Featured Thought Leaders

Profit leakage: What to do when you sell more, but make less?


Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. Common places profit leakage can hide and how to solve it The dreaded profit leakage: It’s what happens when business is booming. You are closing more sales, delivering more products or services, but profits seem to have gradually or even almost imperceptibly shrunk. What’s worse as a business owner is then pulling together ...

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3 surefire signs it’s time to outsource recruiting

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Thought Leadership on Recruiting and Retention presented by Vector Talent Resources. Hiring needs are difficult to predict, leaving recruitment departments understaffed and overwhelmed. No matter how many people you have on the recruitment team, they may not have the expertise to attract and acquire the top talent your company needs. If your company is experiencing rapid growth, or even consistently experiencing a ...

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An inside look at real estate: Investment and vacation home purchases

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Thought Leadership on Real Estate presented by Long & Foster Companies, Inc.  Low mortgage rates have made real estate an attractive place to invest money the past couple years. More than two million Americans took advantage of that dynamic to purchase a vacation home or investment property last year. Vacation home sales were at the second highest sales pace in ...

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Cash crunch keeping you up at night?

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Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. Cash flow is the lifeblood of business. In fact, many CEOs will tell you they’ve lost nights of sleep when feeling a cash crunch — and not without reason: According to a U.S. Bank study, 82 percent of business failures are due to poor cash management. This is the story of one CEO. ...

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5 steps to ensure your business is prepared for a disaster


Thought Leadership on The Future of Technology presented by One Source Imaging Solutions, Inc. Recently I attended a seminar in which the presenters discussed disaster recovery. The focus was on the recent flooding here in Ellicott City, MD, and the businesses that suffered. They also focused on the damage caused by Super Storm Sandy. While these things do happen, — and ...

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Get off the fence: How to make the right decision now


Thought Leadership on Measurable Growth Strategies presented by Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC. A CEO’s job is never done. We are relied upon to have all the answers, but quite frankly, there are times when we just simply don’t have them. In those moments, what do we do? More often than not, we step into decision paralysis and simply perch ourselves on the ...

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ABLE accounts: Tax-advantaged savings for people with disabilities

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Thought Leadership on Accounting and Finance presented by CliftonLarsonAllen.   For years, tax laws have included tax-favored programs to save money for retirement (IRAs), for health care (HSAs), or for college (529 plans). But there have never been tax-advantaged savings plans specially designed for people with disabilities. That changed with the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 (ABLE). Beginning in ...

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Employer health plans: Is that a threat?

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Thought Leadership on Employee Benefits-Risk & Reward presented by TriBridge Partners. This is part 2 in our series, 3 ways to apply farming principles to a health plan. As a child growing up in a farming community, I was given the opportunity to experience the early mornings and daily routines associated with raising livestock, baling hay, and overall land and resource maintenance. I ...

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The future of security and biometrics in the workplace


Thought Leadership on The Future of Technology presented by One Source Imaging Solutions, Inc. How many times have you reset your password because you forgot it? Do you use the same password for everything, including accessing online banking? Your work computer? Your social media? Biometrics is a term that refers to measuring unique individual characteristics such as the retina, the iris, fingerprints ...

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Introducing The Corporate Kindness Project™

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Thought Leadership on Authentic Change Leadership – ‘Shift Happens but you can lead it’ presented by Ally Solutions Group. “We believe in the sacred worth of all individuals, created in the image of God.” – The UM Book of Discipline This is one of my favorite quotes and when you spend a minute with it, it reflects how each and every person is ...

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