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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The Importance of Acquisition and Contract Management

Contract managers fulfill an extremely critical role within a business. Not only must they aid the company in acquiring and managing its resources, but they must also ensure that contracts are designed with the company's best interests in mind. Frequently, they must negotiate with external resources and third-parties, and they need to keep thorough records and documentation regarding these negotiations. Contract managers will often work closely with financial and risk management departments, and they will become the first point of contact when it comes to relationships with outside vendors and clients.

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Rule #59 - Overnight Success

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Rule #59 - Overnight Success

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Rule #58 - Creativity over Credentials

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When it comes to hiring, there are a plethora of highly qualified candidates who apply with degrees from top-notch colleges and have all the paper certification they need to be considered a highly successful candidate. However, a candidate with no impressive credentials and a lack of college education may truly be the more successful candidate at your company. It all comes down to the amount of creativity the applicant possesses. A highly qualified candidate may only have incredible book knowledge, whereas the less certified candidate may be “street smart” and full of brilliant ideas that could be extremely beneficial for your business. Don’t discriminate a candidate based solely on credentials, instead look for a candidate with genuine creativity.

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Importance of Program and Project Management

Program management and project management both involve similar skill sets, but they are very different roles. Programs are much larger and more complex than projects; it's easiest to think of a program as consisting of many separate projects. Though the core management tools are the same, program managers often need to have a broader scope and need to take into account the bigger picture. Meanwhile, project managers have to have complete control over the finer details of their own initiatives.

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