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When CEOs reach out to us, it is often on account of their impossible never-ending task list overwhelming their physical and mental states. CEOs describe to us that they’re spending hours in meetings, followed by a list of to-do’s, and generally do not get to their email until late in the evenings. This notorious overwhelm...

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Automated business systems are implemented to effectively streamline operations, speeding them up while simultaneously providing real time measures and progress.  As the digital revolution continues to advance and accelerate how we conduct business, manual efforts have gradually become our worst enemy. For those companies still relying on paying their suppliers manually, their inefficient practices continue...

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Franchise consultants are excellent resources for prospective franchisees. They help guide you through your complex decisions as you choose among myriad franchise options.  Historically, franchise consultants have helped franchisors develop and expand their business model, but this one-sided approach is shifting into a more comprehensive model. Today, franchise consultants provide additional benefit to those seeking...

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When you miss deadlines, you lose customers.  This fact is evident across all industries and throughout various sectors, whether you are in the business of delivering food, shipping products, or performing installation services, customers anticipate that you will deliver your product/service on time.  Fortunately, to avoid delivery-related delays and interruptions, two proven scheduling strategies exist...

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The past two years have brought forth many universal challenges leaving many of us struggling with our mental wellness. While society continues to make strides in breaking down the stigma of mental health, there is still much work to be done. Today marks World Mental Health Day 2021; to honor this day we are doing...

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Working as a salesperson today, you have a wide array of customer relationship management (CRM) software platforms to choose from. While the majority of these platforms offer many distinct features and are effective in helping you do your job, they possess the same features and capabilities that you can get in a free, already familiar...

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When was the last time someone took an objective look at your business – evaluating your strategy, deciding whether it’s still the right strategy, seeing whether your operations are in line with your strategy and objectively examining your financial results? If your answer is “not recently,” then it may be time for a strategic, operational...

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Can you believe it? Today is the first day of October – and this officially commences the nation-wide acceptance to embrace the holiday season. Whether your workplace has already set up decorations, you’re currently in the process, or have yet to begin, Halloween decor can be a fun-yet appropriate- contribution to the office. There is...

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Leading an entire business or even just a specific department is a tough job, you rely on your teammates to tell you the truth so that you can make decisions and feel confident in what is going on. While most of your employees will repay your trust with honesty, some will occasionally mix in a...

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The exorbitant volume of work recruiting is stressful under normal circumstances, and practically impossible in the era of Covid-19. Between shortlisting, administration, interviewing, reviewing, etc., additional time seems to dwindle, and the applicable expenses see a sudden spike.  All of this; only to be at the mercy of candidate no-shows at the time of interviewing...

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Whichever business stage you are in at this very moment –  startup, established, high growth – you have been faced with many tough situations up to this point, situations which have challenged your drive while simultaneously teaching you valuable lessons. While our team of business strategists at MCDA CCG believe in the power of personalization,...

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“If something seems too good to be true, then it probably is.” Whether you are a business owner, company executive, and/or entrusted manager, you dedicate yourself and your efforts to help move the establishment forward, working day in and day out. While most outside bystanders don’t see the fulfilling highs and incessant lows of running...

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Product market fit describes the event that a company develops a proven offering, whether through sales and other metrics, to meet the needs of a specific customer base. Product market fit is critical for long-term business success, and serves as a significant milestone for startups. It provides validation for the company’s offering — and for...

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We all love the idea of bonuses because “extra” or “free” stuff is incredibly hard to pass up. It’s the reason we get excited as consumers, and also why they intrigue us when considering a job offer.   However, bonuses come with a lot of caveats, too. Understanding how they work and why they’re provided in...

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Let’s flash back to the beginning of last year: while business seemed to be running normal at the start, steady changes in consumer behavior and a flood of unusual headlines serve as an indicator to the event no one expected. Jump a few months further, we suddenly began closing the doors of our businesses and...

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This has become a very common question with our clients of late. You may be wrestling with the question of whether or not to mandate a Covid-19 vaccine policy in your business. As with any situation it is best to understand all of the factors that arise from maintaining a safe work environment. Lets review...

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From the garage-sale second hands to the elite appliances sold in exclusive stores, you can expect to find a microwave in every work breakroom around the globe.  A simple yet functional machine, microwaves allow you and the rest of your associates to heat up breakfasts, lunches, and snacks quickly on the job. However, as with...

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Supply chain segmentation refers to a process where suppliers and customers are segmented into groups depending upon certain factors. Such segmentation allows supply chain management the ability to allocate resources appropriately to meet the needs of different supply chain segments. Supply chain segmentation is not new. In the 1980’s, Peter Kraljic developed a two-by-two matrix...

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When the internet began establishing itself among society and businesses followed by refining their processes to fit a digital world, you were right along with them. The truth is, those who not only adapted, but strategically leveraged the modern behavior are in a much stronger position than those who lingered-or opted out entirely.  The same...

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With a dramatic societal shift to online shopping, ecommerce businesses today are thriving in the ability to sell their products on the internet. However, a substantial increase in opportunity brings a significant increase in competition as well. Because of this, it’s imperative that ecommerce businesses set themselves apart with high quality customer service, products, competitive...

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No one likes the 3 “S” words: stale, stinky, or strong. Research proves that organization in the workplace improves functionality and productivity, but did you know that smells also contribute to our mood and work performance? Think about it, the average person spends 40 hours of their week at their workplace, that’s over 2,000 in...

Business Valuations

Earlier this month, we explored the unique ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic – and it’s government-related business assistance – now question the true valuation of a company. In the wake of today’s scandal related news, where the co-founder of a venture-backed startup has been charged with inflating the company’s revenue to convince investors to...