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Connect Magazine is our custom publication, created for business leaders like you in order to provide valuable ideas and insights on a wide variety of topics relevant to running a business.

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The Fall 2020 Issue

Now more than ever, innovation is viewed as an “X-factor” that separates good businesses from great ones. But despite preconceived notions, innovation transcends technology and can sometimes be manifested  by simply thinking “outside of the box.” In this issue, we explore how a commitment to innovation in a post-pandemic world can yield new opportunities for growth and scale.

The Spring 2020 Issue

A sound and thoughtful business strategy is critical to success—especially in times of uncertainty. In this issue, we explore that strategic challenges you may be facing during the pandemic and beyond and the strategic solutions you can use to confront them with confidence.  

The 2019 Innovation Issue

The spark of innovation fuels many founders to build their business around a revolutionary new product or service that shakes up a stagnant industry. While an innovative idea ignites a wonderful foundation for a new business, the temptation can be strong to rest on the laurels of success. This issue draws insights and guidance from leading companies that show how any business can continue to innovate for growth and success.

The 2019 Strategy Issue

A thoughtful and effective strategy is the first step to accomplishing any goal. From financial planning to growing a business, the proper strategy informs every decision. However straightforward it may sound, strategy often requires discipline, patience, and exceptional leadership to implement. Before you craft a plan and organize the personnel and equipment it takes to operate, consider why it’s necessary and what efforts it will take to achieve success—this is strategy.

The 2018 Innovation Issue

Innovation requires the exchange of ideas between people. After all, the network connections within our brains that create a new idea are not very different from the network connections between people that allow new and exciting ideas to cross-pollinate. In fact, the best innovations are bolstered by a strong team that can help see ideas through to fruition. This issue draws insights and guidance from innovative companies that show how any business can innovate for continued growth and success.

The 2018 Strategy Issue

Not only must leaders have a clear view of their organization from the top down, but they must also possess a keen insight into the competitive landscape around them. And in this time of enormous social change, even the most stalwart businesses need to consider reassessing corporate strategy. Read our summer 2018 issue of Connect to widen your perspective and learn how refining your strategy can keep you competitive. 

The 2017 Technology Issue

The right technologies have the power to transform your business and carry your team to a new level of creativity and productivity. But with the continued exponential growth of technological innovation today, it’s becoming more and more difficult for businesses to decide which tools will make the best investment. Read our Fall 2017 issue to explore what it means to use technology to further your strategic vision, both long- and short-term.

The Innovation Issue

Innovation is intentional. It’s the process of uncovering existing problems or needs, finding solutions, and creating new practices and products. Innovation requires a shifting perspective and building a strategy across a company to support those goals. And in an increasingly competitive market, businesses—small startups and massive enterprises alike—must innovate to thrive. This issue draws insights and guidance from innovative companies that show how any business can innovate for continued growth and success. And, perhaps most importantly, it will prove that you don’t need to be a multi-billion dollar company to embrace and practice innovation in all aspects of your business. 

The Strategy Issue

Read our Spring 2017 issue to discover how strategy can fuel your business's success. When it comes to considering potential business strategies and evaluating their potential impact on the trajectory of your company, it can seem daunting to determine which one might be best for your business. Learn how to identify and take advantage of hidden assets and environmental opportunities to create a successful strategy, along with practical tools and tips for empowering leadership to carry the vision forward. 

The Culture Issue

Read our Winter 2017 issue to discover how culture in the workplace is evolving. How leaders and employees interact, receive direction, optimize work flow, and impact atmosphere are vital to businesses and how they function. What are the discussions to have and the changes to make as businesses continue to redefine themselves through the lens of culture? This issue will highlight and introduce topics, ideas, and trends relevant to cultivating a successful business culture. 

The Technology Issue

Read our Fall 2016 issue to discover how technology has become the driving force that shapes the products and services we produce. Inside these pages you'll also find insight on the ways technology affects customer interactions and professional functions in our day-to-day lives.

The Innovation Issue

Read our Summer 2016 issue in order to be inspired to incorporate innovation into your business model, while learning practical ways to use it to improve your company and its bottom line. 

The Strategy Issue

Check out the Spring 2016 issue for information on identifying effective business strategies that will enable your company to positively navigate today's diverse, competitive marketplace. 

The Culture Issue

Our Winter 2016 issue focuses on business culture, including ways you can create a culture within your organization that will enhance both morale and productivity.

The Technology Issue

Our Summer 2015 issue offers insights into the many ways technology can benefit your business, along with ways to help your employees adjust to an increasingly technology-focused workplace.