Despite Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s desire to quiet discussions of expected inflation, most executives working within industries dependent on agricultural and energy inputs are facing a dire need to raise prices.  Best practices in pricing indicate that the firms that raise prices first and the industries which follow those firms are likely to reap…

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Obtaining new business is perhaps the most critical concern for growing organizations – especially smaller entrepreneurial firms.  Realizing that both time and financial resources are at a premium, the Wiglaf Journal has developed the following 7-step primer to provide a new business development model and implementation plan. Step 1 – Determine the goals and objectives…

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In the Heat of the Night … Plan and Frolic Set your goals, pursue them, measure attainment, imagine new horizons. Some risks are too big and should be avoided, others manageable with expected results, and then there are those you have no choice but to take. There is only so far that productivity improvements can…

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