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Would you play reverse Russian roulette with your money?

Would you play reverse Russian roulette with your money?

Imagine playing Russian roulette with your money. Reverse Russian roulette. It’s not one wealth-destroying bullet and five empty chambers; it’s five bullets and one empty Read More

Ask the right sales and revenue questions to get the right answers

Ask the right sales and revenue questions to get the right answers

If you want to continually grow and produce more profit, which questions do you need to ask?

Should you ask sales questions to get sales Read More

Selling Your Business [M&A Series Part Four]:   Employee Stock Ownership Program Three Benefits to Consider

Selling Your Business [M&A Series Part Four]: Employee Stock Ownership Program Three Benefits to Consider

In part four, the last article in the M&A Series on Selling Your Business, we will discuss reasons to consider selling all or part of Read More

Selling Your Business [M&A Series: Part Three] Strategic Buyers – Three Evaluation Factors For Buying Your Business

Selling Your Business [M&A Series: Part Three] Strategic Buyers – Three Evaluation Factors For Buying Your Business

In part three of our M&A Series on Selling Your Business, we will be discussing how to prepare to sell your business to a strategic Read More

Selling Your Business [M&A Series: Part Two]: Private Equity Firms Three Options to Consider

Selling Your Business [M&A Series: Part Two]: Private Equity Firms Three Options to Consider

In part two of our M&A Series on Selling Your Business, we will be discussing private equity firms and the types of deals they offer Read More

Selling Your Business [M&A Series: Part One]    Investment Bankers:  Two Reasons to Consider Going to Auction

Selling Your Business [M&A Series: Part One] Investment Bankers: Two Reasons to Consider Going to Auction

When it’s time to sell your business, you have a variety of options. But which one is right for you? In this four-part series, we’ll Read More

Human Error in Cost Accounting: The Facts are These

Human Error in Cost Accounting: The Facts are These

Benjamin Franklin once famously said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Chances are, we have all quoted this saying at some Read More

How A Well Structured Asset Protection Plan Will Protect You and Your Business From the Lawsuit Explosion

How A Well Structured Asset Protection Plan Will Protect You and Your Business From the Lawsuit Explosion

Fridays with Vistage is a webinar series on relevant, timely and actionable business topics to help you generate results in your business. On July 31, Read More

Are Your Financial Statements Accurate? 3 Reasons to Understand Basic Accounting

Are Your Financial Statements Accurate? 3 Reasons to Understand Basic Accounting

Fridays with Vistage is a webinar series on relevant, timely and actionable business topics to help you generate results in your business. On May 15, Read More

Small Business Strategies for Dealing with Delayed Payments

Small Business Strategies for Dealing with Delayed Payments

In the latest installment of the WSJ/Vistage Small Business CEO Survey, University of Michigan’s Dr. Richard Curtin, who has analyzed the data for both Read More

Top 2015 Tax Resolutions to Implement Now

Top 2015 Tax Resolutions to Implement Now

The annual filing of taxes and closing of books is an event not unlike New Year’s. Filled with resolve and motivated by previous experience, we Read More

Bitcoin: The Currency of The Future?

Bitcoin: The Currency of The Future?

By now, you’ve probably heard something about bitcoin – maybe that it’s used to buy drugs and other contraband. Or, you’ve read that bitcoins worth Read More

What Napoleon Can Teach C-Level Executives About Innovation and Crowdsourcing

What Napoleon Can Teach C-Level Executives About Innovation and Crowdsourcing

At the turn of the 19th century, Napoleon Bonaparte was busy conquering parts of Europe. Facing the enemy was a big challenge, but he had Read More

Asset Protection for Business Owners: Learn How to Protect Everything You Own, From Everyone, Every Time

Asset Protection for Business Owners: Learn How to Protect Everything You Own, From Everyone, Every Time

How will you protect your business and personal assets? This Friday at 10 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. EDT, you can hear Vistage Speaker Hillel L. Read More

Funding, Talent & Economy Top Priorities for CEOs in 2015

Funding, Talent & Economy Top Priorities for CEOs in 2015

Funding, talent, and economic issues top the list of biggest priorities for middle market CEOs in 2015.

These issues came into focus on Axial’s Middle Read More

Why Should You Care About Project Accounting?

Why Should You Care About Project Accounting?

According to McKinsey & Company, large IT projects run an average of 45 percent over budget and as much as 7 percent over time. Read More

The Role of M&A Advisors

The Role of M&A Advisors

When evaluating critical decisions about exit options for their business, an alarming number of CEOs and business owners make the mistake of believing that their Read More

What’s the Right Price for Your Business? Bridging the Valuation Gap

What’s the Right Price for Your Business? Bridging the Valuation Gap

Think about how you would respond if someone were to offer to buy your business today. What’s your level of readiness to deal with that Read More

What’s Your Business Worth?

What’s Your Business Worth?

Whether you’re considering a sale of your business, already evaluating an offer, or simply exploring strategic options, what your business is worth is one of Read More

Moving Marketing from a Cost to Revenue Center

Moving Marketing from a Cost to Revenue Center

Depending on the organization in which it exists, marketing can take on several personas.  Sometimes it is reactive and operationally oriented, managed by a “hair Read More

Creating Revenue Growth in the 21st Century

Creating Revenue Growth in the 21st Century

You will successfully sell to prospective buyers when:

1. You proactively compel them to invest in the buying process

2. Buyers opt in as a Read More

Big Banks Go Small with Small Business Loans

Big Banks Go Small with Small Business Loans

Need a loan for your small business? You’re in luck: small business loans from big banks are on the rise. Small business loan approval rates Read More

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Do You Have the Will to Scorecard?

Dashboards, scorecards and the like are standard fare in Fortune 500 companies.  For those companies with diverse offerings and unlimited resources, having unfiltered information about Read More

Incapacity Planning: Guardianship

Incapacity Planning: Guardianship

Estate planning is the managing and passing of your assets through the preparation of documents and re-titling of assets.  The process of linking asset protection Read More

The Science of Optimal Profits

The Science of Optimal Profits

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a challenge and public commitment to land a man on the Moon by the end of Read More