[WEBINAR] January 28: How to Grow Sales with Impactful Software
Business Strategy

[WEBINAR] January 28: How to Grow Sales with Impactful Software

CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management and has one main goal: To improve your business’ relationships. When applied correctly, a CRM system can automatically collect, organize, and prioritize your database of current customers, as well as highlight potential new customers based on collected data. A CRM system aims to benefit the sales, customer service, marketing,…

Risk Management Strategy: Contingent Business Interruption Insurance
Business Strategy

Risk Management Strategy: Contingent Business Interruption Insurance

Just one brief business interruption can be incredibly costly for an organization, often leading to serious reputational damages or long-term closures. Standard business interruption policies are vital in these instances, providing protection against a variety of common interruptions, including natural disasters, equipment damage, and vandalism. But what happens when one of your suppliers or customers…

Develop Your Supply Chain Risk Management Strategy
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Develop Your Supply Chain Risk Management Strategy

While lean production has become a cornerstone of successful supply chain management and a way for businesses to stay flexible and responsive to changing tastes in their markets, the dependence on—and relationship with—suppliers resulting from outsourcing and minimizing stock creates a host of exposures. Successfully navigating and managing the risks presented by a complicated supply…

Develop Your Risk Management Strategy: Equipment Breakdown Insurance
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Develop Your Risk Management Strategy: Equipment Breakdown Insurance

Companies need working equipment to operate efficiently and generate revenue. In fact, many organizations rely exclusively on a few pieces of specialized equipment to run their entire business. Following a breakdown, major losses can occur and many organizations turn to equipment breakdown insurance. This is one of the most important parts of a manufacturer’s protection…

Canadian Business Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Strategies
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Canadian Business Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Strategies

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are increasingly common in today’s business landscape. According to the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances (IMAA), M&A activity continues to rise, with over $3.8 trillion USD in deals completed in 2018 – and with nearly $1.8 trillion USD completed in 2019 so far, it doesn’t look like it’s going to…

How to Update a Strategic Plan and Perform Course Correction
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How to Update a Strategic Plan and Perform Course Correction

How do you implement your company’s strategic plan? When was the last time you did a pulse check to see where strategic deliverables stand? How closely aligned are employees with the broader mandate of your company? Business leaders should ask themselves these questions regularly, but many are so caught up in the ongoing demands of…

Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB): Shifting Mentalities
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Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB): Shifting Mentalities

Traditional approaches to business budgeting often rely on adding or subtracting from previous budgets according to anticipated changes over the coming period. While this approach can provide reasonable budgets, it can also instill the wrong mentality in employees. With the traditional approach to budgeting, people try to make sure they’ve spent their budget so next…

Product Life Cycle Management: Overcome Declining Competitiveness
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Product Life Cycle Management: Overcome Declining Competitiveness

Businesses rarely remain competitive with the same product offering they’ve always offered. In these rare cases, companies operate in a unique niche that presents high barriers to entry (capital, expertise, IP, etc.), and benefit from a low-to-no competition environment. No considerations need to be provided for the product life cycle since competitive forces are not…

Develop Your Risk Management Strategy with Manufacturers E&O Insurance
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Develop Your Risk Management Strategy with Manufacturers E&O Insurance

Consider this scenario: A customer asks your company to manufacture a part according to certain specifications, which were outlined in a contract. He needs to add the part to his product and ship it to his customers by a set deadline. Your company creates the part, but due to an error that occurs during the…