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December 2012

Operate Small, Negotiate Big

imageIt seems at first glance that a small business simply can’t get the same deals as a large company. After all, large companies have so much more volume to offer their suppliers and as such, deserve better deals, right? Well, maybe not.

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In today's competitive business environment, success is continually measured by bottom-line results.  Beginning in 1993, CCR has used a proven system for expense reduction that has been directly responsibile for generating significant cost savings for clients in many industries.

We generally target indirect and consumable expense categories. We sometimes look at our client's direct spend and utilize technologies such as reverse auctions.  Our strategy is to consolidate the number of suppliers, leverage the spend, negotiate better terms with our client's existing suppliers, and/or recommend a proven alternative supplier.  Our process is effective and we do all the work!

Regardless of the size of your organization, savings can almost always be generated.  Best of all, our services are contigency based.  No savings, no fee! 

To learn more about CCR, click here or contact Vic Ronder at consulting@ercinc.com

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To Cloud or Not To Cloud

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Heading into the cloud can seem like an attractive prospect. But there are a lot of questions companies should consider before they make the trip.
The sales pitch for cloud computing is simple: Companies pay a third-party vendor to run one or more of their systems, like email or payroll, on its own servers. In theory, the clients save a bundle on hardware, software and personnel costs and can devote those resources to boosting their business.
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Three CFO's Tell How They Found New Revenue

imagePrivate-company finance executives describe how they changed their business models to adapt to turbulent times.
When Kathleen Wolf became Atari International’s CFO in 2011, she joined a company focused on building and selling high-end condos, mainly in Florida and Puerto Rico. About 60% of Atari’s construction business was condo development.
As the housing market — and the economy — famously swooned in 2007 (or even earlier), Atari’s management was unsure what to do. The luxury end of the condo market, Atari’s sweet spot, had been especially hard hit. The company knew it was losing money, it knew times were tough, but housing was bound to rebound. It always had. What could Atari do but wait for it to do just that.
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Five Ways to Retain Employees Forever

imageIn a previous HBR blog post, we cited some alarming numbers: 40% of workers are planning to look for a new job within the next six months, and 69% say they're already passively looking.
As employers, those figures are frightening. We're careful to hire only the best workers, and once we have them, we want to keep them. We've previously argued why employees benefit by staying with the same company for at least 10 years. Now we want to supplement that advice with tips for companies on how to make workers want to stick around for decades.
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Corporate Cost Reduction
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Evergreen, CO 80439
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