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Strategic planning is key to ensuring every company's long-term viability, and goal setting is an indispensable step toward fulfilling those plans. Unfortunately, businesses often don't accomplish their overall strategic plans because they're unable to fully reach the various goals necessary to get there.  If this scenario sounds all too familiar, trace your goals back to their origin. Those that...
As a business grows, one of many challenges it faces is identifying a competitive yet manageable compensation structure. After all, offer too little and you likely won't have much success in hiring. Offer too much and you may compromise cash flow and profitability. But the challenge doesn't end there. Once you have a feasible compensation structure in place, your organization must then set its...
Technology is tricky. Much of today's software is engineered so well that it will perform adequately for years. But new and better features are being created all the time. And if you're not getting as much out of your financial data as your competitors are, you could be at a disadvantage. For these reasons, the decision of when to upgrade your company's accounting software can be difficult. Here...
When businesses first began using websites, getting noticed was the name of the game. Remember pop-up ads? Text scrolling up the screen? How about those mesmerizing rotating banners? Yes, there were - and remain - a variety of comical and some would say annoying ways to get visitors' attention. Nowadays, most internet users are savvy enough not to be impressed by flashy graphics. They tend to...

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