Category Archives: CEO Perspective

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Re-Imagine With Microsoft at WPC13

Later this week, the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 ( #WPC13 ) will happen in Houston. Last year’s keynote address gave me some stirring moments. Here are some of my take-aways. Steve Ballmer and team once again demonstrated that this tech giant is stepping boldly forward. Will Ballmer and team up their game in 2013?  (Incidentally, if all you see below is a square white space, that means you will view this post on my slideshare channel)

The Growing Needs of Today’s Small Business

As the challenges of running a small business press business owners to be more resourceful, I found a collection of themes for success. Balance Work and Life, Work Smarter, Improved Security, Increase Competitive Advantage, Stay Connected and Mobile, Easier Technology Management, Stay in Control, Technology that just Works. One place to explore these themes is Honest Intentions.IMI helps Business Owners

Comparing Your Business to the Sentiment of U.S. Small-Business CEOs

I find it instructive to note any correlations that may explain opportunities or an impact on my business at a local level.  The sentiment results of a national survey, like the Wall Street Journal/Vistage is a good place.  Here’s a monthly survey result measuring the sentiment of U.S. small-business CEOs and owners about the economy.  How does its picture compare with your growth results?

WSJ Vistage LogoRespondents are limited to businesses with annual revenues of $1 million to $20 million. The findings are analyzed by Dr. Richard Curtin, University of Michigan. Read more about the survey.