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Every business could use some help in shouldering the load once in a while, right? 

The Greater Memphis Chamber knows something about rolling up its sleeves and pitching in. And Cooper Freight was glad to have the help.
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Communication effectiveness is critical for all organizations.  Information must flow from the top of the organization down to the bottom and from the front lines into the back offices without a bottleneck.  Employees need to know operational details to perform their daily tasks, yet they also need to understand the organization’s mission and strategic vision. Unfortunately, communication effectiveness is typically the lowest scoring category we uncover when facilitating employee attitude research with our client companies.  Are you surprised?
The 2014 Start Co. Demo Day provided the grand finale of the organization’s 14-week startup training and mentorship program. Fifteen new startups took the stage to present their creative ideas with the hopes of securing funding and a future for their venture.

The founders represent a variety of industries and backgrounds, and their revolutionary ideas could help solve some of your everyday problems: from deciding what shirt to wear in the morning to finding your lost dog to scheduling the best time for a game of Super Mario Kart with your friends.

But when it comes to helping out the everyday business, three startups stood out. And here are three products and services your company can look forward to or even take advantage of now:
The following is an excerpt from our spring issue of Memphis Crossroads MagazineThese Women Mean Business. Click here to view the whole article.

If you want to get to the top, start at the bottom with a can-do, hardworking attitude and take advantage of the opportunities and resources offered along the way. That’s the path seven women took who ended up in important leadership roles at Memphis companies. One of the women waited tables at the restaurant her father began and is now president of the chain. Another began her career as an intern at a medical device manufacturer and today is a senior vice president. And a lady who always loved creating beauty left banking, saved her money and opened her own salon.
Members of the Memphis entrepreneurial community met together in late July 2014 to officially launch the Entrepreneurship Powered Innovation Center (EPIcenter) collaborative effort and begin the process of building a united system. The EPIcenter concept was announced in March 2014 as a front door to the entrepreneurial ecosystem, where new entrepreneurs can go to be directed to the resources they need. 

Memphis continues its domination in the logistics category in Business Facilities 10th Annual Rankings Report. Home to FedEx’s global shipping hub, the Bluff City tops BF’s annual list of leading U.S. Air Cargo centers.
Any organization that wants to cultivate future talent would agree that mentoring is crucial. Yet it’s not always easy to maintain a solid mentoring program.

Enter Brit Fitzpatrick, who knows something about mentoring and decided a couple of years ago to make it better. 
Conduit Global recently decided to locate its call center operation to Memphis that's expected to bring 1,000 jobs and more than $8 million investment to the area.

Those of us from around here know that was a smart move, but how did Conduit Global — part of a New York-based conglomerate — figure that out?
One of the most important steps along Kim Heathcott’s journey to her immense success as a business owner was a moment of fearless honesty.

She knew she wanted to start a business. But beyond the foundation of a great concept, an impressive resume, a strong drive and a formidable brain, she was somewhat lost.
At the end of last year, we chose 10 companies who possessed the potential to achieve great things in the coming year. These companies were on the move and we knew 2014 would yield bigger and better results. So it comes as no surprise to us that the fastest-growing and most innovative businesses we could find used their common ground as 10-to-Watch companies for collaboration on new projects.

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