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Rule #63 - Work Hard/Play Hard

Successful leaders make their company a fun place to work. This doesn’t mean that you need to purchase a ping-pong table for the break room or hire a masseuse. Small gestures can go a long way, such organizing monthly or quarterly company engagement events or bringing in baked goods for your employees. Don’t take work too seriously; although money must be made and delivering quality products and services is essential, a lighter workplace environment is also necessary at times in order to satisfy your employees. There is a direct correlation between an enjoyable company environment and dedicated and motivated workers.

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The Importance of Strategic Management vs. Strategic Planning

Strategic management and strategic planning are both incredibly important aspects of organizational management. When used in tandem, strategic management and planning create a comprehensive set of procedures that will govern the future decisions of the business. By creating this type of structured operation, businesses are able to improve their efficiency, reduce their expenses, and consolidate their initiatives.

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Strategy and Management Services Inc. (SAMS) is a SmartCEO Future 50 Winner

SPRINGFIELD, VA, Oct. 24, 2016 – Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been selected as a winner of the 2017 SmartCEO Future 50 Award for the third consecutive year. The award recognizes 50 of the region’s quickest growing, mid-sized businesses. The winning companies represent the successful future of the region’s economy and clearly demonstrate the entrepreneurial outlook that is necessary for leadership and growth.

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Rule #62 - Network, Network, Network

Whether you are building a new business from the ground up, striving to increase your client base, or searching for beneficial business partners, networking is always of utmost utmost importance. It’s crucial that your employees participate in various networking events in order to tap into new resources and accelerate your business’ professional development. Networking is unquestionably one of the most beneficial marketing tools used in order to increase business. Personal relationships will allow you to noticeably stand out from among the plethora of sales calls and e-mails your potential client receives and leverage your network.

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Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) Awarded VA KBS Contract

SPRINGFIELD, VA, Oct. 12, 2016 – Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been awarded a one year contract with two option years with the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Office of Informatics and Analytics, Knowledge Based Systems (KBS). KBS is a National Program Office created to enhance Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health and health care delivery by ensuring that clinicians, staff, patients and others have correct, timely and useful knowledge and information for optimal action at the right time. The Award allows SAMS to expand its support to VHA and veterans on a broad scale, consistent with SAMS’ commitment to those who have served our country.

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Rule #61 - Maintaining your Business Reputation

Rule #61 - Maintaining your Business Reputation
It’s often said that you can know what a person will be like based upon their closest companions. The same holds true for a business. Who you regularly conduct business with can greatly impact your business reputation. Even if your business partners have never been involved in a major scandal, partnering with a company with leadership who are rumored as being dishonest could greatly damage your business’ image and cause widespread distrust for your company. Instead, stick with business partners who pride themselves in upholding a high ethical code. Be sure to closely monitor your partner’s past performance before working with them as you are always liable for your partner’s actions. Seek out companies who properly align with your code of ethics and your overall business reputation will be greatly benefited.

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Strategic Planning to Improve Organizational Performance

Any organization can benefit from the process of strategic planning. Strategic planning improves upon organizational performance by streamlining operations, optimizing time management, and appropriately leveraging resources. From small startups to larger enterprises, the use of strategic planning empowers an organization to make the most of what they have.

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Strategy and Management Services Inc. (SAMS) a Finalist for Stevie® Awards- Female Entrepreneur of the Year

SPRINGFIELD, VA, Oct. 11, 2016 - Staci L. Redmon, President and CEO of Strategy and Management Services Inc. (SAMS), has been selected as a finalist for the 13th annual Stevie® Awards in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the Business Services (11 to 2,500 Employees) category. Over 1,400 entrants in 22 nations applied for this prestigious award.

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Rule #60 - Communication is Key

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Rule #60 - Communication is Key

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Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) Awarded RIARNG Contract

SPRINGFIELD, VA, Oct. 4, 2016 – Strategy and Management Services, Inc. (SAMS) has been awarded a year-long contract with the Rhode Island Army National Guard (RIARNG) to provide Project Management and Civil Engineering support services for the Designs and Projects branch of the Construction and Facilities Management Office (CFMO). SAMS’ duties include ensuring that the CFMO receives profitable, efficient, transparent, customer-focused, and responsive services.

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Why You Need a Project Management Office

Do you really need a project management office? While it can be tempting to avoid this (especially for small business owners), project management is an essential way of streamlining and controlling day-to-day operations. Project managers ensure that services and products are fulfilled, adding an exceptional amount of value to a business.

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