4 Killers of an Innovative Culture

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In the corporate world, innovation is the Holy Grail. Yet it’s often suffocated by a company’s own culture. In a recent survey, we found that 40% of innovators rated culture as their number one obstacle, one that’s difficult to overcome. Let’s explore four killers of an innovative culture. Which cultures are the worst offenders? And…

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How a PR Degree Develops Critical Decision-Making Abilities

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In the fast-paced world of public relations (PR), strategic thinking for entrepreneurs is not just a valuable skill—it’s a necessity. PR professionals are often at the forefront of shaping public perception and making critical decisions that can impact an organization’s reputation and success. A PR degree is more than just learning about media relations and…

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7 Skills You Need to Become a Chief Strategy Officer

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A Chief Strategy Officer is the person who oversees the development, implementation, and follow-up of corporate strategies and reports to the CEO or works closely with other executives and directors of departments. While their main job is to supervise teams and monitor the success of business strategies, they need to ensure that the department is…

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How Will UK Businesses Perform After Brexit?

Brexit may have taken a backseat in the news during the pandemic, but it is very much still happening and the business landscape in the UK is already changing. The UK officially left the EU on January 31st 2020 with a trade deal being struck on December 24th, which was welcome news by UK business…

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This Georgia Educator Helps Students Think Like Entrepreneurs

(Photo by Peter Frey/UGA) Imagine graduating from high school with $200,000 in sales from a business you started as a freshman. That’s the reality for some students at Brookwood High School in Snellville, GA thanks to University of Georgia graduate Cindy Quinlan. The history-loving, world-traveling educator is on a mission to disrupt education through entrepreneurship. And…

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Do This to Develop Leaders Who Are Strategy-Driven

Every successful small business faces the challenge of growth. When that happens, others must be relied upon to provide the same level of commitment, smarts, and grit to get the job done. Developing others with the same passion as yourself is never easy. Research indicates, however, that a planned and intentional approach that focuses on…

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Digital Isn’t a Department

Many companies are trying to “manage” the onslaught of changes brought about by today’s digital trends by creating a department to deal with all of the new technologies, social networks, web trends, marketing automation and other aspects of this quickly changing landscape. I get it. It’s a lot to wrap your arms around. It’s comforting…

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What is a SWOT Analysis? It Positions Your Business!

A SWOT Analysis is a strategic planning tool to help you position your business within your market and your industry. The components that make up SWOT are: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. As a bonus, you can also throw in an additional T (SWOT-T), Trends. Here’s a short description of the SWOT components: Strengths: What are your business’ strengths,…

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Customer-Centric Strategies Win Over Product-Centric

Is your marketing focus product-centric or customer-centric? If you only sell products, it’s time to realize that times have changed. With a wealth of products now available, customers look for the most memorable experience, not just the best product. These days, a fun shopping experience, or no-question returns, often tips the scales over extra product features or…

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