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Make innovation manageable by building the right culture and processes

Almost every business wants to be the next big innovator in its industry. So how do you find that great idea that has never been tried before? It's easy in theory: Come up with a great concept and make it a reality. But when it really comes down to it, innovation is a daunting task. How can you make it into a manageable process?

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Make corporate social responsibility work for your business

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Business owners all over the country are seeing increasing demand for their company’s participation in philanthropy as younger generations enter the workforce. What’s more, customers also expect businesses to have a positive impact on their community or the environment in some way. Now more than ever, being a responsible business is not just an option — it’s a requirement.

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Risk and reward: How to ensure your M&A transaction is profitable

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No one goes into a merger or acquisition planning for it to fail, but there’s no guarantee that any M&A transaction will succeed. A successful merger or acquisition doesn’t necessarily raise the company’s production or increase its revenue. Sometimes the success of a merger comes from the ease of the transition, the combination of two cultures and even unforeseen benefits that many CEOs may not have thought of. Setting up for success relies heavily on the knowledge acquired and preparation done beforehand.

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How to find your company’s value beyond the numbers

Growth planning plays a vital role in the success of your business. But before you can sit down and say, “This is how we want to grow,” it is important to understand why you want to grow. You want to make money, but that can’t be the only consideration. The "why" comes directly from the type of value that you’re hoping to build for your company. Once you define your company’s value, and who is affected by that value, you can begin to plan for growth.

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