Melissa Behrend

Melissa Behrend
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Melissa Behrend is a business writer, yogi, and dog lover who lives in Tampa, Florida. She is a proud graduate of Rollins College.

4 Ways Mid-Market CEOs Can Protect Their Companies from Cyberattacks

Breaches of big companies have garnered a lot of headlines in the past couple of years. Because these breaches receive so much attention, the public tends to believe that only large corporations are the victims of cyberattacks; however, mid-market companies know this is not true.

RFID is Helping Businesses Cut Costs and Improve Efficiency

While RFID technology has been in place for upwards of two decades, it has come a long way in the last year. Originally an inventory management tool that also helped reduce merchandise theft, it is currently helping retailers improve customer satisfaction and improve merchandise management and planning.

Female Entrepreneurs are Becoming Important Players in the Middle Market

Today, women are underrepresented in the S&P 500, but it's a different story in the mid-market. According to the Middle Market Power Index by American Express and Dun & Bradstreet, the middle market represents a promising landscape for women entrepreneurs.

More Companies Are Reducing CEO Compensation Due to Poor Quarterly Results

With all the attention the CEO-employee wage gap has gotten over the last year, it's no wonder that some Boards are starting to reduce CEO pay when they agree that it's appropriate.

The Case for Digitization Is No Longer About if, but When

Today, mid-market companies are putting more effort into digitally transforming their businesses. No longer content with simply automating the back office, CEOs are digitizing functions such as customer service, business analytics and strategy development.

3 Tips for Building a Strong Growth Strategy

Driving profitable growth is at the top of every CEO's to do list. But, according to a 2015 Global Digital IQ Survey by PwC, 90% of senior executives feel they are missing out on major opportunities for growth. Most CEOs know that the best recipe for sustained, profitable growth is one that is capabilities driven.
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CEO Optimism Ticks Up In August, As More Businesses Predict A 2021 Recovery

A survey of nearly 500 U.S. CEOs shows an increasing number of companies planning for renewed growth in the months ahead—if the nation comes together to overcome the challenges of Covid.