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For some business owners, succession planning is a complex and delicate matter involving family members and a long, gradual transition out of the company. Others simply sell the business and move on. There are many variations in between, of course, but if you're leaning toward a business sale, here are seven ways to prepare: Develop or renew your business plan. Identify the challenges and...
Social media can be an inexpensive, but effective, way to market a company's products or services. Like most businesses today, you've probably at least dipped your toe into its waters. Or perhaps you have a full-blown, ongoing social media strategy involving multiple sites and a variety of content. In either case, it's important to ask yourself - and keep asking yourself - some fundamental...
The attitudes and behaviors of your people managers play a critical role in your company's success. When your managers are putting forth their best effort, the more likely it is that you'll, in turn, get the best performances out of the rest of your employees. Here are three ways to supercharge your supervisors: Transform them into teachers. Today's people managers must be more than team leaders...
What could stop your company from operating for a day, a month, or a year? A flood or fire? Perhaps a key supplier shuts down? Or maybe a hacker or technical glitch crashes your website? And you suddenly lose power? When the hurricanes recently hit Texas and Florida, many businesses had to invest significant time and resources in adapting to the situation which put their overall financial success...

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