The Research Design Associates Blog

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In 2015 Not-For-Profit Organizations Face A Brave New World

Most for-profit businesses have recognized that it is essential to do business differently post-recession in an Internet environment. Looking at the not-for-profit world it seems this lesson may not be so obvious. While the long hard road out of the 2008 recession may be close to ending for US companies, the path may extend substantially further for nonprofits.


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Budgeting Your Vision

Visioning is the cornerstone of every successful company. Your vision is the framework upon which you build a successful business.Creating a meaningful vision is essential to how you focus in the coming year. Your vision for your company is the process of putting a pricetag on what you want your company to be in the comming year.

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The Sales Murder Mystery

Are you serious about killing sales performance in your organization? Here are the top 10 fool proof methods for killing your sales team’s performance.

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Delay wastes monetary resources (interest payments) and even worse, we lose the ability to get “our ox out of the ditch” and to get ahead of our competitors (opportunity cost). In my opinion, lost opportunity is the real crime because it never comes back. We must move on. In a world that is changing in exponential dimensions with emerging economic power houses, dwindling resources, out-sourcing of American jobs, population explosions, unstable governments, terrorist concerns… We need new ideas - a new road map. My business model is broken, the fundamentals are there, but what are my buyers thinking? Answers for the future are not always the tried and true ones we all used forever.

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What Skills Does A Small Business Need From A New Hire?

Employers with an eye on future are looking to new hires with new technology skills. Those organizations that will thrive during the anticipated slow recovery will be those which embrace the emerging and rapidly developing technologies associated with the interactive internet. Post recession businesses will conduct major portions of their development, marketing, sales, ordering, product and services acquisition and delivery as well as communication on the web. Leadership based on collaborative working groups enables utilization of the best talent (from anywhere in the world) and is rapidly decreasing development time and costs.

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