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FTC’s Message to all CEOs: Do All You Can to Prevent Cyber Breaches or You Will Be Held Accountable

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The Federal Trade Commission’s longstanding effort to establish itself as the primary federal regulator of cybersecurity survived its first appellate ...

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Should You be Hiring a ‘Chief Accounting Officer’?

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Thanks to more stringent monitoring and regulation of corporate financial statements, there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of American companies adding a “chief accounting officer” to the C-suite. The purpose of the CAO is to assist the CFO in all aspects of accounting and regulatory compliance.   

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It’s Time to Adapt Your Sales Team’s Compensation to the New Era of ‘Team’ Sales

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A new era of sales is ushering in that will eliminate of over 1 million jobs from B2B sales over the next five years, according to Forrester, and companies need to adapt their sales strategies now to better position themselves for the selling model of the future.

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Boards: Choose a CEO for Long-Term Growth, Not Just a Turnaround

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It seems a familiar story these days—a company on rocky ground for a few quarters suddenly finds itself rudderless as the chief executive is let go or departs for greener pastures. In the resulting vacuum, the pressure to make an immediate hire can be intense. But companies are well served to think carefully about whether they truly need a "corporate savior" who can devise and carry out a turnaround strategy in short order, or whether a long-term leader is better suited to lead the company back to market success.

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5 Steps to Making Your Strategic Initiatives a Reality

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According to Franklin Covey, one of the biggest reasons companies do not achieve their strategic objectives is because they have too many strategic initiatives going on at the same time. In this article, we will discuss how to go about choosing the strategic initiative that will have the most impact on your organization and provide you a time-tested and proven system for making your strategic vision a reality.

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Seattle CEO Who Set Firm’s Minimum Wage to $70G Says He Has Hit Hard Times

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The Seattle CEO who reaped a publicity bonanza when he boosted the salaries of his employees to a minimum of $70,000 a year says he has fallen on hard times. Dan Price, 31, tells the New York Times that things have gotten so bad he’s been forced to rent out his house.

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Mid-Market CEOs Have an Opportunity to Harness the Growing Contingent Workforce

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Contingent, contract and limited-time white-collar project workers are understandably more and more popular with big companies, which are watching head counts, and with small companies, which often lack the resources to make full-time hires.

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Moving Beyond the Core Makes Sense for Many Mid-Market Firms

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Big-company CEOs increasingly are being strafed by activist investors and others for moving too far afield of their core businesses, and many are simplifying their organizations as a result. But mid-market chiefs and many of their counterparts at Fortune 1000 companies still have good reasons to move beyond their corporate core.

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Mid-sized Companies Have Greater Access to Capital and Ability to Grow

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U.S. mid-sized firms are increasingly able to access capital today, and are generally more optimistic now than at any other time in the last three years, according to results of the latest Dun & Bradstreet and Pepperdine Private Capital Access Index, released in July.

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Mid-Marketers Can Leverage Big Data Without Breaking the Bank

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Big Data can be used to boost companies’ bottom lines without having to invest huge sums of money in expensive technology. And with more limited funds than their larger counterparts, this strategy would be especially beneficial for mid-market firms.

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Mid-Market Firms Have Higher Risks Related to Cyber Attacks Than Larger Companies

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In two recent studies, one from The Hartford and another from Travelers, the majority of respondents consider cyber intrusion a major risk. Of mid-market firms in the Hartford study, 43% have already experienced a cyber attack. Yet, of those surveyed by Travelers, just 44% said they have the financial resources to recover from one.

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