Donors and grant administrators are often faced with difficult decisions when selecting the local and/or smaller nonprofit(s) to which they’ll donate; they all seem to have worthwhile causes. One helpful selection criterion is to find out how well the nonprofit is managed and if the board and staff are “running it like a business.” While nonprofits ARE different from traditional for-profit businesses, the good news is that many of them have adopted some or all of the following tools that help businesses succeed.
Aikido, a Japanese martial art developed by O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba in Japan in the mid-20th century, arose from O’Sensei’s study of a variety of martial traditions which he synthesized into the art that became aikido. Literally, the harmonious (“ai”) energy (“ki”) way (“do”), aikido is known as the “art of peace.” It is sometimes described as a “soft” form, but that is something of a misnomer as the techniques involve strikes, throws, pins, and parries alongside redirection, awareness, and conflict resolution methods.
Dr. Jason Champagne, owner-dentist at Champagne Family Dentistry, has grown the family practice for the past sixteen years. Join us on June 21 as Dr. Jason discusses the challenges and necessary sacrifices required to grow a brand, and how to move from ‘the work’ to ‘the business.’
Did you know that digital media has surpassed television as the primary entertainment channel? It has! It’s also our primary communication channel. It’s absolutely essential in 2017 to ensure you have a high performing website in order to continue to gain new customers and grow your business. Learn more by downloading Chad’s excellent PPT presentation.
Today’s customers look to social media to give brands direct feedback – good or bad. Learn how to use each social media outlet as a customer service opportunity from Allegra, Client Strategist at The Abbi Agency.
You’ve probably heard how important systems/processes are to your business, and most likely you have lots of systems now. Examples might include how you market, sell, deliver your product/service, do your accounting and so forth. And if you’re like most business people, you may have run into some process/system challenges. Here’s a few symptoms: You get asked the same questions, over and over; you keep dealing with the same mistakes; you find yourself asking “How the heck did that happen?” or you find yourself doing things that you hate doing but you have to because…
Exhibitor booth registration is now open for the 6th annual Governor’s Conference on Business. This year the event will take place at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada on August 17, 2017. Be sure to visit NCET’s booth at the event.