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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Successful Strategic Alliances

    Strategic alliances can be tricky. Partnerships foster mutual benefits, but the alliances exist only as long as they are advantageous to both parties. Even so, the concept of gaining a marketplace an advantage by teaming up with another organization whose products or services fit well with your own is not...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For A Strategic Planning Process That Works For Nonprofits

    It's not the destination?it's the journey. When done right, the strategic planning process for nonprofits builds a more cohesive team, clarifies the organization's focus and realigns resources with the current priorities. Most important, it provides a framework for decision making throughout the organization. Determining Who Should Participate: When the group...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Nonprofits When Creating Business Ventures

    Nonprofit business ventures are not a fad or a new idea. Many environmental organizations, literacy efforts, youth groups, senior service providers and affordable housing advocates, among others, are creating ventures. Whether they are large or small, nonprofits run franchises, thrift shops, food service companies, consulting firms and even manufacturing companies...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Developing A Powerful E-Newsletter

    An e-newsletter can be a powerful marketing tool. By providing timely, relevant and useful information on an ongoing basis in this format, your company reinforces your importance and builds value among its customers and prospects. Whether you create your own e-newsletter or use template software, you can put it to...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips To Competing In Challenging Times

    Know Your Company: Develop a clear vision for your organization. Define what it does, how it does it and what it stands for. Base your vision on a broader view of what your products or services actually are rather than just how they work. Since people buy solutions, articulate what...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips To Attract Angel Investors

    Angels are not average investors: They are people who can financially afford to indulge their love of risk. To be an angel, one must be an "Accredited investor," which the Securities and Exchange Commission defines as someone with a net worth of at least $1 million or an annual salary...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Perfecting Your Pitch

    Whether they're looking for money, customers, employees, suppliers or partners, entrepreneurs are always pitching. But they sometimes have only the length of time it takes an investor to guzzle a martini or a potential partner to ride an elevator to interest a prospect. The point of an "Elevator pitch" is...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Honing Your Investor Presentation

    The art is how you work the room, the way in which you convey your enthusiasm and show your skill as a presenter. The science lies in the format of the presentation and your use of PowerPoint/flip chart/slides, which is formulaic. These tips are intended to provide insight into both...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips To Magnetize Your Business Plan

    It is a rare entrepreneur who can raise money beyond the seed round without a thoroughly researched business plan that maps out the road to success and convinces investors that one know the best route to get there. Equally important, a well-prepared plan demonstrates that if there are twists and...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Developing Credible Financials

    Financial statements should be done according to what are known as "Generally accepted accounting principles." Bankers and investors, who examine dozens of financial statements every day, are accustomed to seeing expenses, margins, taxes and other items identified in certain ways and in a certain order. This allows them to review...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Superior Outsourced Relationships

    Why outsource? The foremost reason is the desire to achieve "Best practice" while maintaining discipline over costs. Outsourcing also allows a company to simultaneously improve service quality and focus on core competencies. Furthermore, going outside enables a firm to gain access to new technologies and skills, reduce head count and...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Developing A Meaningful Market Analysis

    It's critical that you develop a clear view of how the world at large - including your competition - affects your business and its profitability. But the depth of detail in your market analysis will depend on how you intend to use it. If you're looking for investors, you need...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips To Getting Valuable Feedback Online

    It's never been faster or less expensive to learn who your clients are. It's also easier now to know what they think about your products and services; understand the concerns, needs and performance of your partners and employees; and get feedback from the people who matter to your business. Many...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips To A Mutually-Beneficial Cause Marketing Program

    Cause-related sponsorship is a strategic positioning and marketing tool that links a company or brand to a relevant social cause or issue for mutual benefit. According to the International Events Group (IEG), spending on cause marketing is projected to increase 7.5% in 2004 to $991 million. Nonprofits benefit from cause...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ten Tips To Hiring And Keeping Top Employees

    All of a company's employees add value and contribute to its success - some in small way, others in large measure. Because sound recruitment and retention strategies provide a competitive edge, hiring should be done carefully, methodically and strategically. Here are ways to attract top prospects to your company and...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ten Tips For Measuring & Improving Performance

    Healthy revenue and profit margins are crucial to any company. However, monitoring your bottom line is only one part of the formula. It's essential that you determine the factors critical to your company's success, measure those metrics and put into place a system for continually improving performance. Here are ten...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ten Tips For A Simplified Strategic Planning Process

    All businesses need to develop a clear approach to generating the sustainable growth and profits that ensure long-term success. This planning process starts with evaluation, moves on to communication and finally, culminates in implementation. But even then, work is not finished: The process must be continually monitored, evaluated and updated....

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ten Tips To Prepare For Sustainable Growth

    Companies primed for growth lay the twin foundations of infrastructure and knowledge, and avoid the pitfalls of undisciplined growth that can dissipate quickly. They also know that management adept at one level of business might not be right for the next, so bringing in new blood may be necessary. Here...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ten Tips To Building Competitive Advantage

    Long-term business success involves creating, managing and exploiting assets and skills that competitors find difficult to match or counter. Developing this advantage is a continuing process, not a fixed event. Here are few tips to help you develop competitive advantage and build barriers to entry. The top management team leading...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Successful Strategic Alliances

    Strategic alliances can be tricky. Partnerships foster mutual benefits, but the alliances exist only as long as they are advantageous to both parties. Even so, the concept of gaining a marketplace an advantage by teaming up with another organization whose products or services fit well with your own is not...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For A Strategic Planning Process That Works For Nonprofits

    It's not the destination?it's the journey. When done right, the strategic planning process for nonprofits builds a more cohesive team, clarifies the organization's focus and realigns resources with the current priorities. Most important, it provides a framework for decision making throughout the organization. Determining Who Should Participate: When the group...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Nonprofits When Creating Business Ventures

    Nonprofit business ventures are not a fad or a new idea. Many environmental organizations, literacy efforts, youth groups, senior service providers and affordable housing advocates, among others, are creating ventures. Whether they are large or small, nonprofits run franchises, thrift shops, food service companies, consulting firms and even manufacturing companies...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Developing A Powerful E-Newsletter

    An e-newsletter can be a powerful marketing tool. By providing timely, relevant and useful information on an ongoing basis in this format, your company reinforces your importance and builds value among its customers and prospects. Whether you create your own e-newsletter or use template software, you can put it to...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ten Tips To Hiring And Keeping Top Employees

    All of a company's employees add value and contribute to its success - some in small way, others in large measure. Because sound recruitment and retention strategies provide a competitive edge, hiring should be done carefully, methodically and strategically. Here are ways to attract top prospects to your company and...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ten Tips For Measuring & Improving Performance

    Healthy revenue and profit margins are crucial to any company. However, monitoring your bottom line is only one part of the formula. It's essential that you determine the factors critical to your company's success, measure those metrics and put into place a system for continually improving performance. Here are ten...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ten Tips For A Simplified Strategic Planning Process

    All businesses need to develop a clear approach to generating the sustainable growth and profits that ensure long-term success. This planning process starts with evaluation, moves on to communication and finally, culminates in implementation. But even then, work is not finished: The process must be continually monitored, evaluated and updated....

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ten Tips To Prepare For Sustainable Growth

    Companies primed for growth lay the twin foundations of infrastructure and knowledge, and avoid the pitfalls of undisciplined growth that can dissipate quickly. They also know that management adept at one level of business might not be right for the next, so bringing in new blood may be necessary. Here...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ten Tips To Building Competitive Advantage

    Long-term business success involves creating, managing and exploiting assets and skills that competitors find difficult to match or counter. Developing this advantage is a continuing process, not a fixed event. Here are few tips to help you develop competitive advantage and build barriers to entry. The top management team leading...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips To Competing In Challenging Times

    Know Your Company: Develop a clear vision for your organization. Define what it does, how it does it and what it stands for. Base your vision on a broader view of what your products or services actually are rather than just how they work. Since people buy solutions, articulate what...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips To Attract Angel Investors

    Angels are not average investors: They are people who can financially afford to indulge their love of risk. To be an angel, one must be an "Accredited investor," which the Securities and Exchange Commission defines as someone with a net worth of at least $1 million or an annual salary...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Perfecting Your Pitch

    Whether they're looking for money, customers, employees, suppliers or partners, entrepreneurs are always pitching. But they sometimes have only the length of time it takes an investor to guzzle a martini or a potential partner to ride an elevator to interest a prospect. The point of an "Elevator pitch" is...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Honing Your Investor Presentation

    The art is how you work the room, the way in which you convey your enthusiasm and show your skill as a presenter. The science lies in the format of the presentation and your use of PowerPoint/flip chart/slides, which is formulaic. These tips are intended to provide insight into both...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips To Magnetize Your Business Plan

    It is a rare entrepreneur who can raise money beyond the seed round without a thoroughly researched business plan that maps out the road to success and convinces investors that one know the best route to get there. Equally important, a well-prepared plan demonstrates that if there are twists and...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Developing Credible Financials

    Financial statements should be done according to what are known as "Generally accepted accounting principles." Bankers and investors, who examine dozens of financial statements every day, are accustomed to seeing expenses, margins, taxes and other items identified in certain ways and in a certain order. This allows them to review...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Superior Outsourced Relationships

    Why outsource? The foremost reason is the desire to achieve "Best practice" while maintaining discipline over costs. Outsourcing also allows a company to simultaneously improve service quality and focus on core competencies. Furthermore, going outside enables a firm to gain access to new technologies and skills, reduce head count and...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips For Developing A Meaningful Market Analysis

    It's critical that you develop a clear view of how the world at large - including your competition - affects your business and its profitability. But the depth of detail in your market analysis will depend on how you intend to use it. If you're looking for investors, you need...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips To Getting Valuable Feedback Online

    It's never been faster or less expensive to learn who your clients are. It's also easier now to know what they think about your products and services; understand the concerns, needs and performance of your partners and employees; and get feedback from the people who matter to your business. Many...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Ten Tips To A Mutually-Beneficial Cause Marketing Program

    Cause-related sponsorship is a strategic positioning and marketing tool that links a company or brand to a relevant social cause or issue for mutual benefit. According to the International Events Group (IEG), spending on cause marketing is projected to increase 7.5% in 2004 to $991 million. Nonprofits benefit from cause...

    Provided By Stengel Solutions