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  • Succession Planning and Why You Need One

    Succession planning is not an issue that many organizations address in any systematic way. Organizations facing daily challenges ensure that thinking about who the next executive director might be or what would happen if the director of finance suddenly left is not high on their priority list. There are many reasons why organizations need to be thinking ab...

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  • Stratfors’ 2016 3rd Quarter Forecast

    August 2016, has already seen a year of dramatic events.  In June there were over 18 events that rocked the world including the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (BREXIT).  We thought it would be of use to everyone to see what the analysts are expecting to happen in the next few months, as we are in a Global economy and these situations aff...

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  • Business Risks:  Do you know yours?

    Business Risks: Do you know yours?

    Businesses face all kinds of risks, some of which can cause serious loss of profits or even bankruptcy. But while all large companies have extensive “risk management” departments, smaller businesses tend not to look at the issue in such a systematic way. Risk means that there is a chance that you won’t receive a return on your investment. It i...

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  • Year End Checklist for your Business

    What do we think of when we think of fiscal year end? Taxes! What else? That’s why for businesses, year-end is the perfect time to do your business planning for the following year. You’re already dealing with the books so why not do some analysis and make some decisions to ensure that your business prospers over the coming year? This year end ...

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  • Focus on Value, Not Price

    Have you ever considered lowering your prices in order to increase sales or remain competitive? We deal with this question with our customers on a daily basis, and work to ensure that our clients don’t fall into a ‘commodity’. Alternatively we see clients putting pricing up and losing business that they cannot afford to lose. The trouble is that the an...

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