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Debunked: 4 dangerous myths about cyberattack

When cyberattacks make the headlines, it is usually the big, far-reaching kind that affect FedEx, Boeing, Target. and their customers, it is usually a big, these are the kinds of companies that make headlines — multinational companies with billion-dollar revenues and thousands of employees. Problem is, this news coverage makes small and midsize businesses think they’re safe from cyberattacks, when the opposite is true.

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How to connect employees with your company’s mission

Most employees want to do the right thing. They want their company to succeed. But even the best employees with the best intentions need to know where to go. Without direction, there’s a lot of noise that can keep your employees – and ultimately, your company – from getting ahead.

Kill the static. Follow these steps to connect your employees with a clear mission, guided by a strong vision and values.

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Groei & Strategie

SMB CEO projections for 2018

If the CEO or CFO of a multi-billion dollar company wants to get a good idea of where the United States business climate is trending, he should take a look at the plans of the country’s small and midsize businesses (SMBs).

If an entrepreneur starting a home-based business wants to get a better idea of where the United States business climate is trending, he also should take a look at the plans of — you guessed it — U.S. SMBs.

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Sales & Marketing

Take 2 simple steps to double-digit growth

There is no need to sacrifice your entire marketing strategy or your sales tactics if you want a fresh approach to ramping up your business growth. Instead, look to the resources you already have — your current satisfied customers. A customer referral strategy generates growth from a pool of targets who already know and support your product or service.

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Human Resources

How to connect employees with your company’s mission

Most employees want to do the right thing. They want their company to succeed. But even the best employees with the best intentions need to know where to go. Without direction, there’s a lot of noise that can keep your employees – and ultimately, your company – from getting ahead.

Kill the static. Follow these steps to connect your employees with a clear mission, guided by a strong vision and values.

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7 strategies to turbo-charge employee development

Grow your workforce, yes. But be careful that the workforce growth does not outstrip that of customer demand. This is the essence of managed, concerted, strategic growth.

Leaders who participated in the latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index appear to be on the right track, with regard to workforce growth. According to analysis of the Q1 2018 survey, 79 percent of CEOs from small and midsize businesses anticipate revenue growth over the next 12 months, and 64 percent say they plan to increase their headcount. In fact, half of these companies indicate they are hiring this quarter.

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