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Fight, Flight, or Freeze: Dealing with Business Conflicts

By Bruce Werner • November 22, 2021

How should business conflicts be handled? Instead of responding to “fight, flight, or freeze” instincts, it’s best to address these situations with care. Find out how to handle family and non-familial conflicts in a business environment.

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How to Anticipate Contract Disputes Before You Sign (And Why You’ll Be Glad You Did)

By David Teten • November 4, 2021

There are many steps to take in order to assure a contract will be honored by all parties. Anticipate contract disputes by working with the right lawyer, keeping extra copies of the original and always having a backup plan.

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Planning and Staging a Company for Transition

By H. Barry Goodman • October 29, 2021

How do you prepare your company for a transition? Thinking ahead before you sell your company or pass it on to a family will help maximize your profits and prepare your business for the change. Discover what you need to…

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baseball card investing

Home Run Hobby: Collecting Baseball Cards for Fun and Profit?

By The Financial Poise Editors • October 13, 2021
Are baseball cards a good investment? Find out how this popular hobby has changed and whether you should consider investing in baseball cards for fun or for profit.

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private company board of directors meeting

What is the ROI for a Private Company Board of Directors?

By Bruce Werner • October 4, 2021
The value of a high-performing board of directors is obvious to a business owner when the process is well managed. Identify the different ways to create an effective board of…

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Reading and Writing a Letter of Intent

By Peter Feinberg • September 27, 2021
Think of the LOI as akin to a father asking his daughter’s date, “What are your intentions with my daughter, young man?” but doesn’t have to be that intimidating.

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Equity Crowdfunding Diversification and Planning

Equity Crowdfunding for the New Angel Investor

By David M. Freedman • September 20, 2021
Discover how to plan your equity crowdfunding investments thoughtfully to navigate risk as a new angel investor.

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Talent Development

Talent Development Strategies for the Talent You Have Today but Need Tomorrow

By Bruce Werner • September 9, 2021
Your talent development strategies should consider the talent you want and how it compares to the talent you have today.

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Low-income Housing

Want to Invest in Opportunity Zones? 5 Reasons to Target Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

By Kathie Soroka and Kenneth Silverberg • August 24, 2021
Here’s why you should combine your investment in opportunity zone funds with the rich tax benefits of low-income housing tax credits.

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Trade Secrets

Trade Secret Misappropriation: Methods for Measuring Damages and Seeking Relief

By David Wharton and Shawn Fox • August 23, 2021
Trade secret misappropriation is on the rise in the US. How does a business calculate damages in cases of trade secret theft?

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Employee Development

Employee Development and Retention: How to Invest in People and Boost Your ROI

By Michele Schechter • August 19, 2021
Employee development and training is crucial to avoid turnover and the costs of onboarding new employees. Learn how to retain your talent.

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Sunk costs

Don’t Let the Sunk Cost Fallacy Sink Your Business!

By Prasad Ramani • August 17, 2021
Don’t stay on a course of action just because you’ve already put in the time and money. Learn how to overcome the sunk cost fallacy.

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Business School

I Went for an MBA at 43. Here’s Why Business School Rankings are Meaningless

By Marc Lichtman and Jeff Gerstner and Jeffery Pearson and Oderah C. Nwaeze and Kristina Parren • August 12, 2021
After years of teaching higher education, a lecturer works to get his MBA. What he learns may change your mind about getting the degree.

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