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  • Competing for talent in 2019? Ask yourself these 6 questions
    by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on February 19, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Now that there are more job openings than people to fill them, 2019 is the time to get really serious about being the best company you can possibly be. This year we see the rise of the individual, where top talent takes over the catbird seat — able to pick where they want to work ... The post Competing for talent in 2019? Ask yourself these 6 questions appeared first on Vistage Research Center. […]

  • 3 key takeaways from ‘CEO Projections for 2019’
    by Joe Galvin on February 12, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    After riding high on optimism in 2018, many CEOs of small and midsize businesses say they feel the tide is turning for the U.S. economy — and choppier waters may lie ahead for their companies. That’s according to data from the Q4 2018 Vistage CEO Confidence Index survey, which polled 1,257 CEOs from small and ... The post 3 key takeaways from ‘CEO Projections for 2019’ appeared first on Vistage Research Center. […]

  • Small biz CEO confidence in economy falls 21% in one year, shows Jan. 2019 WSJ/Vistage survey
    by Joe Galvin on February 7, 2019 at 7:49 pm

      The economic optimism of small business CEOs has dropped significantly in the past year, according to new data from the Wall Street Journal/Vistage Small Business CEO Survey. The survey, which polled 765 small business CEOs between January 8-14, recorded a CEO Confidence Index of 95.2. This represents a decline of 21% from last January, ... The post Small biz CEO confidence in economy falls 21% in one year, shows Jan. 2019 WSJ/Vistage survey appeared first on Vistage Research Center. […]

  • Agile: forget the buzzwords, use the tools to drive performance
    by Bill Fotsch and John Case on February 4, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    These days, management thinkers and big-company executives are all touting the virtues of agile. But what is agile? Agile is a philosophy and a set of management tools that first took hold in corporate IT departments. Instead of following conventional approaches to software design—one step after the other in carefully planned lockstep—developers broke projects down ... The post Agile: forget the buzzwords, use the tools to drive performance appeared first on Vistage Research Center. […]

  • Beef up your cybersecurity with this 5-point checklist
    by Joe Galvin on January 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Cyberthreats are a clear and present danger for every business. As sudden as a heart attack, a cyberattack can compromise your computers or highjack your wire transfers — leading to rapid loss of cash, data, records, leadership credibility, employees and customer trust. Small and midsize companies are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks. Hackers consider them soft targets because they tend to hold valuable ... The post Beef up your cybersecurity with this 5-point checklist appeared first on Vistage Research Center. […]

  • 3 ways to prepare your business to withstand the next recession
    by Joe Galvin on January 31, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Is a recession on the horizon? Many economists think so. In May 2018, half of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics said they predict a recession by late 2019 or early 2020. Two-thirds said they predict a recession by the end of 2020. A few factors are contributing to this outlook. For one, the nation ... The post 3 ways to prepare your business to withstand the next recession appeared first on Vistage Research Center. […]