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April 2020

CORE CATALYSTS Rapid Cash Management (RCM) Assessment

We’re all in uncharted territory with the Covid-19 pandemic. Companies that last through this crisis will have Executives who rapidly assessed these new circumstances, recognized patterns and opportunities, and acted with urgency to take immediate action to pivot and financially secure their companies. Those that don’t may not survive … Right now, your company’s responsibility […]

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March 2020

9 Steps to Reduce Risks in Global Supply Chains

Many companies embrace global supply chains for the financial and competitive advantages they offer. Some have no choice because the raw materials or products they require only exist or are manufactured in certain parts of the world. But, for all the benefits associated with global supply chains, there are also risks. Those risks include transportation […]

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March 2020

Are You Scenario Planning Around the Coronavirus?

Without wanting to further add to the concern and hysteria around COVID-19 (aka the Coronavirus), fears that there might be a widespread epidemic here in the US are causing widespread business uncertainty (just look at the swings in the stock market the last few days). This raises questions on how well prepared many business are […]

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March 2020

Inside the Mind of a Consultant…

Once you understand what is going on in the mind of a Consultant, it becomes a lot easier to make sense of what they are doing and why. So why not take a moment and come step inside a Consultants brain (don’t worry, it’s a bright and fun place to spend some time). Editor’s Note: […]

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February 2020

Three Reasons Why It Pays To Have An External Perspective

  People sometimes ask me “why do companies hire consultants like you?” There are many reasons, but the one I most often point to when answering why companies hire (and get high returns on their investment from) consultants is this: because they want, like, or need an external perspective … Think about it like this: […]

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November 2019

Making Budgets Work

Leadership and Accountability Drives Results. During the year end period most companies are spending lots of resources to prepare sales forecasts, expense budgets, cash flow projections and production or manpower plans.  The best companies view this process as an integral part of their business plan for the upcoming year.  Others view it as a general […]

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November 2019

Beyond Shareholder Value

What is the purpose of your business?   That question is more than a discussion topic for an MBA class. You must know the answer for your business to make the right decisions about whom to hire, how to operate and what priorities to set. For generations, many American businesses operated according to the business […]

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November 2019

2020 will be here soon – Are you planning for it or winging it?

It is that time of year when many organizations are making strategic decisions about the coming year. Whether you approach planning formally or informally, there are many ways to skin the cat.  What is most important is that you have a workable plan and not just a laundry list of tasks. When that happens, according […]

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October 2019

System Assessment, Selection & Implementation – Part 2

Series Overview   In this blog series we will explore the full process that financial institutions face deciding on the best course of action for modernizing their current information technology. As with any complex situation it makes sense to it break down. By doing so we can readily understand the process and with this understanding […]

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October 2019

System Assessment, Selection & Implementation – Part 1

Series Overview   In this blog series we will explore the full process that financial institutions face deciding on the best course of action for modernizing their current information technology.  As with any complex situation it makes sense to it break down.  By doing so we can readily understand the process and with this understanding […]

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