What's the best way to get more referral business? It's by writing a thank-you letter. Here's how it works: First, you get a referral. I know — I'm as surprised as you are, but sometimes it happens. Someone liked you, and somewhere down the line they passed on...
Last week, Oct. 19-25, was proclaimed National Forest Products Week by President Barack Obama. The proclamation...
Don Clampitt, NPTA immediate past chairman, was recently featured in Board Forward, SmithBucklin’s e-newsletter for volunteer board members. Clampitt spoke on how making difficult decisions led to growth and strategic focus for NPTA.
Today most executives recognize that sustainability must be integrated into their organization's core strategy — not to say that they necessarily understand why. In fact, too many are still content wearing some kind of sustainability PR badge just because the "about...
On the face of it, a deluge of business information might not seem much of a threat to our sanity. But the reality is quite different. As so often noted in this space, the surging tide of bits and bytes streamed to us every day has overwhelmed our ability to process and...
In the world of supply chains, signing on a new partner or trading partner has typically marked the beginning of a marathon. Whether by Electronic Data Interchange, EDIFACT, cXML, ebXML, value added networks, portals, or the rest of the alphabet soup of connectivity approaches,...
Any business today will tell you that getting your marketing messages out there has never been easier. Knowing who will see it, and how they will respond to it, however, is an altogether more complex task. Some might call it a science. Marketing...
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