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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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How many times have you looked at an advertisement and thought, “How did they think that was a good idea?” Well, more often than not, you are not the only one with that same thought. Below we have compiled a list of, in our professional opinion, the worst marketing failures in the last decade, as...

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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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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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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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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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Probably the biggest headlines today are those attributing to the global power outages of popular social media apps such as Instagram, Facebook, and Whatsapp.  These consumer favorite platforms used by businesses to collaborate with others and easily communicate with their consumers have fallen into widespread technical difficulties.  While these major conglomerates continue working to reload...

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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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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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“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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Who here remembers the dreaded group projects in school? Whether your group was assigned by your instructor or you had the ability to choose your team, there were always those few procrastination-prone individuals who would dump their work onto the rest of the team members.  “Group projects teach you the team skills you will need...

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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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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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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...