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Executives & Business Owners

Business executives and owners of privately held businesses wear many hats, each of which require different skill-sets. Yet, at the same time, the pressures of running a business often leave little time for the continuing education that can benefit them. Financial Poise provides easily digestible, highly relevant information that business people can use right away to make their businesses better.

From columns and articles to webinars and podcasts, all of Financial Poise’s content is produced so that you don’t need a law degree or be a CPA to fully understand and apply the educational information provided.  Instead, it’s developed specifically for business owners and executives with the intent to be as comprehensive as possible without all of the unnecessary jargon.

Covering such subjects as fraud and litigation as well as bankruptcy and other similar topics, the Financial Poise collection for business executives and owners is meant to be engaging and easy to apply, so that you can get back to doing what’s most important – running your business .

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Managing Your Way Out of Trouble with Your Company’s Lender

You are a small business owner and you’ve had a great relationship with your lender. In fact, your relationship manager is a member at your country club. Everything has been great for years, business has been booming and there have been few or no issues. However, one day, you get to your office and you […]

Global Wealth 2019

Essential (& Some Surprising) Facts Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report is one of the most comprehensive analyses of the world’s wealth, and provides keen insights into the health of the global economy. We took a fresh look at the most recent report, which contains the following, essential facts: Global Wealth is On the Rise – […]

Fixed Index Annuities Basics

The ABCs of FIAs

A Conversation with Jim Poolman [Editor’s Note: Jim Poolman is Executive Director of the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council, a coalition of life insurance companies that offer fixed indexed annuities (FIAs). He outlined the benefits of this stable retirement savings vehicle for the readers of Financial Poise.] What are Fixed Index Annuities (FIAs)? FIAs are contracts […]

family business roles and responsibilities

Protect Your Family Business with Smart Succession Planning

Clarifying Roles and Responsibilities for Smooth Transitions In family business, a succession plan guarantees continuity. It ensures a smooth transition of leadership so that the business can carry on. Where no succession plan exists, the risk of turbulence and conflict is high. Creating a succession plan is a fairly straightforward but necessary task. It details […]

choosing an advisory board

3 Advisory Board Styles to Fit Every Business

Advisory Board Roles and Responsibilities for Any Stage of Business The boards of directors of for-profit and non-profit organizations have the same fiduciary responsibilities: duty of care, duty of loyalty and duty of good faith.  While similar to fiduciary boards, advisory boards are not the same. The purpose and function of a board of advisors […]

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‘Housekeeping’ Tips to Maximize Business Value

Making Improvements that Will Benefit the Seller and the Buyer As you start thinking about selling your business you should also think about how you might make some improvements to the business to maximize business value to a buyer. Identify the company’s shortfalls and consider fixing them. Look at your business through a prospective buyer’s […]

Transaction teams for business sales

Assembling the Right Transaction Team: Tips for Selling Your Company Successfully

Many Moving Parts Drive a Sale As you consider selling your company, there are many different topics that, as an owner, you may need to assess. In evaluating whether to sell, an owner’s time and energy can become focused internally, as he or she questions such as whether the appropriate management team exists, whether the […]

Thirteen Guidebooks for Building and Holding Wealth

Read These Books to Get Smart About Personal Finance and Investing

Thirteen Guidebooks for Building and Holding Wealth Hiring a professional to manage your investments is not akin to hiring a plumber, car mechanic, or even attorney. To hire any of these three professionals it is neither necessary nor likely that to first teach yourself about plumbing, car engines, or the law. Personal Finance & Investing, […]

Wealth Management Trends

AMG Funds Survey Finds Investors Confident in Economy

New Survey Explores Investment Preferences and Generational Differences Nearly two thirds of wealthy investors now feel optimistic about the economy, according to a new survey from AMG Funds. Titled “Wealth Management Trends in America,” the survey polled 1,000 individual investors with investable assets of more than $250,000, and found that among that group, 60% feel […]

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Creating a Risk Management System

Identifying and Managing Risks to Your Business Make It Stronger Most business owners are so busy running their business that they don’t have time to think about unlikely events. How can you think about possible  “black swan” events when you are struggling with today’s problems? To protect shareholders, boards and management need to make time to think about […]

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