You’re a U.S. business looking to enter a new, international market. Determining where to start is the first decision to make. Consider Canada. Often affectionately called the 51st state, Canada makes for an easy transition for your product because it shares a number of common traits and habits with the U.S. Our economies are also very tightly linked thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement and Canada is the second largest importer of U.S. goods. Here are some things to think about when considering Canada as your first step into international markets.
Steven Page is a serial entrepreneur with 28 years experience in successful entrepreneurial ventures, 20 years specifically in the Natural Products/Nutraceutical industry. Mr. Page’s entrepreneurial career started when he was in University when ...View Full Profile
Many business owners and office managers are looking to consolidate when it comes to partners who provide facility services like commercial cleaning, HVAC work, landscaping services, etc. Instead of relying on multiple companies who handle one specific piece of the facility maintenance puzzle, these office decision makers are seeking out integrated facility services companies who can take care of it all. Here are the top dos and don’ts you should keep in mind as you seek out your first (or next) integrated facility services partner.
I’m the Regional Director for OpenWorks, a facility services franchising company focused on improving customers results by making their facilities cleaner, safer, and healthier. In this role I lead the company’s sales efforts, overseeing a team ...View Full Profile
If you have decided to one day sell your company to a third party, there is a lot of ground to cover before you are sipping champagne at the closing. Any misstep along the road to a closing can derail a transaction thus destroying your ticket to financial security and often the business itself. Proper preparation for the transaction can remove many of the obstacles along the path to closing and save time. Remember, time is the ally of buyers, not sellers.
Kevin M. Short is the author of Sell Your Business For An Outrageous Price (Amacom, 2014), and the Managing Partner and CEO of Clayton Capital Partners, a St. Louis-based investment banking firm specializing in the sale and purchase of mid-size ...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
The reality is intellectual property (IP) lawsuits are expensive and time consuming. More than ever, it is important that companies, regardless of size, recognize that there is an affordable and essential insurance solution available to help fund and manage the high cost of patent litigation.
Robert Fletcher is President and Chief Executive Officer and plays a direct role in creating new products and finding partner backing, as well as the more esoteric tasks of analyzing, evaluating, and selecting projects for Asset-backed intellect...View Full Profile
The number one key to help-desk success is your support technicians’ ability to handle human interactions. But that doesn’t mean that you, the manager, can just hire friendly people and relax your way to success. You still need to facilitate processes and report on key metrics to set up your team for success.
Read on for a little friendly advice for keeping your help desk in tip-top shape.
Luke Grimstrup, Product Manager for Citrix GoToAssist, is passionate about ensuring his users deliver the best quality of support to their customers and managing the services they provide effectively and efficiently using industry standard servi...View Full Profile
The relationship between enterprises and their many suppliers is an important one. For enterprises, finding the suppliers that are reliable, adaptable, and transparent can be time-consuming and frustrating, so nurturing those relationships is key.
Christian Lanng is CEO, Chairman and co-founder of Tradeshift, with the lead responsibility of shaping strategy and vision. After his first startup at the age of 19, Christian took a position in the Danish Government where he launched its ...View Full Profile
Many businesses center their New Year planning around sales and growth objectives. However, human resource issues, particularly around maintaining compliance with the law, can create major hurdles to meeting those goals. Take special care not to neglect your HR department at the start of the year by attending to the following advice.
As the President of EverNext HR, Dean Watters encompasses over 20 years’ experience in business solutions, outsourcing and the insurance industry. Dean gained his extensive experience while working for various Fortune 500 companies such as ADP, ...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Once a disaster strikes, your business may never recover. Don’t let your business be a casualty of disaster. Advance preparation can reduce the risk for downtime.
According to the American Red Cross, approximately 40% of small businesses fail to re-open after a major disaster. Is your company prepared for the next fire, flood, or man-made catastrophe? If a disaster should strike tomorrow, where would your employees go? How would you access company data and keep your business running?
Dan Perrin is the Senior Director of Workplace Recovery at Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace. For more than seven years, Dan has helped businesses of all sizes plan, prepare and recover from unexpected events and natural ...View Full Profile
When it comes to keeping existing patients, finding new ones, and generally building a solid future for a medical business, customer service is actually a big part of the picture. While many doctors traditionally don’t pay much attention to this aspect of running a practice, more physicians are now waking up to the importance of treating customers right and presenting an appealing environment to patients. Here is some of the top advice for creating a customer service friendly environment that will retain existing patients while attracting new ones.
Sue (Sunni) Patterson started in the healthcare industry as a senior medical claims processor with a major insurance payer. Sunni is President of RMK Holdings Inc., a healthcare revenue cycle management services firm. Key specialization areas in...View Full ProfileRecent Articles
Every day business people enter a print shop with an emergency or impossible deadline. They often expect miracles by the people behind the counter. However with a little more forethought and planning, potential stress and panic can be avoided. Follow these tips to a stress-free experience with a printer. Then you can focus on the meeting, presentation or proposal and not on whether you will show up with the quality materials you need.
One hundred percent women-owned and operated by Karen Fraielli and Valerie Chanoux, Minuteman Press Providence-Warwick specializes in business printing, document management technology, consumer print production, and the latest advances in print ...View Full Profile