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Is Your Company Growing Too Fast?

When business picks up particularly after challenging periods like our recent recession, it’s easy to overlook basic financials. It’s even easier to overlook less obvious financials like the Sustainable Growth Rate. The SGR calculates the rate of growth your business … Continue reading

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Tucson CEO’s Participate in Vistage International–Wall Street Journal Small Business Leadership Survey

The WSJ/Vistage Small Business CEO Confidence Index was 91.7 in July—down from 100, which was the baseline set in June. Below are some key highlights from the July WSJ/Vistage Small Business CEO Survey: 28% of CEOs say current economic conditions … Continue reading

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How Do You Spot the Future?

This month’s issue of Wired Magazine offers seven suggestions. Look for Cross Pollinators Surf the Exponentials Favor the Liberators Give Points for Audacity Bank on Openness Demand Deep Design Spend Time with Time Wasters Read the  full article here.

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Why Your Business Needs A Peer-Advisory Group

Peer-advisory groups discuss some of the tough issues that your business faces every day, such as investments, uncertainties, moral conflicts and accountability. On this week’s episode of The CEO TV Show, Rafael Pastor, CEO of Vistage International, discusses peer-advisory groups and … Continue reading

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Results of the First Quarter 2012 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Are In

The Vistage CEO Confidence Index was 105.1 in the 1st quarter 2012 survey, up from 98.8 in Q4 and 83.5 in Q3 of last year. Below are some key highlights from the Q1 Vistage CEO Confidence Index: 75% of CEOs … Continue reading

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Futurist David Houle on How Business Leaders Should Prepare for Success in the Next Decade

Houle calls 2010-2020 the “Transformation Decade,” during which businesses will need to leave 20th century business principles behind and adapt to the changing global economy or risk becoming less competitive. According to Houle, qualities business leaders need to have during … Continue reading

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2012 To Be a Recovery Year, Recession Possible in 2014

“2012 is going to be a recovery year … and it’s going be a year of economic expansion in the U.S.,” states Alan Beaulieu, the CEO of the Institute for Trend Research (ITR). Alan and brother Brian Beaulieu, the President … Continue reading

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12 Trends That Will Define Business in the New Normal

From Vistage Village, Thanks to Editor Paul Diamond Introduction “Business as usual” is undergoing a transformation brought on by changing consumer tastes and dramatic economic pressures. Companies now have to find new ways to appeal to consumers scarred by the … Continue reading

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How Do You Stack Up Against 14,000 Other Small and Mid-Size CEO’s?

Vistage International hosts a membership of 14,000 CEO’s company  Presidents, Business Owners and Senior Executives. Each quarter we survey them to garner their take on the economy, their plans for hiring and capital spendign, and expansion, and their general confidence that that … Continue reading

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