1Respect Is the Cornerstone of Company Growth

Respect Is the Cornerstone of Company Growth

Mar 31, 2017

Respect is the foundation of every successful company culture, and leaders need to embody the company’s core values to lead by example. In a ranch-style culture, which relies on a strong work ethic and teamwork, every job is just as important as the next — meaning that everyone at the company must give 110 percent […]

23 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

3 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

Mar 15, 2017

Originally Posted On: Entrepreneur.com By: Dusty Wunderlich Corporate structures are flattening. One big reason why is that the strict hierarchies of yesteryear are no longer effective for today’s fast-paced, tech-driven industries. No surprise then that major companies are shaking up their management styles. Take the example of Zappos. The shoe company famously runs as a holacracy […]

33 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era

3 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era

Jan 4, 2017

Originally Posted On: Entrepreneur.com By: Dusty Wunderlich The next four years could mark a golden age for startups if, as he promised during his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump loosens regulations and special-interests influence — and if entrepreneurs hold regulators and policymakers accountable. When the president-elect declared that he would eliminate 70 percent of federal regulations, he attracted quite a bit […]

43 Ways to Tear Down Silos and Boost Your Business Intelligence

3 Ways to Tear Down Silos and Boost Your Business Intelligence

Oct 20, 2016

Originally Posted On: Switch and Shift By: Kyle Ferguson Business intelligence departments are the visionaries of organizations. They’re focused on the next generation of products. So they often don’t feel a need to be in constant contact with IT or marketing teams. Likewise, the IT and marketing employees tend to stick to their own departments, […]

5How College Students Can Correct the Institution Imbalance

How College Students Can Correct the Institution Imbalance

Aug 24, 2016

Originally Posted On: How Life Works By: Dusty Wunderlich Students usually attend college to get better jobs and increase their earning potential. At least that’s how the system is supposed to work. Thanks to a concept known as “educational arbitrage,” this system is no longer paying off for college grads. Institutions have created an imbalance […]

6How to Make the Most of Strategic Business Partnerships

How to Make the Most of Strategic Business Partnerships

Aug 17, 2016

Originally Posted On: Switch and Shift By: Kristin Stith Massive tasks or projects have the capacity to strain the limits of any company’s knowledge and resources at times. The CEO must decide if it’s worth spending valuable time and money to tackle something that could dramatically affect the team’s productivity. Often, only an outside third […]

7​5 Keys to Protecting Your Customers’ Data

​5 Keys to Protecting Your Customers’ Data

Aug 5, 2016

Originally Posted On: Equities.com By: Michael Thorne Every few months, we get wind of another security breach at a major retailer. When customer data is stolen, everyone from consumers to retailers to financial institutions scramble to “make things right.” On the surface, it seems like an easy problem. If ahacker can hack it, why can’t […]

8Six Compliance Issues Your Business Could Face

Six Compliance Issues Your Business Could Face

Jul 28, 2016

Originally Posted On: Forbes.com By: Forbes Legal Council From employee wages to privacy regulations, businesses face a dizzying number of potential legal issues these days. And while it may never be a company’s intention to break the law, without taking necessary precautions, things can easily slip through the cracks. So how can you be sure to avoid […]

9Rural entrepreneurship going extinct

Rural entrepreneurship going extinct

Jun 6, 2016

Originally Posted On: Reno Gazette-Journal By: Dusty Wunderlich This week’s low job report sent shock waves. While pundits pontificate on stalled job growth despite relatively low unemployment and the impact both might have on capital markets, they may be overlooking a much bigger issue crippling the U.S. economy. Entrepreneurism is on the sharpest decline in […]

10Was Your Business Threatened With A Lawsuit? Six Next Steps To Consider

Was Your Business Threatened With A Lawsuit? Six Next Steps To Consider

May 19, 2016

Originally Posted On: Forbes.com By: Forbes Legal Council It’s a nightmare every business owner dreads: Someone is threatening your business with a lawsuit. But before you panic or try to fight the battle on your own, there are some important next steps to take that could mean the difference between winning and losing (and potentially save […]