Vistage Worldwide, Inc. is a Peer-to-peer membership organization for CEOs, business owners and executives of small- to mid-size businesses. Founded in 1957 and headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Vistage has more than 21,000 members in 20 countries.

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  • Has your business experienced a cyber attack? How confident are you that you have the right measures in place to keep your business safe? Recent research conducted by Vistage — in partnership with Cisco and the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) —revealed that not many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) have the necessary safeguards. To help you become more prepared, an easy framework ...

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  • Learn how and why you must make retention and recruitment top priorities. Talent tops the list of major decisions CEOs will make this year, with 87% of Vistage survey respondents citing this issue as #1. Talent should be a strategic priority for your organization because a tight labor market, coupled with expectations for increased hiring, means that both recruitment and retention are becoming in...

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  • Shortly after taking the reins at Deep Well Services, CEO Mark Marmo had to navigate a turnaround, weather a severe industry downturn, and develop a group of green senior managers into a cohesive leadership team. Through it all, Mark leveraged every Vistage program at his disposal to transform the company and ensure its survival. In the end, Mark was able to take a business that had been written d...

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  • Inbound marketing can be overwhelming and a challenge to implement. Yet, Vistage companies with successful inbound marketing strategies are more likely to meet and exceed revenue goals. Author Tom Young helps you discover how to get results from inbound marketing in this fast-paced presentation outlining the benefits of inbound marketing and strategies to rise above the digital noise. Read more ...

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  • The new tax reform may have advantages to small and midsize businesses, but it also raises many questions. Explore some of the key considerations of the tax reform for small and midsize business CEOs in this Vistage webinar. Gain timely insights on specific details you should be planning now with this webinar, led by Vistage director of research Anne Petrik, featuring credible experts in the accou...

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  • Jeff Berkley and his son Eric started a packaging business in 2012 with nothing – no customers, no vendors, no facilities. Just 5 years later, Berkley International’s revenue has grown to $20M, they’ve got 3 plants and a spot on the Inc 5000 list. Jeff and two of his sons are each in Vistage peer advisory groups, where they can each have a sounding board to discuss challenges and opportunities con...

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  • Retaining and engaging top talent is more important than ever given the shortage in skilled workers. Given the average cost of turnover for an employee is upwards of 150% of their annual salary, a loss can cripple a company’s productivity and growth. However, how can leaders be sure if their actions to improve culture are truly moving the needle when people issues are many times identified in the ...

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  • With virtually everything around us changing at breakneck speed, there are certain aspects of work that have always been true, and still are. Think ethics, respect, fairness, honesty, and other human values. When you slow down long enough to ensure that basic values are built into every business function and relationship, you will more easily attract and retain top talent. Although there are many ...

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  • Succession planning is essentially estate planning for your business. It is an essential tool to protect your business interest and maximize the value of your business for your loved ones. A good succession plan can ensure that all of your key employees will keep their job even when you're gone. Business succession planning allows for the assurance of an agreeable price for the departing partner’...

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  • Want to grow your business with reliable, steady sales leads? Implement a solid referral program and follow the example of high-growth SMBs. Recent research conducted by Vistage in partnership with Salesforce found that referrals are one of the top strategies used by high-growth SMBs in both marketing and sales. Join Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer for Vistage, to learn more about the finding...

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  • Research shows that SMB CEOs believe that the climate for growth is strong. Leaders of high-growth SMBs have a strong focus on their customers as they implement strategies and execute initiatives to drive growth through their marketing, sales and customer service functions. Join Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer for Vistage, as he shares compelling research on customer growth strategies implement...

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  • Have you ever heard the adage, “It’s not what you say, it’s what you do”? For Vistage Chair and speaker Linda Schwefel it isn’t about what you say, it’s how others perceive you. Couching her insights within the work of Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UCLA, Schwefel says that verbal communication makes up only 7 percent of what we mean. The rest? Tone of voice, context, and bo...

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  • One of the most challenging decisions for CEOs is hiring employees, mainly because they have a long-term effect on the overall health of your company. From stabilizing your workflow to preparing for that next level of growth, employee passion and engagement are crucial to maintaining a company’s viability and outlook. So, when you consider hiring a new employee, Vistage Chair and speaker Jay Fort...

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  • Show your employees how to invest in themselves One of the biggest challenges CEOs face is convincing employees to passionately work toward and believe in a company’s success. And with good reason. After all, you’re the CEO whose vision and enthusiasm drives the company’s direction, and they’re the salespeople tasked with bringing that vision to life. It’s not that they aren’t motivated, but they...

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  • Mid-size companies generate 60% of new jobs and employ about one-third of U.S. private sector workers, yet these firms consistently report difficulties with talent management, including recruiting, hiring, and retention. Through surveys, focus groups, interviews, and case studies, the Brookings Institution and the National Center for the Middle Market have identified sources of these problems and ...

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  • Would you hire a salesperson that never generates any new leads and sales? The answer is no—so, why would you let your website get away with it? This webinar takes an in-depth look at website content and its impact on your search visibility. We will show you how to evaluate who your online competitors truly are and how to overcome digital targeting challenges to generate more leads and sales from ...

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  • If your company sells to other businesses you may be trying to decide whether adopting a ‘Something-as-a-Service’ (XaaS) model is right for you. You are not alone. More and more companies are realizing that transitioning their businesses to XaaS is the best decision for driving higher growth, more profitable, and stable revenue streams. Join Blaine Mathieu, XaaS expert and CMO at Chief Outsiders ...

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  • This webinar builds the foundation for what business leaders must know about digital marketing. A topic that is often overwhelming and confusing for Vistage members struggling to get strong ROI from their digital marketing efforts. This fast-paced 60 minute webinar will help demystify online marketing and provide the knowledge and tools necessary to develop and execute a successful digital marke...

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  • Soliciting employee feedback about your company comes with the responsibility to actually take action on the data you collect. Join Emplify Product Owner and former educator Megan McNames as she gives company leaders the ammunition they need to make employee voice a priority for increased business value (especially in times of change). You’ll leave energized and ready to: • Share the definition ...

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  • Forensic psychologist Dr. Roy Aranda has been active in psychological aid activities following tragedies on 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Sandy Hook shooting and more. In this Vistage podcast, he helps identify the stages of loss and anxiety following a disaster, and charts a path for healing from trauma, with steps to regaining strength through introspection, identification, outreach and agency. R...