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How to boost profits when you can't raise prices or cut costs

Posted by Michael Villeneuve on Nov 28, 2013 6:00:00 AM

As a C-level officer, you are responsible for profit and loss, whether you work for a publicly or closely held corporation. Each quarter, and annually, the goal is to boost profits while showing an increase in revenue. Every three months, the cycle repeats, and you face pressure to perform, usually in situations where you cannot raise prices or cut costs. 

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Topics: EBIT

The top 3 CEO profit challenges that Corporate Trade can help solve.

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Jun 21, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Having navigated through all the turmoil of the past decade, CEOs whose job is to steer a company to profits and growth still have plenty of worries top of mind.

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Topics: Cost Management, EBIT, Risk Management, Corporate Trade 101, Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Media Agencies: A penny saved is three pennies earned through corporate trade

Posted by Tanja Bessey on Mar 14, 2013 9:32:00 AM

 

I’ve been working in the Corporate Trade industry for about 6 years, and consider myself somewhat of an expert.  I’m fortunate enough to have a 360 degree view of the industry and all of the different ways Barter is used by businesses and agencies,  but it wasn’t always that way.

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Topics: Cost Management, EBIT, Media & Marketing, Agency Perspective, Corporate Trade 101, Marketing on a Budget, Media Costs & Trends

What is Corporate Trade ?

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Jan 30, 2013 3:37:00 PM

It is a question I inevitably get at every networking event, friend or family gathering, and discussion surrounding what I do. Thankfully it’s a question I love to answer, so today’s blog post gets back to the fundamentals of our business model – what exactly is Corporate Trade?

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, EBIT, Corporate Trade 101, Marketing on a Budget, Inventory Turnover & Closeouts

Enterprise risk management through Corporate Trade

Posted by Andrew Bulmer on Jan 16, 2013 4:30:00 PM

Risk mitigation has become a common buzz-phrase throw
n around offices; it’s up there with “synergy”, “cross-departmental problem-solving”, and “paradigm-shifting”. Enterprise risk management: what does it really mean?
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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, EBIT, Risk Management, A Word from the Managing Director Andrew Bulmer, Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Inventory turnover stalled? Cash in with Corporate Trade.

Posted by Andrew Bulmer on Oct 22, 2012 3:57:00 PM

With the 4thquarter approaching for those companies on a calendar fiscal, financial executives are looking closely at the balance sheet to review inventory turnover. And if you’re in sales or marketing, many executives are looking closely at whether or not they will hit their forecasts. If results aren’t where they should be, one contributing factor could be excess or obsolete stock.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, EBIT, A Word from the Managing Director Andrew Bulmer, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Inventory Turnover & Closeouts

7 reasons Corporate Trade is a smart choice for marketers

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Sep 19, 2012 3:45:00 PM

Despite an uncertain global economy, one thing has remained on a steady incline –advertising investment. Zenith Optimedia’s ad spend forecast predicts a jump of $24 million in North America and almost $100 million around the world from 2010 to 2014.

Meanwhile, CXOs across North America are seeking ways to improve their cash flow and reduce operating expenditures. More than ever before, marketers are put under the microscope each month to produce results and deliver a positive ROI.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, EBIT, Media & Marketing, Agency Perspective, Retail Marketing, Marketing on a Budget, Media Costs & Trends

Tactical inventory management brings sunny sales forecast

Posted by Scott Miles on Sep 17, 2012 3:42:00 PM

Regardless of your business sector, you’re likely accountable to a forecast.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, EBIT, Media Costs & Trends, Inventory Turnover & Closeouts

Putting your cashflow to better use

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Aug 24, 2012 3:31:00 PM

Putting your Cash to Better Use

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Topics: Cost Management, EBIT, Risk Management