Category Archives: Management


What is Interim Management

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Interim management is the temporary provision of management resources and skills. Interim management can be seen as the short-term assignment of a proven heavyweight interim executive manager to manage a period of transition, crisis or change within an organization. In this situation, a permanent role may be unnecessary or impossible to find on short notice. Additionally, there may be nobody internally who is suitable for, or available to take up, the position in question.

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The Rise of Interim Management in China

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When businesses are going through a period of transition it’s important to have trustworthy, experienced executives on board to help make the process run smoothly. That’s where interim managers can be a valuable addition to the team.

Although businesses in the West have been using interim management for decades, the concept of hiring an interim manager in China is relatively new. With China’s economy being in a state of change and with various challenges facing the Chinese manufacturing sector, experienced interim managers in China may be exactly what many businesses need to get through a crisis.

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'The economic environment is changing for all startups'

A CEO who laid off 15% of staff says: ‘The economic environment is changing for all startups’

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A chill wind is blowing through the world of startups right now.

If 2015 was the year of the unicorn, 2016 looks like it could be the year of down rounds — where startups raise money at a lower valuation — and cutbacks.

Stats on venture capital funding into fintech (financial technology) startups released by KPMG and CB Insights this week show a steep drop-off in funding at the end of last year and Bloomberg on Friday also reported a “pullback in startup investing.” Read More

50 Quotes on Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

50 Quotes on Leadership Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

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Every entrepreneur knows that the success of their business ultimately rests on their shoulders. Yes, the product you build and the team you hire are important, but your ability to lead is what carries your company.

With that kind of pressure, it’s easy to feel stressed, lonely and overwhelmed at times. Every great leader has faced a challenge that defined their greatness, which is why we often turn to their advice when needed.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, or team leader, here are 50 inspirational quotes on leadership for when you need a little pep talk. Read More

10 Tools for Getting More Done Every Day

10 Tools for Getting More Done Every Day

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It’s natural for a professional to feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. This is especially true for entrepreneursbuilding a business alone. Being forced to handle the many daily tasks associated with running a business can easily stretch a person to the breaking point. With so many tech tools available, however, solopreneurs and consultants can automate processes, eliminating the need to hire additional staff or contract processes out. But there are so many tools available, it can be hard to choose just one. Here are 10 great tools that can help you power through your day more efficiently. Read More