Innovation Insights

The B2B Business Growth Blog

Innovation Insights explores the impact of new and emerging concepts in sales, marketing, strategy and leadership for CEOs of growth-driven business-to-business companies.

CEO Profile with Rudy Burwell: Leadership and Business Excellence

rudy_burwellRudy Burwell is a visionary business and civic leader with a passion for excellence. As the President & CEO of the Burwell Group, he has developed a dynamic business model that has engaged his company in the technology, manufacturing and distribution fields. A key part of his strategy has involved working with Wendt Partners to develop new business growth models. We sat down with Rudy recently at the Tower Club of Tysons Corner for this interview.

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Tags: b2g, govcon, government contracting, Focus Area: Leadership, b2b, b2b business growth, competitive differentiation, manufacturing, supply chain, federal markets, business consulting, electronics, technology, distribution, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, market opportunity assessment, M&A, CEO Profile Series

7 Dirty Secrets about Inbound Marketing (They Won’t Tell You)

inbound_marketing_mike_volpe.jpgInbound marketing is one of the hottest concepts in business growth today. Built around a comprehensive vision for creating new customer relationships online, the idea behind inbound has evolved over the years but was largely evangelized and institutionalized thanks to Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, the co-founders of Hubspot.

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Tags: sales process, marketing strategy, CRM, Focus Area: Marketing, inbound marketing, lead nurturing, lead generation, b2b business growth, customer relationship management, hubspot

Business Growth Strategies: Your Brand’s a Mess, But Your Logo's Fine

logo_design_workbookThe competitive marketplace is as challenging as ever, and many CEOs are looking for new ideas and insights that can help them catapult their company to success in an increasingly demanding environment. Among the options many consider is to pursue a corporate rebranding.

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Tags: branding, brand strategy, Focus Area: Strategy, business strategy, business execution, customer relationship management, Business Growth Series, customer experience

What Every CEO Needs to Know About Immigration Law

leading resources in immigration lawGlobal customers, investors and workforces require competitive enterprises to understand and adapt to the complexities and nuances of international policy. For U.S. companies, one major area of consideration is immigration law, and its impact on potential investors, owners, employees and partners. We sat down with attorneys Tom Fadoul, Jr., a principal with Offit Kurman and Michael Lin a partner with Braverman & Lin, both of whom are recognized in the field, to discuss the essentials of immigration law for CEOs:

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Tags: Focus Area: Strategy, b2b, international business, business growth strategy, CEO Knowledge Series, employment law, talent, immigration law

Business Growth Strategies: It’s Time to Revisit the Lowly Checklist

pilot_with_checklist.jpgIn his groundbreaking, impeccably researched book, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, Atul Gawande thoroughly examines and uncovers the enormous strategic value of the lowly checklist. The author, an award-winning surgeon and health policy researcher at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, convincingly demonstrates that strict, precise, intensive adherence to detailed procedures is often the literal difference between life and death. 

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Tags: Focus Area: Strategy, business strategy, business execution, business growth strategy, Business Growth Series, Chief Operating Officer, operations, checklist, quality management

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