“The tail steers a dog”, or Three stories of real business
Svetlana Emelyanova, managing partner of STEP Consulting, shares three stories from business practice that describe the resistance of the company's employees to useful changes and innovations, and explains how to…

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What to consider in the agreement with the counterparty in order not to incur losses
Entrepreneurship is always associated with risks, which can occur both from factors independent of a person and from human factors. The latter include intentional non-performance of the contract, fraud, inclusion…

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Mistakes of experienced entrepreneurs in the field of financial management company
I, as the financial director of the company, as well as a specialist who implemented financial planning in hundreds of different companies, I can say for sure that the main…

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purchasing department

Work on bugs: how can a business get a good product by working with contractors

Inspections of the security service, analysis of contracts and amendments to lawyers suddenly make a ruthless bureaucratic machine out of the procurement department. The initial application undergoes a lot of adjustments, overgrows with a heap of documentation, for which the terms of reference along with the project are lost. Continue reading

“They will be pulled ashore and stunned with a stick”, or How to conclude a contract on your terms
One day, during a training on negotiations, a woman came up to me and asked: “We make cakes. Recently concluded a contract with the network. They stayed at a discount…

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“Influencing or manipulating?”: How to build relationships with subordinates in a developing company
The task of management in any business is to achieve goals in conditions of limited resources. The manager does not always understand this, often he justifies himself or others by…

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"The risk of charging VAT", or What you need to know when buying software
What are the licenses? Let's start with a simple one. The publisher of commercial software does not want everyone to use its product for free and is trying in every…

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Voice shopping: what business needs to know to be trendy
Voice shopping and related devices (mainly smart speakers) have quickly become popular since Amazon first launched its Echo smartphone in 2014, topping Amazon's bestseller list on Christmas Day. According to…

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