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Returning to that question we asked earlier: Are you willing to let your business grow, shrink or die? In 2011, more businesses will fail than survive.   If you are unwilling to adapt, overcome, make tough decisions, work twice as hard and reinvent yourself and the company, then… die. It’s okay if you choose to die.  It gets you [...] ... (more)

Outlook for 2011: Grow, Shrink or Die – Part 1 of 4

Thankfully, the global economy appears to be heading out of recession.  For CEO’s, business optimism is sure to rise with such news as history as shown a healthy correlation between a strong economy and increased spending (and Groupon better hope so after declining Google’s offer – WOW!). That said, skepticism is sure to linger among all [...] ... (more)

entreQuest Profiled in the Wall Street Journal

Our move to the cloud, guided by LiftOff, is discussed in an article in the Wall Street Journal. Our part of the article explains how we continue to find new and innovative ways to leverage the collaboration components of the Microsoft cloud. ... (more)

Longtime Leaders Choose to Win

With all that has been written in the days following the death of one of America’s greatest corporate leaders, it would not be of the Apple kind of creativity if we just repeated what is already out there.  In honor of Steve Jobs, we’ll try to “think different.” Though his body proved vulnerable in the end, the mindset [...] ... (more)

5 Internal Factors Critical To A Company’s Growth– Part 4 of 5: Value within an Organization

Ensuring your employees feel valued is a major key to your company’s success. When employees feel valued, or important, they are much happier. And we all know people perform better when they’re happier. A recent Gallup study quantified the link between employee feelings and corporate outcomes determining that employee disengagement costs US companies $300 billion annually. $300 billion! Value Within An Organization At A Glance: When asked if they felt like a valued member of the organization 46% responded positively, stating that they Strongly Agree (20%) or Agree (26%). When A... (more)