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CEO confidence at three-year low amid expectations of revenue growth

CEO confidence at three-year low amid expectations of revenue growth

 

Vistage CEO optimism levels have dipped to a three-year low, according to the Vistage CEO Confidence Index for Q1 2016. But while the survey Read More

How to leverage automation for next year’s tax season

How to leverage automation for next year’s tax season

Every year at this time, lists upon lists of tax tips are published to help business owners better handle tax filing requirements. However, this year Read More

A CEO’s preparation guide: How to maximize profit in any economic cycle

A CEO’s preparation guide: How to maximize profit in any economic cycle

What if you could predict the economy 12 months ahead with 94.7% accuracy?
According to ITR Economics, macroeconomic growth as measured by US industrial Read More

Are you taking full advantage of the Small Business Administration?

Are you taking full advantage of the Small Business Administration?

People tend not to trust the federal government. But business owners are selling themselves short if they don’t consider loans backed by the Small Business Read More

For investors, blind optimism is risky business

For investors, blind optimism is risky business

Investors suffer from a surplus of checks. I don’t mean checks in the sense of “here, let me write you a check.” I mean checks Read More

What determines the value of your business

What determines the value of your business

Whether or not you studied finance, you know that there are endless factors that someone from the outside will use to put a value on Read More

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