December 2011

Recognizing Our High Performers

One of the best and most effective ways to recognize your best performers is to provide a bonus program - one that inspires and motivates.

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You Can't Do It All Yourself!

In the new economy, there is an exploding trend to purchase services from third-parties. As organizations downsize and focus on their core businesses, they find it necessary to contract out a range of activities, including office maintenance, security, information technology, training, marketing, and even customer service. Using external resources can benefit an organization, but engagements must be planned and executed properly.

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How To Improve Next Year's Profits This Year

Use this process to develop your business strategy for next year. Free templates available from the author. Contact Carl at match@bm2b.ca for the free templates.

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Smart Strategies for Your Small Business

Successful businesses see these trying times as a time of great opportunity. As competition pulls back and retrenches, smart business people increase their marketing and sales efforts. Opportunity and problems are the opposite sides of the same coin. Now is the best time to look for effective ways to boost short term gains and build for long term returns. Everyone knows it’s difficult to run a small business in today’s environment, most small businesses aren’t spending, yet most are hoping to stay the course and make it through the down turn. This may be your strategy, but you might wish to consider a different course.

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Generation Y – the Latest Leadership Challenge

Many employers appear quite frustrated by the newest entrants to the labour force. These employees seem profoundly different and, it has been said, they have a weak work ethic, lack commitment, perceive themselves to possess knowledge beyond their experience, and harbour unreasonable expectations regarding position, income and career advancement. Who are these new employees and what do they really want? Are employers doomed to be frustrated by them forever or does this situation present an opportunity for establishing a strategic advantage?

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Who is Developing Our Future Leaders?

As the boomer generation begins its exodus from the workplace, we wonder about their legacy for subsequent generations of employees. Baby boomers are credited with launching the internet revolution and the development and growth of mobile technology - significant contributions to business growth through professional and personal access to information, education, and enhanced forms of communication. But they are also blamed for the greed and excess which drove the economic collapse of the financial institutions they led prior to 2008 and the subsequent 'Great Depression'.

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