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No Excuses Business Planning - Small Businesses Guide

As a 20+ year Chief Executive in big business turned CEO of a small business, I am frequently asked, “What is one thing that you learned at those big businesses that helps you in your small business?” I typically answer, “strategic planning”. Perhaps it’s not the most provocative answer, but certainly the most honest appraisal of what small businesses need and are often desperately lacking.

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Companies and Leaders, Doing Right By Their Customers and Employees

Concrete is everywhere--our sidewalks, our buildings, and even our swimming pools. It’s hard to imagine a world without concrete. Each year, the production of cement (concrete’s key ingredient) emits more than two billion tons of CO2, or about 8 percent of global CO2 emissions. That is a substantial number. That’s why Solidia is helping reduce concrete carbon emissions by 70% with their innovative concrete alternative. Solidia is a cement and concrete technology company, offering patented green solutions that make it easy and profitable to use CO2 to create superior, sustainable building materials. Concrete has gone high tech! 

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Companies and Leaders, Doing Right By Their Customers and Employees 

Clean Cause is a drink company on a mission. They set out to provide a clean alternative to caffeinated drinks, focusing on organic ingredients while supporting the sober community. Companies are having to pivot, innovate, and get creative. Some are leading by example. Each week at reachXOD, we highlight companies who are going above and beyond to connect to their employees and customers during a time of uncertainty. Clean Cause is not only selling drinks but also doing so with the intention of helping recovering addicts.   

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Companies and Leaders, Doing Right By Their Customers and Employees

Nom Nom is changing the way you feed your pets. As a company, they set out to provide the very best in nutrition and formulated breakthrough recipes with the help of some friends — a leading board certified veterinary nutritionist and a team of PhDs — all dedicated full-time to furthering the science of pet health. Companies are having to pivot, innovate, and get creative. Some are leading by example. Each week at reachXOD, we highlight companies who are going above and beyond to connect to their employees and customers (human and canine) during a time of uncertainty. Nom Nom is the best thing to hit the pet market, maybe ever!

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Companies and Leaders, Doing Right By Their Customers and Employees

Neighbor is on a mission to help people “store your stuff with a neighbor”. They have a simple, yet brilliant concept--match people’s empty space with their neighbors’ extra stuff, all at a savings over traditional storage units. Every match brings people and neighborhoods closer together too. Companies are having to pivot, innovate, and get creative. Some are leading by example. Each week at reachXOD, we highlight companies who are going above and beyond to connect to their employees and customers during a time of uncertainty. Neighbor is basically the Airbnb of storage. Why didn’t we think of that?

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