Developing a Mission Statement

20 Aug, 2011
A well-constructed mission statement guides your company: focusing each employee's work, defining your customer image and steering you through tough choices. We'll show you how to create a compelling, effective mission ...

Gathering Market Research

20 Aug, 2011
Looking for an edge against the competition? Market research can help you anticipate customer needs, reduce risk when introducing new products and keep an eye on your competition.

Banks Say They Are Lending! Where’s the Money?

20 Aug, 2011
Much has happened in the commercial credit markets as a result of the Great Recession, but it comes as no surprise given the conditions that existed before the credit crunch.

Goal Setters Go Farther

20 Aug, 2011
Digital Library > Building and Inspiring an Organization > Planning, general “Goal Setters Go Farther” Jotting down some goals can help you face the millennium more confidently. Studies show that only ...

No. 1 CFO Concern: Understand Customer Needs

17 Aug, 2011
Digital Library > Building and Inspiring an Organization > Planning, general “No. 1 CFO Concern: Understand Customer Needs” "Spending more time understanding customer needs" was ranked as the No. 1 issue ...

Wild About Visionary Leadership

9 Mar, 2011
Digital Library > Human Resources Management > Hiring the executive team “Wild About Visionary Leadership” Emily Voth’s company, Indigo Wild, Kansas City, Mo., manufactures all-natural soaps, soy-wax candles, body oils and ...

Can Art.com Founder Really Have It All After the Sale?

9 Mar, 2011
The decision to sell your fast-growing company is a difficult one. Ask Bill Lederer, founder and CEO of Art.com in Lake Forest, Ill., which provides art and framing services on ...

Toot Your Own Horn

9 Mar, 2011
How and why to generate a public-relations campaign.

Battling the Cash-flow Blues

9 Mar, 2011
Palo Alto Software, based in Eugene, Ore., opened in 1983 as a business-planning consultancy that was slowly nurturing a software product. A year later Tim Berry, president and founder of Palo ...

7 Ways to Work with Your Banker in Good Times and Bad

19 Jun, 2009
How can you use the current credit crunch to strengthen your company? How can you increase the odds that your business will be a preferred borrower in good times and bad?