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Deciphering Term Sheets - ibuildcompanies.com by Jeanne Heydecker

Best Practices for Strategic Communications

Many companies suffer from what I call “siloing” or the encapsulating of departments as walled gardens where none shall enter. Because no company can effectively execute on any business plan without interdepartmental dependencies, this “siloing effect” predictably kills any effective communication across the company, which in turn means poor execution ...
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How to Hire a Development Company for Your Project if You're Not Technical - ibuildcompanies.com by Jeanne Heydecker

How to Hire a Development Company for Your Project if You’re Not Technical

I have a confession to make. I've never learned to code. Sure I can write HTML and be dangerous with CSS and ASP (which I seriously haven't used since 2006), so I am pretty dependent on WordPress and Shopify to make web sites and, personally, for brochure and simple e-commerce ...
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Automating Your Marketing Processes for Free - ibuildcompanies.com by Jeanne Heydecker

Promoting Your Small Business to Big Companies with No Budget

Okay, so you’ve decided to start a small business. If you’re bootstrapping your project, odds are you don’t have a lot of money to spend on marketing. Been there, done that. One thing I learned a long time ago (and I am repeating myself again and again because it is ...
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Steps for Developing New Business Ideas - ibuildcompanies.com by Jeanne Heydecker

Steps for Developing a New Business Model

I used to teach a lot of leadership development programs in India and a couple in Myanmar to enable middle managers and aspiring individual contributors to excel in their positions and reach greater heights and that meant teaching them basic business management skills. I had a lot of MBAs in ...
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Why Project Managers Rule the World

Why Project Managers Rule the World

We are the executioners. ? We execute projects, establishing milestones, estimating days of work per resource, scheduling, estimating costs and expenditures and establishing return on investment. Great project managers create immense value for any company they work for. It is in their nature to complete projects and watch them launch ...
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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Launching Online Services in the Developing World

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Launching Online Services in the Developing World

There are at least one billion people on this planet with no access to electricity or telecommunications. There are at least 1.5 billion more that have either unreliable or unstable connectivity, most of which is powered by diesel generators that contribute to global warming. This large and untapped market does ...
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