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Oct 03, 2007 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Partnerships to enhance your footprint

Partnerships to enhance your footprint

Growing a company from start-up to critical mass is a difficult venture. Many entrepreneurs realize that strategic partnerships can catapult a small business into high volume in a new channel or market. When you are a small company, however, almost everyone worth partnering is a “big fish” making it all

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Aug 03, 2007 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on What makes a great business development executive?

What makes a great business development executive?

Knowing what skills and qualities a business development should possess is the first step in making sure you are hiring the right person.

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Jun 03, 2007 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Advisory Boards Offer Value

Advisory Boards Offer Value

For many business leaders, the old adage, “it’s lonely at the top,” certainly rings true. They are the ones responsible for mapping out the strategy for their company’s future growth, while their staff is largely focused on execution and the more day-to-day issues. As such, it can be challenging to

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Mar 01, 2007 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Hiring Trends for 2007 and Beyond

Hiring Trends for 2007 and Beyond

Much has been written about a looming talent shortage in the United States attributed primarily to the 78 million or so baby boomers who, turning 60 this year, have or are about to leave the job market for the joys of retirement. For example: In “Technology Executive Connections: Successful Strategies

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Jan 03, 2007 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on Creating your personal brand

Creating your personal brand

When you buy from Neiman Marcus, you expect a certain level of quality, selection, exclusivity, and service. Your expectations from Costco, however, are different. Here, value is what’s most important. It’s not surprising that manufacturers of products that are increasingly commoditized are expanding their brands to incorporate ‘experiences’ — from

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