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Suggestions for Working with Passive Aggressive Teams

Suggestions for Working with Passive Aggressive Teams

Working cross culturally can be both hilarious and incredibly frustrating. One of the best examples is the way those from Asia interact with each other and how they work with foreigners. I’m typically a hands off manager, empowering my people to do the best work they can while I remove ...
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Bootstrapping Your Business - ibuildcompanies.com by Jeanne Heydecker

So You Have a Great Business Idea but No Money. Now What?

Picture this: you and your buddies are out having drinks in the evening, complaining about working for the man, and discussing if you ran the business, how that business would be different. As you talk, you share business ideas you want to try. Suddenly, everyone gets excited about your idea ...
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Types of Strategic Alliances to Build Your Business

Types of Strategic Alliances to Build Your Business

Strategic alliances are great way to rapidly expand your business and generally require less commitment than mergers and acquisitions where changes in ownership are required. The key motivation for alliances is to reduce the risk to both companies through the sharing of resources, access to prospective clients, knowledge sharing, and ...
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Maximize Team Performance - ibuildcompanies.com by Jeanne Heydecker

External Growth Strategies to Build Your Business

Last week, we discussed internal growth strategies; today we'll examine external options. Inorganic growth is all about increasing productivity or market share through the use of knowledge and experience not internally developed within your company. Instead, this knowledgeable typically comes through consultants, mergers and acquisition, strategic alliances, joint ventures and ...
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Internal Growth Strategies to Build Your Business

Internal Growth Strategies to Build Your Business

There are many ways to build your business, but cleaning house is always the best way to start. Internal growth or organic growth focuses on developing your current workforce, investing in better equipment and expanding the company's internal resources and capabilities. One great methodology would be to start with a ...
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Four Simple Options for Hacking Your Company's Growth

Four Simple Options for Hacking Your Company’s Growth

Growing your business can come through many forms. Some companies require individuals to secure leads, close deals and generate revenue for the firm. The number of people generating that revenue could be a benchmark that a company uses to identify growth. Other companies might measure number of clients. Some firms ...
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