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Michele Schechter

About Michele Schechter

Michele has been a director with Financial Poise since 2012.

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An Intermediary to Lead the Process: Investment Banker or Business Broker?

The road to selling a business is winding. The right intermediary will guide you down the right path. Do you need a business broker or an investment banker?

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What Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement? Non-Disclosure Terms Explained

How do different types of non-disclosure agreements protect the parties involved in M&As? Learn common NDA terms and accompanying documents.

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Business Borrowing Basics – Negotiating A Loan Agreement

All businesses have to borrow at some point. Here’s how to best negotiate a loan agreement for the benefit of your business.

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How to Find the Right Business Buyer for Your Company

What kind of business buyer should you approach to sell your business? Find out where to meet financial, strategic and operator buyers.

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Appetite for Divestment at Record High

Divest to Grow The percentage of companies utilizing divestments doubled from 2017 to 2019. Executives and investors are learning that in order to increase value and grow their core business, they must keep up with changing consumer habits, new technologies, new capabilities and pressure from activists and ESG (environment, social and governance) investors. A divestment […]

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The Government’s Clash on Fiduciary Responsibilities and Your Advisor’s Retirement Advice

What Will Happen to the DOL Fiduciary Rule? In March of 2018, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans vacated a fiduciary rule that would require brokers and advisors to offer retirement advice that fits in the best interests of their clients. Since then, the states of Massachusetts and New Jersey have […]

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Startup Business Tips from Industry Leaders

Have a business idea but not sure where to start? The experts at Financial Poise have compiled start-up business tips from industry leaders.

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4 Acquisition Financing Structures for Buyers

When buying a business, buyers may use any four acquisition financing structures: cash purchase, third-party funding, seller financing and stock swaps.

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Are You Smarter Than a High School Dropout? Revising the Accredited Investor Definition

The SEC is considering wider access to private offerings. Does net worth equate to financial literacy, or should the accredited investor definition change?

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Investing in People: Upgrade Your Company’s Engine

Will investing in your employees increase productivity and drive growth? Or will training employees drain resources that will be lost when they leave?

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