The study on the impacts of CSR on SME competitiveness was prepared in frame of the research at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
Many potential start-up businesses are daunted by the prospect of writing a business plan. But it is not a difficult process – and a good business plan focuses the mind as well as helping to secure finance and support.
Creating and maintaining valuable contacts is paramount to enable SMEs to support and strengthen their business development objectives.
In today’s performance-driven economic environment it is necessary for all businesses to focus their time, talent and energy on their core business.
Today the business environment is very competitive. Organizations need considerable financial strength and constant innovation to both survive and thrive. It may be a wise move for firms to partner with other businesses to stay competitive and boost business prospects.
Small businesses can see a number of benefits by improving energy efficiency and reducing overall gas and electricity consumption. While the main and often most obvious incentive for reducing energy consumption is saving money, there are also a few other benefits that are less often considered.
A SWOT analysis is a tool for companies to assess the industry and to develop strategies to remain competitive. This is a simple way to focus aspects of the company and business sector and to organize the findings to evaluate the current status of the business, future prospects and the economic climate.
For the owner of a closely held business, the end of the calendar year is usually a time for strategic planning. One of the most important decisions to be made during this time is how to best grow your business in the new year and beyond.
The road to sustained success begins with the answer to this simple question: “Who are you?”
John Donahoe, the chief executive of eBay knew something was up when his firm’s security team advised him in 2008 not to attend a conference for sellers on safety grounds.