitalists fund more than 2,500 start-up companies in the U.
added on 04.10.2015. 13:00 in Business and Finance

Evaluating Venture Lease Transactions - Ten Factors Lessors Review in Credit Committee : Evaluating Venture Lease Transactions - Ten Factors Lessors Review in Credit Committee By: George A. Parker Each year venture capitalists fund more than 2,500 start-up companies in the U.
added on 20.10.2015. 05:00 in Business and Finance

When It Pays To Pause : When It Pays To Pause By: Steve Pohlit In each case where a company's growth rate has the exceeded all projecions and forecasts, two things happen: (1)the growth rate has threatened the heart beat of the company and (2)the core competency of management and their support structures was misjudged - that core competency was inadequate. The lessons are many .
added on 26.10.2015. 11:00 in Business and Finance

The advantages of consumer credit counseling : The advantages of consumer credit counseling By: Jakob Jelling Many individuals have been helped by consumer credit counseling to take control of their finances and to eliminate debt. Consumer credit counseling can work for you by teaching money management skills which can help you throughout your lifetime.
added on 09.11.2015. 01:00 in Business and Finance

How to Make a Joint Venture Successful : How to Make a Joint Venture Successful By: Valerie Vauhey This text is a chapter of the book "Successful Joint Ventures" soon to be released on the market. Question: What was your first successful JV, and what were the steps you took to make it successful? Hello.
added on 06.12.2015. 04:00 in Business and Finance

Top 7 Methods to Empower Employees : Top 7 Methods to Empower Employees By: Chris Anderson How many times have you asked someone to do something like "draw up a plan for such and such project"? Your employee completes the plan, but then you say, "That is not what I wanted" or "That is not how you do it". And so the employee thinks: but you didn't tell me exactly how you wanted it done.
added on 14.12.2015. 12:00 in Business and Finance

The Key to High Productivity is Energy Management : The Key to High Productivity is Energy Management By: Michael J. Beck One of the issues most often raised by my clients is better time management.
added on 20.12.2015. 18:00 in Business and Finance

When Not To Register For GST : When Not To Register For GST By: Christopher Raynal One of the decisions that all businesses have to make not long after starting up is when and if to register for GST. The first consideration is do you have to register? In New Zealand, the threshold is turnover or sales of $40 000, while it is $50 000 in Australia.
added on 27.12.2015. 01:00 in Business and Finance

The Red Phone - Management Consulting in 30 Seconds or Less : The Red Phone - Management Consulting in 30 Seconds or Less By: Joey Robichaux Modern business faces complex problems; management often calls upon highly-specialized consultants to help them address these difficult problems. If you're ever called to help identify these most pressing issues, one of the easiest and quickest ways to start is to talk about the "Red Phone".
added on 30.12.2015. 04:00 in Business and Finance

5 Promotion Secrets to Get the Job You Want : 5 Promotion Secrets to Get the Job You Want By: Ed Sykes You Mean I Need to Promote Myself to Get a Promotion? Time and time again I hear the following from students in my career advancement workshops: "My work speaks for itself..
added on 12.01.2016. 17:00 in Business and Finance

Two Types of Executive Summaries : Two Types of Executive Summaries By: Dave Lavinsky Companies seeking capital often ask how long the Executive Summary of their business plan should be. The answer depends upon the use of the summary, mainly determining if 1) it precedes the full business plan, or 2) it will be used as a stand-alone document.
added on 25.01.2016. 06:00 in Business and Finance

Improve Your Bottom Line, Benefit From Employee Ideas : Improve Your Bottom Line, Benefit From Employee Ideas By: Chuck Yorke Customers want our products and services to be better, delivered faster, and produced less expensively. This means that everything we do needs to be improved.
added on 17.02.2016. 05:00 in Business and Finance

Ask the Credit Counselor : Ask the Credit Counselor By: Howard Dvorkin Q: I am getting married soon. My credit is great, but my husband can't even get a credit card in his own name due to past credit problems.
added on 08.03.2016. 00:00 in Business and Finance

Re-Discovery Procedures for Building Effective Management Systems: Phase V : Re-Discovery Procedures for Building Effective Management Systems: Phase V By: Chris Anderson Part One of Series: http://www.bizmanualz.
added on 10.03.2016. 02:00 in Business and Finance

5 Steps to Continuous Process Improvement : 5 Steps to Continuous Process Improvement By: Chris Anderson Part One of Creating Well-Defined Processes Series What if your sales increased from $100,000 to $110,000 per day and your profit increased from $10,000 to $11,000 - did you improve by 10%? The answer might shock you..
added on 15.03.2016. 07:00 in Business and Finance

Job Search Lessons from The Super Bowl : Job Search Lessons from The Super Bowl By: Jeff Altman, CPC, MSW The Super Bowl is a game but, like sports in general, it offers useful life lessons that we can take with us ..
added on 30.03.2016. 22:00 in Business and Finance

Beating Business Burnout : Beating Business Burnout By: Lynn Colwell 5 Remedies for relief when the pressure's on. Victoria Nuttall is a graphic-arts consultant with skills that should have been appreciated.
added on 10.04.2016. 09:00 in Business and Finance

Top Career Advice ... More Choices and A Better Way of Life : Top Career Advice ..
added on 15.04.2016. 14:00 in Business and Finance

The Ideal Length of Your Business Plan : The Ideal Length of Your Business Plan By: Dave Lavinsky How long should a business plan be? A business plan needs to be whatever length is required to excite the investor, prove that management truly understands the market, and detail the execution strategy. From surveys of investor needs, Growthink has found that 15 to 25 pages of text is the optimum length in which to accomplish this.
added on 20.04.2016. 19:00 in Business and Finance

Implementation Procedures for Building Effective Management Systems: Phase IV : Implementation Procedures for Building Effective Management Systems: Phase IV By: Chris Anderson Part One of Series: http://www.bizmanualz.
added on 21.04.2016. 20:00 in Business and Finance

Factoring. Cash Without Borrowing : Factoring. Cash Without Borrowing By: Fred Coutts Cash flow is one of the main reasons businesses fail.
added on 03.05.2016. 08:00 in Business and Finance

Increase Profits with Outsourcing Best Practices : Increase Profits with Outsourcing Best Practices By: Christine Lombardo When your company is forming long-term offshore outsourcing relationships with another company, the foundation of the success of this venture should be laid during the negotiation period itself. The centerpiece of this negotiation period is the Service Level Agreement.
added on 04.05.2016. 09:00 in Business and Finance

Knowledge Management - Creating a Sustainable Yellow Pages System : Knowledge Management - Creating a Sustainable Yellow Pages System By: Chris Collison How can I "know who knows"? None of us can personally know more than around 250 people, yet we want our companies to be smart, learning organisations where it's easy to find the right person to talk to. This is why many organisations create "yellow pages" applications, which enable employees to find and contact other staff with particular expertise and skills.
added on 15.05.2016. 20:00 in Business and Finance

You're The Boss : You're The Boss By: Lynn Colwell Beating Business Burnout 5 Remedies for relief when the pressure's on Victoria Nuttall is a graphic-arts consultant with skills that should have been appreciated. "I was working 50 to 55 hours a week, feeling like a real hero to the company because I was putting out work no one else could do at that time," she says.
added on 25.05.2016. 06:00 in Business and Finance

Building A Reputation in the Executive Interim Management Field : Building A Reputation in the Executive Interim Management Field By: David Jones As any executive interim manager knows, when you're operating your own business, "reputation is everything" and an executive interim manager is only as good as their last assignments and the references and referrals that can be obtained from them. A pointed remark or two from a client to either an interim management agency or another prospective client can mean the difference between being in demand or "on the beach".
added on 30.05.2016. 11:00 in Business and Finance

Development Procedures for Building Effective Management Systems: Phase III : Development Procedures for Building Effective Management Systems: Phase III By: Chris Anderson Part One of Series: http://www.bizmanualz.
added on 03.06.2016. 15:00 in Business and Finance

The Recruiting Truth...Time Is Not On Your Side : The Recruiting Truth..
added on 14.06.2016. 02:00 in Business and Finance

Best No Load Mutual Funds: Mutual Fund Fees and Mutual Fund Expenses : Best No Load Mutual Funds: Mutual Fund Fees and Mutual Fund Expenses By: Sam SubramanianWhile searching for the best no load mutual funds, some mutual fund investors often tend to focus exclusively on mutual fund fees and expense ratios. Is this always a smart way to select mutual funds? Metrics such as price/earnings ratio and dividend yield on the S&P 500 index, a commonly used proxy for the U.
added on 28.06.2016. 16:00 in Business and Finance

Don't Think Time Management - Think Conflict Resolution : Don't Think Time Management - Think Conflict Resolution By: Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D.
added on 04.07.2016. 22:00 in Business and Finance

Planning Procedures for Building Effective Management Systems: Phase II : Planning Procedures for Building Effective Management Systems: Phase II By: Chris Anderson Part One of Series: http://www.bizmanualz.
added on 13.07.2016. 07:00 in Business and Finance

Spinning Gold from Straw: Low Cost Employee Retention and Motivation Tools : Spinning Gold from Straw: Low Cost Employee Retention and Motivation Tools By: Jennifer Loftus Employee retention and motivation..
added on 24.07.2016. 18:00 in Business and Finance

Debt Management : Debt Management By: Jason Holmes At times of severe financial crisis Debt Management Plan (DMP) helps you to manage your funds and also protects you from the humiliation of debt struck conditions. The famous American author Washington Irving in 'Wolfert's Roost' addressed dollar as Almighty and described it as the great object of Universal devotion.
added on 25.07.2016. 19:00 in Business and Finance

Excel Works, But When Is Industry Specific Better? : Excel Works, But When Is Industry Specific Better? By: Danny Tangredi There are many businesses in the sign & graphics industry currently using Microsoft Excel for quoting and tracking jobs. In fact you could be one of them.
added on 26.07.2016. 20:00 in Business and Finance

Investors Lose Buying Market Leaders -- Stop Chasing Performance : Investors Lose Buying Market Leaders -- Stop Chasing Performance By: Tim Olson You read right. Millions of investors guarantee their failure by selecting mutual funds and stocks based on quarterly or annual performance records.
added on 12.08.2016. 13:00 in Business and Finance

Discovery Procedures for Building Effective Management Systems : Discovery Procedures for Building Effective Management Systems By: Chris Anderson Part One in a Five Part Series Imagine what a professional football team would be like without a regimen of practice drills? Now take away their playbook and player statistics. What you have in this extreme scenario are highly talented (and perhaps overpaid) individuals participating in organized chaos.
added on 16.08.2016. 17:00 in Business and Finance

Compensation Resources, Inc. Releases Its 2004 Year-End Compensation Survey : Compensation Resources, Inc. Releases Its 2004 Year-End Compensation Survey By: Paul R.
added on 01.09.2016. 09:00 in Business and Finance

Compensation Resources, Inc. Releases Its 2004 Turnover Survey : Compensation Resources, Inc. Releases Its 2004 Turnover Survey By: Paul R.
added on 02.09.2016. 10:00 in Business and Finance

Compensation Resources, Inc. Releases Its 2003-2004 College Graduate Salary Survey : Compensation Resources, Inc. Releases Its 2003-2004 College Graduate Salary Survey By: Paul R.
added on 03.09.2016. 11:00 in Business and Finance

Trends in Long-Term Incentives : Trends in Long-Term Incentives By: Paul R. Dorf, Ph.
added on 04.09.2016. 12:00 in Business and Finance

Is Turnover Back in Vogue? One Trend to Pay Attention to in 2005 : Is Turnover Back in Vogue? One Trend to Pay Attention to in 2005 By: Paul R. Dorf, Ph.
added on 05.09.2016. 13:00 in Business and Finance

Coaching for Lawyers: 10 Ways a Lawyer Can Benefit from Working with a Professional Coach : Coaching for Lawyers: 10 Ways a Lawyer Can Benefit from Working with a Professional Coach By: Jatrine Bentsi-Enchill, J.D.
added on 02.10.2016. 16:00 in Business and Finance

Fixed Income Investment : Fixed Income Investment By: Richard Hamilton With interest rates at 40 year lows it seems difficult to find fixed income investments with high yields. Money Market funds are paying investors about 1.
added on 22.11.2016. 19:00 in Business and Finance

Your 7 Minute MBA : Your 7 Minute MBA By: Mike Hayden I wish you a Happy & Prosperous New Year! This PVT is short, with a few links to help you launch your new year. Can you answer these 10 questions to help you build your business dream? Listen to my informative 7-minute MBA.
added on 23.11.2016. 20:00 in Business and Finance

Delegate to Accelerate Success! : Delegate to Accelerate Success! By: Ed Sykes Recently on the television reality show, The Apprentice, Donald Trump would give the ultimate winner the dream job of working for him, running one of his divisions and earning $250,000 per year. On the final episode, the choice came down to two candidates, Bill Rancic and Kwame Jackson, for the "ultimate" job.
added on 27.11.2016. 00:00 in Business and Finance

Five Leadership Secrets for Challenging Times : Five Leadership Secrets for Challenging Times By: Ed Sykes We consistently face new and ever growing challenges in the workplace such as reorganizing, downsizing, and "left out sizing." We are faced with the question, "How do we lead in this storm of change?" It may seem difficult at times and the decisions we make define our short-term and long- term outcomes.
added on 02.12.2016. 05:00 in Business and Finance

Five Secrets to Gaining Credibility with Your Team : Five Secrets to Gaining Credibility with Your Team By: Ed Sykes Towers Perrin, the corporate benefits consulting firm, surveyed over 1000 American workers and found the following: Only 51 percent of all workers trust their organizations to tell the truth in employee communications Only 48 percent of all workers with more than five years of tenure believe their companies are honest in their employee communications Only 44 percent of all workers over age 50 trust their organizations to tell them the truth in employee communications Organizations then wonder why worker productivity decreases, employee loyalty is at an all time low, and human resource situations increase. Your employees see everyday, at least in their eyes, the following: Record profits, yet massive layoffs Hearing how important they are, yet having their jobs outsourced Experiencing changes to their jobs, yet not being asked for their ideas Being told how they are doing a great job, yet being yelled at for mistakes in front of colleagues No wonder there is tension in the workplace.
added on 03.12.2016. 06:00 in Business and Finance

What To Consider Before Approaching Lenders : What To Consider Before Approaching Lenders By: Jeff Schein Dealing with a bank doesn't have to be like walking through a maze in the dark. Keeping the following points in mind when you approach a bank should help you through the process.
added on 25.12.2016. 04:00 in Business and Finance

Famous Business Strategies : Famous Business Strategies By: Laura Ciocan Either simply a looker-on or a player in the world of business, you see millions piling into the accounts of world's most famous businessmen and naturally the question pops "How?", wondering what is the alchemy they've discovered? Yet, there is no magic here - it's mostly pure strategy. And what it takes to spot it and make it real.
added on 01.01.2014. 11:00 in Business and Finance

Microsoft Business Solutions products selection: ERP, CRM, Retail Management : Microsoft Business Solutions products selection: ERP, CRM, Retail Management By: Andrew Karasev Microsoft Business Solutions is Microsoft subdivision and historically it is joining several products development companies under one roof: Great Plains Software, Navision Software, Microsoft CRM (this one was developed by MBS), Solomon Software, SMS: QuickSell 2000 - which is now Microsoft Retail Management System. Let's first look at your ERP system selection (without Retail Solution).
added on 04.01.2014. 14:00 in Business and Finance

Auditing Improves Effective Planning : Auditing Improves Effective Planning By: Chris Anderson Speak of operations assessment, and we'll hear its significant value. Speak of an audit, and we'll run for the nearest emergency exit.
added on 10.01.2014. 20:00 in Business and Finance

Outsourcing and Your Business : Outsourcing and Your Business By: Kate Smalley Outsourcing is an established way of doing business today, allowing companies to maximize their budgets and resources - and generate better products. Also referred to as subcontracting, outsourcing simply means acquiring a product or service rather than producing it in-house.
added on 14.01.2014. 00:00 in Business and Finance

Policies and Procedures Used as Management Key : Policies and Procedures Used as Management Key By: Chris Anderson Managers know the difficulty of getting people to do the right things the right way. And employees need their expertise and understanding of the way things should be done.
added on 17.01.2014. 03:00 in Business and Finance

Understanding Document Management : Understanding Document Management By: Cavyl Stewart The term "document management" and "paperless office" is the subject of countless articles and books. Everyone wants to achieve this lofty goal but not everyone understands what the terms really mean.
added on 06.02.2014. 23:00 in Business and Finance

ISO 9001 Compliant Program: Steps to Build : ISO 9001 Compliant Program: Steps to Build By: Chris Anderson Implementing an ISO 9001 system represents a major effort. However, all of that effort can represent a significant shift for a business - from quantity to quality.
added on 18.02.2014. 11:00 in Business and Finance

The Challenges of Human Resource Management : The Challenges of Human Resource Management By: Dr Alvin Chan Introduction The role of the Human Resource Manager is evolving with the change in competitive market environment and the realization that Human Resource Management must play a more strategic role in the success of an organization. Organizations that do not put their emphasis on attracting and retaining talents may find themselves in dire consequences, as their competitors may be outplaying them in the strategic employment of their human resources.
added on 20.02.2014. 13:00 in Business and Finance

How You Can Learn to be a Better Manager : How You Can Learn to be a Better Manager By: Chris Anderson When you first take over a department, expectations are usually high but operations are sometimes in disarray. The staff is disorganized, goals aren't being met, and hours are spent on unproductive tasks.
added on 05.03.2014. 02:00 in Business and Finance

Phone Interviews: Prepare to Ace Them! : Phone Interviews: Prepare to Ace Them! By: Jeff Altman More companies are saving time and effort by doing initial telephone interviews before committing themselves to hours of time assessing and evaluating applicants. They are doing this because, frankly, it's a good way to save a team's time from interviewing obviously unqualified people.
added on 17.03.2014. 14:00 in Business and Finance

How to Meet Quality Standards with ISO 9001 : How to Meet Quality Standards with ISO 9001 By: Chris Anderson In today's hectic business environment, it is vital that we are all on the same page, right? But how do we know if we meet those standards? Business owners and executives can avoid the uncertainty, and that's where ISO 9001 certification comes in. Standardizing Quality Systems The ISO, or International Organization for Standardization, was established in 1947 to develop international standards for everything from electronics to management systems.
added on 23.03.2014. 20:00 in Business and Finance

Time Management Tips for Solo Entrepreneurs : Time Management Tips for Solo Entrepreneurs By: Jean Hanson Does it seem like everyone and everything is vying for your attention all at once? It can be hard for solo entrepreneurs to know what to do first, let alone try to find the time to get caught up. Here are some time management tips that will help you to stay on top of it all: 1.
added on 08.04.2014. 12:00 in Business and Finance

How to Improve Your Management Procedures' Usability : How to Improve Your Management Procedures' Usability By: Chris Anderson Are your people consistently following your procedures? Each year, organizations lose thousands of dollars through common mistakes and lapses in usability. But what does that mean for business owners and executives? Ask yourself: Are your required actions described thoroughly and accurately, or are the details left open to interpretation? Is your content consistent and complete, or are your writers leaving gaps no one has noticed? Are revisions controlled, or are different people using different versions? Are your procedures compliant with regulations? Are you sure? Are all documents written to produce clear, measurable results? If you're unsure about any of the answers to these questions, there is good news: you can make your procedures clear and complete without combing through all of them yourself line by line.
added on 12.04.2014. 16:00 in Business and Finance

Project/Program Management Best Practices for Success in ANY Industry! : Project/Program Management Best Practices for Success in ANY Industry! By: Eddie R. Williams Where is our success? Although there have been improvements, over 60% of projects/programs failed and many were canceled in 2003 (ref:The Standish Report CHAOS)! Our goal for 2004 and beyond is to contribute to a 60% and better, project/program success rate! STOP THE MADNESS-MANAGE AND CONTROL PROJECTS WITH THE FOLLOWING: Best Practice Processes for Project/Program Success(Outline): Program/Project Management (and Business Management) (Integration) Use of Experience and Knowledge (Integration) Planning and Scheduling/WBS (Scope/Time/Cost) Communication Planning (Communication) Status & Earned Value Reporting (Communication) Performance (metrics) Reporting (Communication) Risks Identification and Management (Risks) Project Repository/DB (Communication/Lessons Learned/Knowledge Transfer) Change Management (Integration) Subcontractor/Vendor Control (Procurement) Team Building (Human Resource) Development Process (Integration/Solution/Scope) Selection of the appropriate model/technique (e.
added on 21.04.2014. 01:00 in Business and Finance

Public Relations - Defining Your Organization from the Inside Out : Public Relations - Defining Your Organization from the Inside Out By: Agnes Brousseau What do your customers say about your company? Would you let your major competitor control your sales strategy? Public relations is an inevitable consequence of being in business. Whether you like it or not, your corporate image evolves with every interaction with clients, investors, competitors, and even between your own employees.
added on 22.04.2014. 02:00 in Business and Finance

How to Create Well-Defined Processes : How to Create Well-Defined Processes By: Chris Anderson Interested in learning how to reduce development time, save money and stay in control? Business professionals can learn how to create well-defined processes with the easy-to-manage Process Approach of Plan-Do-Check-Act. Real Tools for Real Business Process In MBA courses, students come across a lot of buzzwords and the theories behind them.
added on 02.05.2014. 12:00 in Business and Finance

Cash Flow, Profits And The Cash Conversion Cycle : Cash Flow, Profits And The Cash Conversion Cycle By: Jeff Schein Calculating cash flow is one of the most important tasks of the business owner. Revenue and expenses are rarely constant in a business and cash requirements need to be planned for shortfalls, seasonal factors or one time large payments.
added on 12.05.2014. 22:00 in Business and Finance

Surprise! Accounting is the Hot New Major : Surprise! Accounting is the Hot New Major By: Donna Monday There was a time when accounting was the boring college major that many people regretted signing up for. A constant barrage of numbers, statistics and spreadsheets was none too interesting.
added on 06.06.2014. 23:00 in Business and Finance

Save Money On Your Grocery Bill : Save Money On Your Grocery Bill By: Shannon Jarvies We've all heard about certain ways to cut your grocery bill like avoiding the grocery store when you're hungry, using coupons on double coupons day, and buying only the items on your list. These are all good tips and we should keep using them.
added on 15.06.2014. 08:00 in Business and Finance

How to Get Money Back for Your Process and Procedures Investments : How to Get Money Back for Your Process and Procedures Investments By: Chris Anderson Wouldn't it be nice to get some of your money back that you have invested in developing policies, procedures and processes for your organization? Well, you can with the recently restored tax credit. $7.
added on 26.06.2014. 19:00 in Business and Finance

How to Easily Increase Your Profits : How to Easily Increase Your Profits By: Lorraine Pirihi Do you remember the last time you went into a shop and the person 'serving' raced over to you, greeted you with a lovely smile, heaps of enthusiasm and said, "Welcome to our store, what can I help you with today?" And then listened attentively to what you had to say? Doesn't happen very often does it? In fact, while I was writing this, I couldn't recall when I had experienced it. I'm sure I must have yet it would have been so long ago, I can't remember.
added on 06.07.2014. 05:00 in Business and Finance

Venture Leasing - A Smarter Way To Build Enterprise Value : Venture Leasing - A Smarter Way To Build Enterprise Value By: George A. Parker In 2003, venture capitalists and investors dispense over $18 billion to promising young US companies, according to VentureOne and Ernst & Young Quarterly Venture Capital Report.
added on 20.07.2014. 19:00 in Business and Finance

How Nov. 15, 2004 Deadline for Sarbanes Oxley 404 Compliance Affects You : How Nov. 15, 2004 Deadline for Sarbanes Oxley 404 Compliance Affects You By: Chris Anderson Public companies have 90 days from the end of their fiscal year to comply.
added on 24.07.2014. 23:00 in Business and Finance

Passwords and the Human Factor : Passwords and the Human Factor By: Terrence F. Doheny Passwords have a strange dual nature.
added on 30.07.2014. 05:00 in Business and Finance

Exceptional Leadership Inspires the Best Effort in Others : Exceptional Leadership Inspires the Best Effort in Others By: Michael Beck There is a steady stream being written and taught about leadership these days. There are tips about leadership, courses about leadership, books, retreats, and continuing education - all focused on leadership.
added on 01.08.2014. 07:00 in Business and Finance

Change and Performance - Training May Not Be The Answer : Change and Performance - Training May Not Be The Answer By: Howard Sommerfeld Introducing new products or services, bringing new people on board, developing a new process or procedure, installing new equipment, change seems to be the one constant in business today and change always seems to drive a need for training. In conducting training needs analysis at any level, we need to understand that training may not be the solution, at least not the whole solution.
added on 12.08.2014. 18:00 in Business and Finance

Seven Ways to Say, "No!" : Seven Ways to Say, "No!" By: Gerry McRae A common remedy for improving your time management is to develop the ability of saying, "NO." Since it is easier to recommend than to do, here are some tips on how to do it.
added on 13.08.2014. 19:00 in Business and Finance

Thoughtleading: The Art of Separating Yourself from the Pack : Thoughtleading: The Art of Separating Yourself from the Pack By: Ken Lizotte Lately the age-old business dilemma of how to stand out from the crowd has been haunting companies and professional service firms more than ever before. All too many firms nowadays look too much alike, with marketing strategies seemingly unable to distinguish them from their competition.
added on 20.08.2014. 02:00 in Business and Finance

Affirmative Inaction : Affirmative Inaction By: Gary Whittaker One of Abraham Lincoln's claims to fame is the fact that he is best known for abolishing slavery. While he may have felt some personal satisfaction from liberating the Negroes from their bondage, Economy was the main reason why he made his emancipation proclamation.
added on 02.09.2014. 15:00 in Business and Finance

Working as a "Knowledge Worker" in the Information Age : Working as a "Knowledge Worker" in the Information Age By: Peter Garas The old adages: "It's not what you know, but who you know" and "High Tech, High Touch" could be the mottos of knowledge workers in the 21st Century. Never before in the history of the world has both networking and interpersonal communication been potentially easier, broader, more wide-spread and paradoxically, more difficult.
added on 05.09.2014. 18:00 in Business and Finance

Where Is Our Largest Technological Plan? : Where Is Our Largest Technological Plan? By: J.C.
added on 23.10.2014. 18:00 in Business and Finance

Army Ranger Reveals How to Control Corporate Stress : Army Ranger Reveals How to Control Corporate Stress By: Dale Collie "Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one." Hans Selye - the "father of stress" and founder of the Canadian Institute of Stress.
added on 25.10.2014. 20:00 in Business and Finance