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Why Your Company Should Be Forecasting Financials

As businesses operate in a fast-paced and ever-changing landscape, the ability to plan for the future becomes paramount. Financial forecasting is crucial for companies of all sizes to navigate uncertainties, make informed decisions, and unlock success. In today's dynamic business environment, companies that embrace financial forecasting are better equipped to navigate uncertainties, capitalize on opportunities, and achieve long-term success. This blog post will delve into the benefits of financial forecasting and why companies should prioritize this practice.
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Top 4 Recruiting Myths And Why They're Untrue

Recruiting young talent is critical to ensuring any business's growth and sustainability. The success of any organization is often determined by the quality of its workforce, and recruiting young talent is one way to build a solid foundation for the future. Young talent can bring new ideas, fresh perspectives, and innovative solutions to the table, which can help businesses stay competitive in today's rapidly changing business landscape.
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Benefits of Business Coaching for the Manufacturing Industry

With so many mounting challenges in the manufacturing sector, business owners can feel like they’re struggling to keep up, leading to owners working harder, longer hours, and spending less time with friends and family. Hiring a business coach can be a step in the right direction to taking away some of that pressure.
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Why ESOPs Can Be a Good Fit for Agribusiness

Agribusiness is a robust and diverse industry that is at the core of American success and food security. Over time, the agriculture industry has evolved from crop tillage to precision ag, and numerous types of companies—including implements and parts manufacturers, food processors and distributors and green and renewable energy firms, among others—have contributed to this evolution.
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Remote Talent: How Does it Work?

Today, more people are opening up to remote talent than ever before due to several factors. Firstly, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the trend towards remote work, with many businesses having to adapt to new ways of working to maintain operations during lockdowns and social distancing measures. Secondly, remote talent provides businesses with greater access to skilled professionals, enabling them to find the best and most suitable candidates for their needs. This has proven particularly attractive for startups and small businesses who may not have the resources to hire full-time employees. Additionally, remote work enables individuals to work from anywhere, allowing them to choose their preferred location, reduce commute time, and better manage their work-life balance.
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Managing A Hybrid Workforce

With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional in-person work models. This shift has led many organizations to embrace hybrid work models and remote work options. Many employees have become so accustomed to remote work that companies not offering it as an option are becoming less attractive.
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Techniques For Building Employee Empowerment

It’s no secret. Empowered employees feel invested, engaged, and motivated to push forward, helping the company reach its goals. But the real question remains: what techniques can you realistically use to develop an empowered workforce? There are quite a few top considerations, from delegating responsibilities to employees, offering more opportunities for your staff to learn and grow professionally, to giving your people a voice in the direction of company or department-based goals.
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5 Methods CEOs Can Use To Combat Inflation

Inflation is a common economic challenge that can have a significant impact on businesses and their bottom line. As a CEO, it is important to understand how inflation affects your company and ways you can take steps to mitigate its effects.
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10 Ways To Retain Great Employees

Employee retention is an important measure all companies should be tracking. The cost of turnover can be astronomical – as we figured in this video. But before you can fix retention, you first have to understand why your employees may be looking for career opportunities elsewhere. Once you know why people are leaving, you have a better shot at correcting any shortcomings within the company, thus improving employee job satisfaction, improving retention, AND working your way to becoming a sought after workplace!
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Leadership Strategies for Creating an Ownership Culture

A Workplace culture in an employee-owned company is not much different than in a traditionally owned company. Your company doesn't have to provide literal "employee ownership" or stock options to establish a workplace culture of ownership. Your actions as a leader are what counts. You can take small actionable steps to develop that sense of pride, commitment, and psychological ownership within your team. Below we have listed 5 ways leaders can help increase that ownership mentality within their organizations and unleash the entrepreneur inside every employee.
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About The Great Game of Business

Our approach to running a company was developed to help close one of the biggest gaps in business: the gap between managers and employees. We call our open-book approach The Great Game of Business. What lies at the heart of The Game is a very simple proposition: The best, most efficient, most profitable way to operate a business is to give everybody in the company a voice in saying how the company is run and a stake in the outcome. Let us teach you how to develop a culture of ownership, where employees think, act and feel like owners.