Partners & Articles of Interest

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Business Articles

Forbes | The Value of Management Consulting: Proven

Now we have science saying it: management consultants add value. A formal study, sponsored by the World Bank and using a control group of factories as well as a treatment group, quantified the results. First year economic benefits exceeded the cost of the consulting—with later years’ benefits pure gravy.
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The Tech Reader | The Lie of the $500 Website: How To Avoid Getting Scammed

Almost all small businesses are born from a germ of an idea or a dream, and not always by a Steve Jobs. Not all are marketing virtuosos. And often, they start out on the kitchen table on a shoestring budget, so are counting every penny. Then, they get suckered by a fast talker who promises the world with a $500 website. True, a $6,000 site by a top-tier design firm can be a total waste if it has the wrong message, but there is a middle ground: effective without being a budget killer. The author explains why success for such a price is simply impossible. A must-read for any small business owner. "If you build it, they will come" only works in Kevin Costner baseball movies.
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Ivey Business Journal, University of Western Ontario | 3 Strategies for Achieving and Sustaining Growth

Far too many companies fail to achieve their growth targets in revenue and profitability. However, the probability of achieving profitable growth is heightened whenever an organization has a clear growth strategy and strong execution infrastructure. One without the other impairs the probability of success. This author describes why and prescribes strategies.
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