In today’s economic climate, successful small businesses need to overcome an array of challenges. Client dependence, legal issues, small business financing… as an entrepreneur, where can you find the information you need to help inform your decisions? In the small business management community, discover how you can create a successful small business from the business plan up!
With competition growing each year, how can your business stay on top? Join industry experts as they share insight on the importance of business communications and discuss how proper utilization can help you improve efficiencies and productivity that could result in increased ROI.
Over 96% of small businesses fail within 10 years. In today's hypercompetitive environment, innovation and marketing are driving the growth for businesses, making it imperative for small business owners to understand everything from financial planning to technology operation. Join experts from key business management fields as they share how to stay competitive and profitable by retaining the top talent, building a compelling marketing strategy and implementing technology that enables innovation.
Due to economic factors, small and medium businesses (SMBs) have underinvested in technology for the last two to three years. This results in them having to either replace some of their oldest technology or face increasing maintenance costs and the possibility that their systems breaking down. Hear from leading SMB experts as they look into how they found the balance of meeting business and technology demands to increase efficiency while still keeping costs manageable. They will explore opportunities with cloud-based services and mobile technologies as well as best practices on adopting new approaches to IT security models.
How can small and medium businesses (SMBs) overcome the challenges of today’s market? How can you manage finances and get the funding you need to grow while recruiting and retaining your most talented employees? As companies expand, maintaining corporate culture and adhering to legal obligations can become increasingly difficult. Hear from leading business experts as they examine ways to achieve financially sustainable growth while remaining true to one’s mission and employees.
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Are you a professional services business with big growth plans? We're looking for go-ahead private sector businesses with the most innovative growth plans - and the top 10 will each win: A free Value Engineering benchmarking assessment from leading business software provider SAP - worth £35,000 Free publicity during and after the competition The opportunity to receive a free implementation and a year's free subscription to the SAP Business ByDesign on-demand solution - worth a further £53,000
Your company’s technology strategy needs to be as current and flexible to meet your growing needs as any other function within your business. Hear from leading thought leaders as they explore opportunities and options to transform SMBs through technology while ensuring that all aspects of the business are secure. Presentations will cover the security issues a growing business should be aware of, the benefits and risks of outsourcing IT, and provide tips on upgrading your technology to increase efficiency while lowering costs.
At this upcoming summit, learn how to carve out a holistic brand strategy and support it in this world of digital media. Leading industry experts and SMB veterans will also provide insights into how to best generate new business opportunities and optimize your current marketing efforts to compete more effectively.
Planning the business strategy for your small and medium business has become quite a challenge. Hear from leading SMB experts with a proven track record in growing a SMB, by attracting investors and having a strategic planning process in place to ensure a sustained and controlled growth, preparing your business for what may come.
On the week of April 19-23, 2010, leaders from business, government, academia and the legal profession will converge to discuss the best ways to capitalize on the movement towards green and sustainable business practices. Engaged audiences will find out how going green
can increase profitability and make business operations more efficient while hearing about the latest trends from some of the world's most innovative thought leaders.