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February 20, 2013
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The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

  Industry Update 
 
  • Nasdaq retail platform gets SEC approval
    The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved Nasdaq OMX's new retail platform, which is similar to offerings by NYSE Euronext and BATS Exchange. The effort aims to bring order flow, which is generally executed outside the exchanges, into the market and offer an alternative to the internalization of order flow that goes on at big retail brokerage houses, Anish Puaar writes. The Trade News (U.K.) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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  New York Focus 
 
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  Career Development 
  • How to sell your ideas like a "Shark Tank" contestant
    The reality show "Shark Tank," in which would-be entrepreneurs pitch ideas to judges, should be required viewing for business leaders, Stephanie Scotti writes. Contestants use attention-grabbing techniques, make their presentations personal, get judges directly involved and end with strong calls to action. "Consider applying these lessons to boost your confidence, inspire your listeners and exponentially increase your chances for a high-impact presentation," Scotti writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On The Economy 
  • Index shows a slip in home builders' confidence
    U.S. home builders have become less optimistic this month, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. "This is partly due to ongoing uncertainties about job growth and consumer access to mortgage credit," NAHB Chairman Rick Judson said. "But it's also a reflection of the fact that builders are now confronting rising costs for building materials and, in some markets, limited availability of labor and lots as demand for new homes strengthens." Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)/Money & Co. blog (2/19), eCreditDaily.com (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Financial Products 
  • Franklin Templeton readies its first ETF
    Mutual fund firm Franklin Templeton has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its first exchange-traded fund, a short-maturity bond fund. The Franklin Short Duration Government ETF would invest primarily in U.S. Treasurys and mortgage-backed bonds maturing in three years or less. IndexUniverse.com (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
We must travel in the direction of our fear."
--John Berryman,
American poet and scholar


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