Each week, our editors round up the most compelling entrepreneurial news and advice. This week's newsletter is dedicated to our special feature on business forecasting.
Jack Stack on Forecasting in a Shaky Economy
Dubbed “the father of open-book management” (by Inc. magazine), Jack Stack has been using forecasting to help run his business, SRC Holdings, since its start in 1983. Here, he shares his wealth of knowledge about the practice. Plus: Get more tips on open-book management.
8 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Business Forecasting Method
Not sure which forecasting method is best for your small business? Ask yourself these eight questions to figure it out. Plus: Read more on the economy.
Hiring in 2012: Which Positions Will You Need to Fill?
Fewer employees means less room for error. So how do you identify and pluck out who you need in a year that’s so unpredictable? Here’s how. Plus: Get more hiring tips.
Why Forecasting Is Critical to Small Business Success
Small business coach Martin Bressler has counseled more than 100 small businesses on how to thrive. Here, he discusses the importance of forecasting. Plus: Read more on growth strategies.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Forecasting
Forecasting doesn't have to be painful. Instead of looking at the process as arduous, try to look at it as building a roadmap for the year—and avoid making these common mistakes. Plus: Get more accounting tips.
Infographic: Hiring Trends for 2012
With the unemployment rate hovering around 9 percent, the pressure is on for small businesses to do their part in giving our economy that much-needed boost. We spotlight the latest trends to help you make your predictions a little more realistic. Plus: Get advice on managing employees.