Tag Archive: business growth

Business Innovation through Human Capital Management

by | October 19, 2010

Our guest blog comes from Ken Realmuto, Talent Acquisition Expert and Human Capital Strategist.  Ken owns the firm Real Enterprises, Inc. and is a Founder/Partner Advantage Consortium.  ———————– In 2001 Allen Greenspan announced that we are entering a new age. He called it the “Conceptual Age”. Currently we have a universal agreement that we are indeed... View Article

The Competitive Advantage Belongs To….

by | October 12, 2010

Our guest blogger is Ron Kranz, Thought Provoker with Beyond the Benchmark and Founder/Partner for the re-conceptualization business at Advantage Consortium. Ron is our guest presenter at our October’ 27 Equinox Focus Event “Beyond Recovery: How to reconceptualize business for sustainable value creation.” ———————– The world has changed. The economy has changed. Our business has changed. It always... View Article

Social Media, Brand Development and the Purchase Process

by | September 21, 2010

Guest blogger Steven Matsumoto, CEO of Stigmare, Inc., brings a social media perspective to brand development and customer loyalty. ——————————- It did not take professional marketers and brand managers very long to realize the power that Social Media wields in regard to influencing consumer purchase intent and galvanize their loyal brand base.  After all a... View Article

Why you need succession planning now!

by | August 3, 2010

As Chris Corrigan so aptly stated, “You can never over-prepare in business!”   Yet, we know, from strategic plans to budget plans and marketing plans to staffing plans, business owners find it difficult to fit it all in.  Now I raise the issue of succession plans… another one of those plans that doesn’t seem critical today;... View Article

Creating Value Through Employer-Employee Relationships

by | July 13, 2010

Scott Verrette of Resourceful HR offers us our guest blog post this month on how to create value in employment relationships.  Scott will be one of our guest speakers at the Equinox Focus Event:  Creating Value Through Employer-Employee Relationships on July 28.  Resourceful HR  helps companies grow through increased employee efficiency.  You can also sign up for... View Article

Making Happy Employees

by | July 7, 2010

Many studies show employers the value of “happy employees” to a business’ productivity and success.  An obvious question arising from these studies is:  “What makes for a “happy employee?”   The studies address this to varying degrees; but to me, a particular employee’s happiness in his or her work depends on many factors such as age,... View Article

Intellectual Property and the Financials

by | June 29, 2010

Our guest blog post comes from Dennis Purvine of CFO Selections.  Dennis is a CPA and CFO and has worked with companies in all stages of development. ——————————— Intellectual Property (I.P.) can be protected by patent, copyright, trademark, etc.  Companies that create, or purchase, intellectual property presumably create value for their business. (More on this... View Article

Speaking from Experience — Patents

by | June 23, 2010

Our guest blog post comes from Dana Fuhrman , COO of TRG Floors.  She speaks from experience about the importance of understanding your patent options and staying on top of the process. ———————– To Patent Or Not to Patent. Domestic only or International.  The first one should be an easy decision, right? We’re so excited... View Article

Common Mistakes in Patent Protection

by | June 10, 2010

Our guest blog post comes from Jim Rutter of Ruttler IP Law.  Jim will be our guest speaker at our June 23 Equinox Focus Event “Protecting and Leveraging Your IP”. ——————————————– The first major mistake that is made with patents is disclosing an invention prior to filing a patent application.  Disclosure could include offering to... View Article