Ready to Develop Your Negotiating Skills?

Growing your business includes ongoing daily encounters where you are either buying or selling. The outcome of these transactions can play a major role in your future. To a large measure, the degree of your success can depend on your skills as a negotiator. In this free online training session, you'll learn methods to help you hone the important skills you've already developed and tips for developing new ones.

Expanding Through Vertical Integration

Growing your business could include getting into one or more additional operating levels that occur within your industry. Vertical integration is the degree to which a firm owns its upstream suppliers and its downstream buyers, with the goal of increasing the company's power in the marketplace. There are several variations of vertical integration, each with its own potential opportunities and risks.