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  • SMB recovery on hold despite increase in CEO confidence [Q4 2020 CEO Confidence Index]
    by Joe Galvin on January 13, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    “Hold please” is one of the most frustrating things you can hear when trying to resolve a problem. After wading through the voice response system to finally get to a human, getting placed on hold means everything stops for a... The post SMB recovery on hold despite increase in CEO confidence [Q4 2020 CEO Confidence Index] appeared first on Vistage Research Center.

  • What to spend on marketing in 2021: A story of a digital revolution
    by Marc Emmer on January 12, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    As we turn the page on a year we would all like to forget, we look forward to more productive days ahead. In our annual evaluation of marketing trends, we turn to the bellwether of marketing spending —the CMO Study... The post What to spend on marketing in 2021: A story of a digital revolution appeared first on Vistage Research Center.

  • Hiring plans increase 12 points for small businesses [WSJ/Vistage Dec 2020]
    by Anne Petrik on January 8, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Highlights: Hiring plans increase significantly over last month; 67% of small businesses report plans to increase their workforce in the year ahead compared to 55% in November. Optimism about the U.S. economy on the rise with 56% of small businesses... The post Hiring plans increase 12 points for small businesses [WSJ/Vistage Dec 2020] appeared first on Vistage Research Center.

  • 7 ways a CEO can develop as a leader
    by Vistage Staff on January 5, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    For many CEOs, leadership development is an ongoing challenge, and not just because they’re short on time. The problem comes from having too many options for leadership development, and too few ways to measure the ROI of those methods. How... The post 7 ways a CEO can develop as a leader appeared first on Vistage Research Center.

  • 8 things for small businesses to know about coronavirus relief bill [video]
    by Joe Galvin on December 29, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    With just days left in what will be one of the most memorable years of our lifetime, a new relief bill has been signed that will offer Americans the support they need to make it through the darkest time of... The post 8 things for small businesses to know about coronavirus relief bill [video] appeared first on Vistage Research Center.

  • Vistage CEOs on 6 hard business lessons learned in 2020
    by Vistage Staff on December 28, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    CEOs who led their companies through 2020 will look back on this time and remember their toughest moments in leadership. Businesses faced a variety of challenges — disrupted supply chains, closed sites, full remote workforces, and new online methods of... The post Vistage CEOs on 6 hard business lessons learned in 2020 appeared first on Vistage Research Center.