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Is business going so well that you're thinking about adding another location? If this is the case, congratulations! But before you start planning the ribbon cutting ceremony, take a step back and ask yourself some tough questions about whether a new location will grow your company - or stretch it too thin. Here are four to get you started: 1. What's driving your interest in another location? It'...
You've probably heard the term and wondered if it could happen to your company. Maybe it already has. We're referring to "digital disruption" - when new technologies and business models affect the value proposition of existing goods and services. Perhaps the most notorious recent example of this is the rise of ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft, which have turned the taxi industry on...
When it comes time to transition your role as business leader to someone else, you'll face many changes. One of them is becoming a mentor. As such, you'll have to communicate clearly, show some patience, and have a clear conception of what you want to accomplish before stepping down. Here are some tips on putting your successor in a position to succeed.  Key information Find ways to continuously...
With so much data flying around these days, it's easy for a company of any size to get overwhelmed. If something falls through the cracks, say a contract renewal or outstanding bill, your financial standing and reputation could suffer. Here are four ways to get - and keep - your business data in order: Simplify, simplify, simplify. Look at your data in broad categories and see whether and how you...

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