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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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Automating your business processes is a critical step in scaling growth and expansion. There are so many different opportunities that arise through automation. There are still a large amount of business specific tasks that need individual attention to continue prospering. Business process automation helps those individual minds focus on their specific talent areas instead of...

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There are two options when purchasing assets with a useful life of greater than one year. 1) Expense 2) Capitalize Capitalized assets are referred to as fixed assets and represent tangible property and equipment with a useful life of more than a year (except collection items and assets held for investment purposes) that meet or...

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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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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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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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As a startup, cash is everything. The longer you can make it last, the better. Yet we come across many startups that seem to manage cash flow by the seat of their pants. The result can be tumultuous, with startups running dangerously low on cash, forcing founders to go without pay, dip into their personal...

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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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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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More than likely, you are reading this here hoping to gain insights into the objectives of performance management. If so, you might know what performance management actually means. To the uninitiated, performance management is simply described as: A continuous process that seeks to identify, measure and develop workforce performance. Using our best guess and a...

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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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SPAC vs IPO An initial public offering (IPO)- or stock market launch – is a type of public offering where shares of a private company are sold to institutional investors and retail (individual) investors for the first time; an IPO is underwritten by one or more investment banks, also known as the underwriting syndicate, and...

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What initially started out as a platform for communities to share their voices, celebrate life achievements, and connect with others, has now exploded into a new method for businesses to reach their customers. Without a doubt, every business joining the social media world hopes to gain traction and see immediate success from it, so what’s...

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Once their business reaches a peak of success in its core industry, many business owners look with enthusiasm to expand their brand into other industries. If this is how you feel at the moment, hear us out before proceeding. The Covid-19 pandemic and it’s counterparts have introduced new methods of working, living, and socializing; resulting...

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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...

Cyberattacks have been flooding media headlines lately but have you notice the other headlines flooding media headlines?

Cyberattacks have been flooding media headlines lately – but have you noticed the other momentum fueled reports gaining rapid attention?  Possibly, these other, more ample headlines cover record funding rounds by companies aiming to protect against all of these cyberattacks. Startups in general have experienced a remarkable explosion in funding this year but cybersecurity seems...

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Technology continues to evolve at impressive speeds while dramatically enhancing our daily, school, and working lives. (and eliminating many professions in the process) Technological achievements we wouldn’t have thought possible in the past-self driving cars and personal computers in our hands- are standards for the newer generation. While it’s doubtful most of us would prefer...

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Gantt charts: how deep does your knowledge/experience of this project management tool go? A resource that heavily lies on the side of complexity, you may have some questions regarding this effective visual recourse. Questions along the lines of: What exactly is it? When should I be using them? How should I be creating them? First,...

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In the event of change, varying human behaviors and preferences ignite different reactions in different individuals. In the workplace, this is especially true.  When faced with change in the organization, employees generally fall into 3 groups: Group 1: Often referred to as the early adopter group, individuals in this category are open and willing to...

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By now, it’s well proven that eating a nutritious lunch increases your productivity and improves your focus throughout the day; but did you know that where you eat can also directly effect your health? In America, a false misconception implies the notion that the more work you do the better, encouraging individuals eat their lunches...