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Growth is a goal for many companies. With the economy in idle, should companies seek to grow from within or through acquisitions? There are clear pros and cons to each approach. This whitepaper lays them out so you can make informed decisions

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This is the latest in a series of annual reports that have been surveying the financial state of midsize companies over the last 10 years. While expense management had been the driving concern in the past, the latest recession changed the concerns of CFO's who have shifted their focus to...

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The American government recognizes the value of R&D in building innovations that lead to great intellectual capital, the creation of more innovative products and domestic job growth. They have put in place tax credits that encourage on shore R&D investments. This paper looks at what...

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This paper discusses the financing experiences of many small and medium size businesses since the start of the financial crisis. Access to credit is far more difficult and without it companies cannot expand. This paper looks at six forms of alternative financing that can help these businesses...

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 In an environment of uncertainty and economic volatility, it is paramount that the finance function have the ability to track non-core, or indirect, costs and document savings on these expenditures. The reason finance executives should care about measuring savings on non-core, or indirect,...

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Particularly for small companies, having a growth plan in place is a critical element for effective management. This paper identifies three key areas that must be planned for, which include: develop a growth strategy, identify a profitable niche, and be prepared to act quickly and decisively....

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A midsize company can learn from the difficulties other businesses have gone through. Focusing strictly on GM's bankruptcy case, a company can learn some valuable lessons about how planning and focused decision making can turn a terrible situation into something more palatable. We should view...

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This paper discusses the ten marketing mistakes many companies make and how to avoid making the same mistakes. These top ten mistakes include: Too much focus on prospecting vs. retention, the lack of a strategic plan, not measuring what you market, broadcasting catch-all messages vs. creating...

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This paper talks about the ten key marketing concepts that CEOs should be familiar with in order to execute a focused, productive, and profitable marketing effort. The ten marketing questions discussed in the article are: What is my cost per lead?, What is the lifetime value of my consumers?,...

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This white paper takes a decidedly different approach to making a supply chain lean. Until now much of there literature is complex and confusing. The concepts seems out of reach of most managers. This paper looks at 10 simple techniques just about any manager can apply to successfully begin...

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