Now that the first quarter of the year is in the books, it's time to look back and evaluate your company's performance so far. "If there's a performance miss, it's absolutely critical to understand how much of the miss is due to an execution problem and how much of the miss is due to a strategy problem," according to Scott Engler of CEB Finance. It's also critical to assess your company's financial situation to get ready for the rest of the year. "If you didn't reach your financial goals, re-evaluate and consider scaling back," said Corey Ross, founder and director of BBC Easy.

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