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Do what you say you are going to do

Victoria Tifft of Clinical Research Management was recently recognized as the 2012 U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Person of the Year during National Small Business Week. After the awards ceremony, Tifft sat down with Entrepreneur and discussed her strategy for success. She told the periodical, “Make sure that you’ve got a strategy and … Continue reading Do what you say you are going to do

How Business Consulting firms can help you with employee engagement

Employee engagement is a hot topic in the business world as employers find that it takes more than just a paycheck to keep a workforce happy and loyal. The need to include or improve employee engagement programs is so critical that some businesses are opting to use the software applications that monitor the social activities … Continue reading How Business Consulting firms can help you with employee engagement

Slow down — business consulting firms can show you how to make better decisions by slowing the process for decision making

A bad business decision can go a long way toward alienating allies and making enemies. In recent news, Argentina’s seemingly hasty decision to attempt to reclaim the energy company YPF has tarnished its image as a business-friendly country. Good, effective decisions are logical, creative and defendable. Business consulting firms can help you slow down your … Continue reading Slow down — business consulting firms can show you how to make better decisions by slowing the process for decision making

Business Consulting Firms—Removing Barriers to Effective Communication

In the business world, a communication blunder can cost you customers, hurt your relationships with key suppliers and your employees. Citigroup, Inc. recently lost an important shareholder vote, and board chair Richard Parsons blamed poor communication for the company’s failure to secure shareholder approval. With the assistance of business consulting firms, companies can prevent communication … Continue reading Business Consulting Firms—Removing Barriers to Effective Communication

Crisis Management: How to Calmly Lead Your Team

BP, Tiger Woods, Chilean miners and Goldman Sachs have something in common—they’ve endured a crisis that made headlines. While your company may not be in the spotlight, it’s never too small to face a crisis that can affect your business results, your customer relationships and the effectiveness of your team. Whether you are facing an … Continue reading Crisis Management: How to Calmly Lead Your Team

How Business Consulting Firms Can Help You Build Your Company’s Vision

Ogilvy & Mather recently announced the vision for its software company SAP, demonstrating that a vision is vital to the lasting power of an organization. The secret to the greatest company visions ever dreamed are the business consulting firms that assisted in their development and implementation. Why a Vision Matters Having a clear company vision … Continue reading How Business Consulting Firms Can Help You Build Your Company’s Vision