Economic and Business Cycles

A few years back, a Captain for a major airline told me, “you’re most vulnerable when you’re flying fat, dumb and happy in bright blue skies”. He goes on to say, “the seatbelt sign is off, flight attendants are serving and people are moving about the cabin enjoying the flight and suddenly you hit clear

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Big View

Keeping up a competitive advantage based on innovation and change is an imperative, but increasingly difficult to do. Why? Well, it might be because a company’s view of the world is not as clear as it once was. To gain clarity around a company’s strategic options, we suggest revisiting the big picture first. One way

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From the Library: Free Market Research Tools and Resources

Strategic plans, annual reviews, or applications for loans or grants require a thorough assessment of your market and your industry. As a North Carolina resident or business owner, you have access to NCLIVE, a cooperative-library website providing FREE access to entertainment, education, and business resources. Log in, and bookmark, NCLIVE using your public or college

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