Insights by VCG
Our latest thinking on some of the most pressing issues in business, politics, and technology from around the world.
Bitcoin is a fad; the technological innovations behind it are not
Recently, the NYSE launched Bitcoin futures. That move would suggest some faith in prospects for Bitcoin. But is Bitcoin a valid currency or a simply a fad? Bitcoin has provided a heady brew of technology and...
by Vic Peterson
Why business credit is a must for every small business owner
As an entrepreneur, you’re hardwired to enjoy a greater level of risk than the average person. But do you enjoy the thrill of business and investing so much that you’re willing to risk:
Social media is no longer just a marketing channel for your business
Social media now is the hub where all your customers and prospects are. It is essential to have a strong bass in the online world because it is where your business gets recognition.
Mergers & Acquisitions: Don’t forget the people
Mergers and acquisitions bring together two independent organizational infrastructures. The companies involved spend countless hours developing blueprints to unite their finance, technology, and human resource departments.
A proactive approach to an exit strategy
Today, there is a noticeable lack of consistency in how Exit Strategy services are delivered to business owners — even though succeeding a business is one of the most important and complex financial decisions that will be made in a business owner’s lifetime.
How to be a scientist in your business and why it helps
True confession: I was a scientist. I say that because that’s what I did two degrees in, and my early career was spent in that realm. I wouldn’t describe myself that way anymore, but there is one thing about science that suited me well.
Gladiator virtues’ like bravery, integrity and vision can help your company rise from mediocre to extraordinary.
Remember the heart-pounding, soul-stirring message of the movie Gladiator? Remember how Maximus, the Russell Crowe character, rallied his men around him and led them to victory, even in the face of almost certain defeat?.
Looking ahead: 4 tips for scaling your small business
As the U.S. economy continues to move at a healthy pace, many analysts are projecting a 2.5 percent growth for 2018, which would represent the best two-year run since 2005. A big contributor to this growth, and to the high U.S. consumer confidence
Small business need to think big this summer hiring season
Finding great employees hasn’t been easy for small businesses lately. And this summer, the competition could heat up even more. Thanks to a healthy economy, unemployment levels are low across the country. Many companies will be adding even more jobs as ...
Retailers find purpose and share it with customers
Ninety-six percent of Americans are now shopping online, according to a recent study from CPC Strategy. Building meaningful connections with local communities is one way to captivate today’s consumer, says Etienne Veber...
Now that tax season is almost over, give your small business a checkup
A challenge for any entrepreneur is getting access to capital. If you’re like many, you’re constantly looking for ways to reduce expenses and free up cash flow so you can be ready for anything, whether it’s a slow season or an opportunity to expand.
An excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena"
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood