Supply-Side Economics: 10 Strategies for Building and Maintaining Profitable, Lasting Partnerships with Your Suppliers

Supply-Side Economics: 10 Strategies for Building and Maintaining Profitable, Lasting Partnerships with Your Suppliers

BY JULIE A. PALM Quick! Name the people most vital to your company’s success. Did you say your employees? Yes, definitely important. Customers? Of course. But what about your suppliers? They may not have jumped immediately to mind, but whether your business thrives or withers is rooted in your relationship with your suppliers. If  “suppliers” wasn’t your […]

Understanding the 4 Cornerstones of a Great Business

Understanding the 4 Cornerstones of a Great Business

Create a strong foundation for success with a balanced focus and these cornerstones: BY RANDALL BELL Throughout the world, majestic structures stand as legacies to history’s greatest empires and civilizations. The castles of medieval Europe, the aqueducts of the Roman Empire, the temples of ancient Greece, the Great Wall of China, the pyramids of ancient […]

More Americans Take Their Work Home with Them

More Americans Take Their Work Home with Them

Despite a growing concern for work-life balance, more Americans are working well past the traditional eight-hour day. CareerBuilder.com, an employment services website, commissioned a survey of 3,244 full-time workers in the private sector across industries and company sizes to find how the traditional 9-to-5 workday is faring. Nearly three in five workers (59%) say it’s […]

How-to Have More Productive Meetings

How-to Have More Productive Meetings

Ever been in a long, unproductive meeting? We all have at some time or another. Here’s how to avoid them: Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project” and other books on happiness and habit formation, recommends these strategies for making the most out of meetings. Start on time and end on time. It may be […]