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ASU and SRP Help Small Businesses

Small Business Leadership Academy: Lauri Leadley

Small businesses play a key role in our economy, creating jobs and helping our community. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is offering a program to help small business owners and executives learn how to improve efficiency, streamline operations and raise profits. The seventh annual Small Business Leadership Academy is… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Blueprinting

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In the final session of the 2012 Small Business Leadership Academy, attendees took an in-depth look at brainstorming. For a company with a limited number of employees, it’s more important than ever to get the best from each of them. Many small business owners see that they have high-potential individuals who can become leaders, but… Read More →

ASU program helps leaders of small businesses

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The fifth annual Small Business Leadership Academy at the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU helps small business owners and executives learn how to improve efficiency, streamline operations and raise profits. “Classes are held just one night per week, so they fit right into busy executives’ schedules,” said Dawn Feldman, executive director of… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: The Importance Of Team Dynamics

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One rarely-recognized aspect of a small business that has a huge impact on the success of that business is team building. Knowing more about how teams function and what can be done to strengthen the team was the topic in this week’s Small Business Leadership Academy, led by Ruth Barratt, clinical assistant professor of management… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: The Harvard Negotiation Project

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The Harvard Negotiation Project has developed an effective and widely-used negotiating method that changes the game and often yields better results than old-style hard ball. Instead of focusing on winning the day for your position, the Harvard method enables you to operate on a deeper level where your true interests — and the interests of… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Strategic Procurement Practices

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Strategic Procurement is a comprehensive, systematic business process to assure that an organization acquires the correct goods and services at the lowest total cost over the long-term of the business operation. Small- and medium-sized companies can benefit from understanding how large companies approach their suppliers. Those smaller companies need to understand and be able to… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Handling Dissatisfied Customers

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If you are in business, you’ve had unhappy customers. No matter how excellent your services or products, at some point someone will have issues. Customers often experience buyer’s remorse — it’s a simple fact. And because nothing is perfect, even the best businesses make mistakes. So, how can business owners handle the inevitable? Douglas Olsen,… Read More →

2012 Small Business Leadership Academy: A Fresh Look At Marketing

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Management guru Peter Drucker said, “the aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well that the product or service fits him and sells itself.” Business owners in the 2012 Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) are taking a fresh look at marketing with guidance from Douglas Olsen, associate professor of marketing at… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Aligning Strategy With Corporate Resources

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The 2012 Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) kicks off with two nights devoted to strategy, and more specifically, competitive advantage and how to achieve it. Emphasis is put on the importance of aligning a company’s activities to create an advantage over competitors. The cornerstone of the strategy course is analysis. Any business owner can use… Read More →

Ria Robles: Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant

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Ria Robles discusses how her participation in the Small Business Leadership Academy has benefited her and her business, B2B Delivery, LLC. Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant: Ria Robles B2B Delivery, LLC Tell us about your business: B2B Delivery specializes in same day, business-to-business deliveries throughout the state of Arizona and Las Vegas, NV. We provide… Read More →

Brandon Taylor: Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant

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Brandon Taylor discusses how his participation in the Small Business Leadership Academy has benefited him and his business, CPR Savers & First Aid Supply LLC. Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant: Brandon Taylor CPR Savers & First Aid Supply LLC Tell us about your business: CPR Savers & First Aid Supply is a distributor/manufacturer of… Read More →

Alex Zuran: Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant

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Alex Zuran discusses how his participation in the Small Business Leadership Academy has benefited him and his business, Phoenix National Laboratories, Inc. Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant: Alex Zuran Phoenix National Laboratories, Inc. Tell us about your business: We provide testing and inspection services to the construction, power generation and manufacturing industries. Year of… Read More →

Rebecca Koury: Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant

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Rebecca Koury discusses how her participation in the Small Business Leadership Academy has benefited her and her business, Prudential Cleanroom Services. Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant: Rebecca Koury Prudential Cleanroom Services Tell us about your business: We are a cleanroom laundry providing uniforms for controlled environments. Year of participation in SBLA: 2011 What was the… Read More →

W. P. Carey School & SRP Host Small Business Leadership Academy

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Small businesses play a key role in our economic recovery, creating jobs to help get our community back on track. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is offering a program to help small business owners and executives learn how to improve efficiency, streamline operations and raise profits. The fifth annual… Read More →