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  • Middle Market Indicator Q4 2013
    Middle-market finance Middle Market Indicator Q4 2013

    U.S. middle market companies continue to be the economic engine for the U.S. economy, reporting 5.0 percent revenue growth last year – five times faster than the S&P 500. Looking ahead to 2014, mid-sized firmed are moderating their outlook, citing continued government uncertainty is stifling economic growth and federal policy uncertainty has impacted their business planning.

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  • The State of Healthcare in the U.S. Middle Market
    Middle-market finance The State of Healthcare in the U.S. Middle Market

    While healthcare reform debates wear on in Washington, the nation’s 200,000 mid-sized businesses are facing a projected $1.3 trillion in healthcare costs this year. Rather than dropping coverage for their employees or accepting status quo costs, U.S. middle-market companies are embracing four new healthcare delivery solutions that could help them save as much as $200 billion, according to a new report from the National Center for the Middle Market.

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  • Middle Market Indicator Q3 2013
    Middle-market finance Middle Market Indicator Q3 2013

    Middle market companies in the U.S. are leading the economic recovery, adding 1.2 million jobs over the past 12 months. While annual growth trends are positive, this quarter's MMI revealed a distinct moderation in quarterly gains as well as in employment, revenue, investment and confidence growth projections in the year ahead.

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  • Middle Market Indicator Q2 2013
    Middle-market finance Middle Market Indicator Q2 2013

    Optimism among middle market companies is increasing, with revenue, hiring, confidence, and investment all on the rise. These gains could prove to be an indicator that the rest of the economy will rebound. The middle market serves as a critical engine for the U.S. economy, accounting for approximately one-third of non-government GDP and more than one-of-three domestic jobs.

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  • Middle Market Indicator Q1 2013
    Middle-market finance Middle Market Indicator Q1 2013

    The middle market's revenue and employment growth continue to outpace expectations; however, the Q1 MMI also found the threat of additional costs of regulation could lead to significant pullbacks.

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  • The Leading Edge
    Leadership The Leading Edge: How GE Defines Good Leadership

    Cultivating the best leaders can mean the difference between success and failure in today's business world.

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  • The Strategic CFO
    Leadership The Strategic CFO: Charting the Course for GE Capital

    Today's Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are playing a larger role in strategic planning than ever before.

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  • The Evolution of Sales
    Growth and Innovation The Evolution of Sales: Social. Mobile. Open. Better.

    The CRM technology that is available today is so radically different, that it is creating what one might call "bionic" salespeople.

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  • Middle Market Indicator Q4 2012
    Middle-market finance Middle Market Indicator Q4 2012

    In the 4Q MMI, the mid-market continues to demonstrate its resilience and strength, growing faster than their initial 2012 projections.

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  • Optimizing Working Capital
    Finance Optimizing Working Capital: How to Deploy Liquidity and Create Value

    Managing cash flow on a day-to-day basis is more critical than ever. Experts from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and GE Capital discuss ways to get a grip on credit worthiness, risk and other factors affecting working capital.

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  • Aligning Sourcing with Strategy
    Growth and Innovation Aligning Sourcing with Strategy

    How does an organization like GE maintain product quality and control, avoid the risk of supply-chain disruption, and keep sourcing practices aligned with senior management's objectives?

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  • Managing Quality
    Growth and Innovation Managing Quality: Begin with Your Customer

    To survive and thrive in the marketplace today requires that your company infuse quality into every aspect of its operations. Learn the 3 essential elements of quality identified by GE experts.

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  • Adapting to Regulatory Change
    Growth and Innovation Adapting to Regulatory Change

    How can companies get ahead of the constant barrage of new rules and laws? GE Capital offers a perspective.

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  • Middle Market Indicator Q3 2012
    Middle-market finance Middle Market Indicator Q3 2012

    In the 3Q MMI, the mid-market continues to demonstrate its resilience and strength, despite moderated growth projections.

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  • GE Capital Australian Mid-Market Report
    Middle-market finance GE Capital Australian Mid-Market Report

    While the Mid-Market represents only 1.4% of businesses, it provides one third of all business revenues and employs more than 3.2 million workers, so what matters to these businesses, matters to the Australian economy.

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  • Middle Market Indicator Q2 20
    Middle-market finance Middle Market Indicator Q2 2012

    The second quarter Middle Market Indicator results show continued, yet slowing, growth.

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  • 2012 Business Leader Summit at the New York Stock Exchange
    Access GE 2012 Business Leader Summit at the New York Stock Exchange

    Industry experts and business leaders share their views on access to capital, digital strategy, and the macro events currently moving the markets.

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  • Advancing Sustainability 1.0 to 3.0
    Sustainability Advancing Sustainability 1.0 to 3.0

    The business case for sustainability is compelling — even for companies tightening purse strings. Experts from GE and Wharton offer their insights on how to create value for shareholders, customers and communities while balancing constraints on natural resources.

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  • Middle Market Indicator Q1 2012
    Middle-market finance Middle Market Indicator Q1 2012

    New research from the National Center for the Middle Market reveals that middle market companies grew at a rate of 6.9% in the past year, but expect future revenue growth to slow.

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  • European SME Capex Barometer Q1 2012
    Growth and Innovation European SME Capex Barometer Q1 2012

    GE Capital's second European SME Capex Barometer takes an in-depth look at SMEs' business sentiment and capital expenditures in Europe's leading economies, as well as key Eastern European markets.

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  • Construction Equipment Survey
    Construction Construction Equipment Survey

    A GE Capital survey reveals that construction equipment dealers are optimistic about the year ahead.

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  • Global Innovation Barometer 2012
    Growth and Innovation Global Innovation Barometer 2012

    GE's latest report on innovation compares executives' perceptions of innovation across 22 countries.

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  • Visualizing the Middle Market
    Middle-market finance Visualizing the Middle Market

    The Middle Market not only accounts for a third of private sector GDP and jobs, but over the last four years, it has been leading the way in terms of viability, resilience and growth. View this visual interpretation of the key findings from GE Capital and Ohio State University's largest-ever study of mid-sized companies.

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  • The AR Factor
    Middle-market finance The AR Factor

    In a first-of-its-kind report, GE Capital takes a look at the value accounts receivable finance is creating in Europe's four largest economies, and finds higher levels of uptake could unlock even greater potential.

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  • GE Capital Mid-Market CFO Survey
    Middle-Market Finance GE Capital Mid-Market CFO Survey

    U.S. CFOs still see opportunities despite the challenging outlook for U.S. and global economies.

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