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The Long Now Foundation: How Thinking About Long-Term Impact Can Help Businesses Make Better Decisions Today

The Long Now Foundation: How Thinking About Long-Term Impact Can Help Businesses Make Better Decisions Today

In a Nutshell: The Long Now Foundation offers an antidote to what Co-Founder Stewart Brand has called civilization's "pathologically short attention span." It exists to get people thinking about the future not just in days, months, and years but also in terms of millennia. Stewart and his colleagues hope that discussion about the long-term consequences of human activity will foster a sense of collective responsibility toward distant generations. The business community can also benefit... read more »

Unit4 Cloud ERP Eliminates Repetitive Tasks and Streamlines Back-Office Functions that Cost Finserv Companies Time and Money

Unit4 Cloud ERP Eliminates Repetitive Tasks and Streamlines Back-Office Functions that Cost Finserv Companies Time and Money

In a Nutshell: Companies have used enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for decades to organize and execute back-office processes like HR, payroll, and accounting. Advances in technology in recent years have increased the usefulness of these programs by automating repetitive tasks and eliminating the need for human interaction with the software. Unit4 is leading the innovative charge with a cloud-based ERP that features its digital assistant, Wanda. The ERP runs on a single... read more »

12 Best Business Credit Cards for New Businesses in 2019

12 Best Business Credit Cards for New Businesses in 2019

For every new business owner, there are certain moments that really make you stop and think, "Wow! I made a business." And more than simply magic moments, these events are also important milestones reached by a budding business. Perhaps surprising, however, is that many of these moments are just that — momentary. These are fleeting things like opening the first piece of mail at your brand new location, handing out your first business card with its painstakingly created logo, and... read more »

N2Growth Helps Businesses Combine Strategy & Innovation for a Consumer-First Approach to Digital Transformation

N2Growth Helps Businesses Combine Strategy & Innovation for a Consumer-First Approach to Digital Transformation

In a Nutshell: Businesses must both adapt and innovate to maintain a competitive advantage — but many take a haphazard approach that doesn’t protect the future. N2Growth, a leadership development and advisory firm founded in 2005, helps CEOs and executives balance innovation with sustainable growth strategies. By focusing on strategy, talent and organizational structure, N2Growth applies proven methodologies across numerous industries and practice areas. N2Growth helps create... read more »

McKinsey & Company’s Management and Operations Consulting Helps Banks Meet Strategic, Organizational, and Performance Demands

McKinsey & Company’s Management and Operations Consulting Helps Banks Meet Strategic, Organizational, and Performance Demands

In a Nutshell: Success cannot be measured solely by looking at a company’s bottom line. Many global financial service providers boast long histories and client lists, but struggle to achieve the growth needed to compete with modern online and non-traditional service providers. Consulting giant McKinsey & Company uses decades of experience and a database of objective information to help clients assess their current business performance, and compare their achievements with those... read more »

6 Best 2% Cash Back Business Credit Cards of 2019

6 Best 2% Cash Back Business Credit Cards of 2019

Businesses are expensive. Depending on the size of your business, you could be looking at a yearly cost of between $600 and $1,800 per employee, on vital supplies, including office supplies, tech equipment, janitorial supplies, and breakroom products. And that's before you add in any of the other dozens of necessities that add to a business's overhead. One of the simplest things you can do to find a little wiggle room in your business budget is to make sure that your business credit... read more »

Grant Thornton Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Consultants’ People-First Approach in Helping Financial Service Clients Tackle Automation & Technology

Grant Thornton Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Consultants’ People-First Approach in Helping Financial Service Clients Tackle Automation & Technology

In a Nutshell: Technological advances are changing the way companies in all industries conduct business and interact with customers. Financial service firms face high consumer demand for multiple channels of always-on account access. To meet these needs, many turn to outside consulting firms with experience in handling the latest technology and automation solutions. One of the most sought after companies is Grant Thornton, an audit, tax, and advisory services firm that ranks among... read more »

OwnLocal: Helping SMBs Reach Broad Audiences Through Modern Online Marketing Campaigns That Meet Business Budgets

OwnLocal: Helping SMBs Reach Broad Audiences Through Modern Online Marketing Campaigns That Meet Business Budgets

In a Nutshell: Every day, American small businesses close their doors for the last time, usually from a lack of funds or consumer demand. A solid, focused — and affordable — advertising plan could have prevented many of those closures. OwnLocal serves more than 250,000 SMBs worldwide with a platform that takes traditional offline advertising and converts it into online marketing campaigns that are attractive and effective in reaching target audiences. The company’s services... read more »

Volusion Payments Powered by Chase® Aims to Revolutionize Online Payment Processing for SMBs with Transaction Fees as Low as 2.4%

Volusion Payments Powered by Chase® Aims to Revolutionize Online Payment Processing for SMBs with Transaction Fees as Low as 2.4%

In a Nutshell: Today’s entrepreneurs must focus as much on customer experience as they do on the products and services they deliver if they want to grow and thrive. Online retailers are dependent on positive reviews from customers, even if they have minimal interaction with them. A beautiful website design that is secure and easy to checkout increases your chances of success in a growing online marketplace. The numbers tell the story. Digital sales accounted for $1 in every $7 of... read more »

Brightcove’s Video Products Allow Financial Institutions to Market to Customers without Security or Compliance Worries

Brightcove’s Video Products Allow Financial Institutions to Market to Customers without Security or Compliance Worries

In a Nutshell: Businesses in all industries turn to online video every day to get their message out to potential customers.  With advances in technology, businesses require expertise in marketing analytics and security so their videos are delivered, consumed, and interacted with to their best potential. Brightcove, an industry leader in content delivery and hosting has become the solution that many top financial firms turn to publish, host, and secure their internal and external... read more »