Managing for Survival and Success in Tough Times

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Times are tough. News agencies are reporting bad news, layoffs, pleas for bailouts and other misery. Managers are looking to slash costs and shrink budgets. This is done to survive until good times return. What many managers don’t realize is changes done for short-term survival have negative long-term effects on their businesses. This newsletter shows the problems of budget cutting and how to turn this situation to your long-term advantage. Read more....... Managing for Survival and Success in Tough Times
 

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How To Knowledgeably Assess Your New Or Ongoing Business

It seems like a great idea doesn’t it? Starting your own business and having the freedom to do your own thing. As a business owner you are your own boss, you can tell others what to do, and you can make it rich. Simple, right? But anyone who has ever failed in business will tell you that it’s not that simple. The idea was great but there was no market. There were too many competitors. The margins were too low. Not enough sales. There are endless factors that can contribute to failure of a business. So how do you make a knowledgeable decision on whether your venture is worth investing in or not? Read more....... How To Knowledgeably Assess Your New Or Ongoing Business
 

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Building Strong Sustainable Brands. Is It Possible?

In a world of increasing global competition the importance of recognition is more important than ever before. Products and services are becoming indistinguishable and differentiation is a key to success. A strong brand can provide such differentiation. Read more........

Building Strong Sustainable Brands?

 

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No Time?

Today’s labour market is very tight. One look at the classifieds section and online workplace sites shows that human resources are at a premium. There is a better solution than hiring more people. Instead of growing the human resource to fit the work, shrink the work to fit the people. Read more........

No Time?
 

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Preparing for Generation Y

The need to attract and retain employees is a major concern for employers in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The resource economy has been very strong over the past few years and it has hired people who would have otherwise been employed by different sectors of the economy. Read more........

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Wind Power for Cost Savings and Environmental Benefit

It seems like more and more news stories are concerned with global warming. Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth makes the case that human-caused climate change is real and something needs to be done soon. In addition, the world’s supply of oil, gas and other non-renewable resources are being depleted. When you factor in the turmoil in many oil-producing states, alternative energy is an idea whose time has come. Read more.......

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