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Top Five Checklist for Business Conferences

We’ve all gotten these ubiquitous solicitations from business conference promoters and like me some of you click on the link to dig deeper into the promises. I have attended too many of these business conferences; initially as a participant and later a speaker. Based...

Strategic Planning for Small Business

What’s the Strategic Plan? This is one of the most over-used phases in business and implications of the answer can create anxiety in CEOs, boards and investors alike.  The strategic plan has taken a lot of hits in the business conversations lately, mostly questioning...

BARRON”S Feb 19th Article on GE: How Did It Come to This?

In the Feb. 19 edition of Barron’s featured a story that dissected the valuation of General Electric but the article did not reference the question of “how did it come to this”?  The fall of the GE Empire was driven by both exogenous events and self-inflicted wounds....

Strategic Planning for Small Businesses

What’s the Strategic Plan?  This is one of the most over-used phases in business and implications of the answer can create anxiety in CEOs, boards and investors alike.  The strategic plan has taken a lot of hits in the business conversations lately, mostly questioning...

Early-stage Business Transition

The transition to becoming a profitable mid-stage enterprise is the most challenging period a business will face in its entire lifecycle.  The maturation to a stable business can be particularly challenging for the CEO/Owner who faces new types of risks and decision...