Monthly Archives: October 2012

WINNING THROUGH COLLABORATION

In mid-October the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranked Oregon number 4 in its evaluation of states on policies, programs and activities. Derek Smith, CEO of Clean Energy Works Oregon, a public-private partnership whose mission is to  create jobs and save energy via residential energy efficiency remodels, attributes this good news to the collaboration among public entities, utilities, private lenders, businesses, non-profits and individuals.…

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Show Me the Money – Small-business Financing Alternatives

If you are a start-up or in the development stage you know how hard it is (if not impossible) to obtain financing from the well-known traditional sources.  Banks may require a certain number of years of profitable operations, collateral and a personal guarantee before making a loan. …

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Planning for Growth Part V: THE GROWTH PLANNING PROCESS – START WITH THE MARKET

Earlier I wrote about creating a more sophisticated, comprehensive planning and forecasting process. The quarterly Goals and Objectives process is a great way to engage your employees in creating and sharing their ideas for supporting the company’s growth. It’s a foundation, and people will expand on it.…

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