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Business Sense - Need Advice? Create an Advisory Committee.

This month Paul Adams tells us when it's time to go beyond your lawyer or accountant for business advice.


Simple Math: Success = Being Mission Driven

Dr. Chris Bart discusses how to be mission-driven as a business.


Success Requires Action not Talk!

You need urgency to be an entrepreneur. If you hire someone who doesn't have it, it could sap your resources and ruin your business, as Paul Adams recounts in his article.


Overcoming Challenges that Prevent Small Business Growth

Growth - the thing most businesses strive for - is not without risk. This article looks at the main challenges associated with business growth and what you can do to overcome them.


Don't Put it Off Any Longer: Cure that Procrastination Virus

Do you find yourself waiting to the last minute to tackle projects? This month we take a look at the common habit of procrastination.


Manage Success by Objectives

Are you wondering where to take your business next? Read on to discover how to plan and move towards your business goals.


Improve Company Value with an Effective Organizational Structure

A step-by-step guide to creating an effective organizational structure that will work for your business.


Steps to Survival - Step One: How to Save a Sinking Business

This month Dr. Paul Adams looks at how to rescue a failing business.


7 Words to Guide Your Thinking ..

Constructive, Comprehensive, Creative, Connective, Candid, Critical, and Correct .. discover how these 7 C's can help you hone your thinking skills.


Smaller Businesses Need Outside Directors

If you're running a smaller company beware the trap of appointing co-workers and family as directors. Your board will benefit from the experience and alternative view of your situation that can come from an outside director.


Suggestion Boxes: From Scraps to Solutions

Suggestion boxes aren't just for scrap paper anymore. Click here to find out how to bring the power of suggestion to your company.


Are you too Busy to be Productive?

In this article Jeff Mowat looks at why customers shouldn't be your first priority. That's right - shouldn't. Read on to find out how this simple paradigm shift can help you work smarter, not harder.


Succession Planning: Will You?

Do You have a will? If not, what will happen to your enterprise if you should die tomorrow? Norman P. Goldman, a Quebec Civil Law Notary, explains some of the possible consequences of not addressing these questions.


Holiday Time: Buliding a Celebratory Company Culture

The holidays are a time of year when company culture comes to the forefront. It is also the perfect time for a business owner to think about how they can change and add new elements to this culture. This month we talk to a CEO who helps businesses do just that.


Do People in Your Business Think Alike?

If you want results from your staff, you may need to reconsider what tools will help them set and achieve their goals.


Strategy Execution Priority 3: Staying on Your Toes

In this final instalment we are going to delve into the final element of successful execution of your strategy: improving adaptability to changing circumstances.


Prevention, Forward Thinking, Key to Crisis Management

Don’t wait for a crisis to happen. Prepare ahead of time using these tips.


Small Business Week Special: Global Supply Chains

Think your company is too small to join a big multinational's supply chain? Heads up: seems they need small companies as much as you need them.


Get off the  Feast or Famine  Rollercoaster

To achieve a Zen-like sales state in your business follow this simple process.


How To Create a Follow-up System

Want to increase the effectiveness of your follow-up system? The tips and worksheet in this article will help!


Outsourcing Successfully

When it comes to running a small business there simply aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. Outsourcing could be the solution.


Motivate Your Team - Focus On The Individual

How do you put people together into a team that can become greater than the sum of its parts? Ellen Samiec says you focus on the individual and she shows us how in this article!


Top Five Best Time Management Practices

Ever felt like there just wasn't enough time in the day, if only you knew how to manage our time better? Dr. Donald E. Wetmore's five best time management practices will help you do that and become a world-class expert in a topic of your choice!


Missing the Message

Kelly Burnett explains how to stand out at any presentation and make your message memorable.


The Secrets of Effective Decision-Making

What is the main characteristic of successful people? It certainly isn't age or experience (Bill Gates had neither when he started). In this article Steve Bannister explores the attributes that create successful entrepreneurs and considers how this can help you improve your own business.


Planning to Fail Can Spell Success

Knowing the common causes of failure is vital, but it is equally important that we know how to take steps to prevent them from happening to us; a planning to fail process can be extremely instructive.


The Second Most Important Person in Your Business

They're gatekeepers, organizers, documenters and confidential advisors. Here's what you need to look for in a great executive assistant.


External Growth Strategies

Using the right external growth strategy can set a business on course for rapid, profitable expansion. In this article Doug Lucky (VP, Ernst & Young) takes us through the process of building successful growth strategies.


If You Wish to be Successful, be Prepared!

How do you prepare your sales staff for success? This month Paul Adams shares insights into one of the most important ingredients of successful sales.