Explore Big Business Best Practices for Small
4imprint’s Latest Blue Paper and Podcast
January 03, 2011 10:15 AM Eastern Time
OSHKOSH, Wis.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Ethical operations, streamlined processes and transparent
business objectives aren’t just for big businesses. The latest Blue Paper™ and podcast from promotional products
retailer 4imprint, Corporate Governance: Best Practices for Small Businesses, presents ways small businesses
can find benefits in implementing corporate governance practices.
Corporate governance is a term typically associated with large, publicly owned and traded companies—companies
that are required by law to manage and disclose how board members and executives make decisions. Corporate
governance exists to ensure that companies operate in a fair, equitable and appropriate manner for the benefit of all
stakeholders. To do so means to establish a set of internal policies, rules and procedures.
“In many cases small businesses may not have shareholders in the strictest sense, but most have partners, investors,
and other stakeholders,” said Kevin Lyons-Tarr, President of 4imprint. “So in this sense, corporate governance does
apply. Following these best practices, small businesses can set out on the path to more streamlined and accountable
In this Blue Paper and podcast, 4imprint presents corporate governance best practices that small business can
l Establishing and disclosing company objectives;
l Outlining ownership structure and an organizational chart;
l Exploring the creation of an advisory board;
l Addressing foreseeable risk factors;
l Establishing regular financial audits and disclosure of audit findings;
l And more!
To read this Blue Paper, or download the podcast, visit www.4imprint.com/bluepapers.
About 4imprint Blue Papers™
4imprint Blue Papers™ are in-depth, how-to articles, distributed to 4imprint customers to help their organizations
succeed. Accessible at www.4imprint.com/bluepapers, Blue Papers™ have covered popular, cutting-edge topics
such as podcasting, online social media, search engine optimization (SEO) and experiential marketing.
4imprint is part of 4imprint Group, Plc, a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange, serving more
than 100,000 businesses with promotional items throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and
Ireland. 4imprint offers corporate gifts, personalized gifts, custom t-shirts, promotional pens, travel mugs, tote bags,
water bottles, Post-it® Notes, custom calendars, custom shirts and much more. For additional information, visit
Greg Ebel, 4imprint
920-236-7272, ext. 8396