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Strategic Planning

By Tim Connor, Rodeo! Performance Group, Inc.

Concerned, nervous, panicky, discouraged; any of these terms could describe the feelings of American manufacturing companies when considering their offshore competition. But being competitive involves a LOT more than just cutting prices, and there are actually several areas where U.S. companies can look to compete. Let’s see what those are.

American companies…

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Strategic Planning

By Tim Connor, Rodeo! Performance Group, Inc.

When you develop a Business Strategy or Business Plan, one of the first activities you should carry out is an assessment of what’s going on outside your business. If you do it right, it will make the internal planning for your business much easier and immensely more effective.

When my two oldest boys were small, one of their favorite games was What’s Down There?…

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Workforce Focus

By Tim Connor, Rodeo! Performance Group, Inc.

Staff turnover can kill a business. Not only does it negatively affect morale among remaining staff, but it sabotages customer satisfaction, productivity, revenue, and the business’s ability to grow.

Finding the right staff is critical, as we discussed in the article Finding Staff to Complement Your Business. But what about keeping good staff? Is it important? Is…

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Workforce Focus

By Tim Connor, Rodeo! Performance Group, Inc.

Businesses today are facing significant challenges and shortages of qualified staff. Finding and keeping good staff is critical.

How important are staff to your business? That’s sort of a basic question, because everyone knows that without staff you can’t do your own job. But really, how important do we consider our staff? After all, they haven’t been to…

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Workforce Focus

By Tim Connor, Rodeo! Performance Group, Inc.

Hiring the right people and reducing turnover, two important steps. But building staff into a team is the challenge that will set your business above your competition.

Suppose you’ve made the effort to decide what kind of people you’re seeking for your business, and you’ve even gone to the trouble of making sure you hire staff who match those criteria. Is that…

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