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Effective Outside Directors Provide Leadership When It Is Needed Most

Whether a company is public or private, the mission of its board of directors is to provide leadership in four key issues: strategy, capital structure, succession planning, and risk management. While regulators will enforce matters at public companies, outside directors are often the only external force to drive change at private companies. So long as […]


unethical company culture

Breaking the Cycle of Arrogance and Eliminating Unethical Company Culture

Arthur Andersen. Enron. Bernie Madoff. Harvey Weinstein. Wells Fargo. Equifax. Again and again and again with these unscrupulous companies, their boards and their leaders, we hear the same questions repeated: 1) How did this happen? 2) How could nobody else have known about it? 3) Knowing what they knew, why was nothing done? Often, it’s […]


selling a business

Selling a Business: When Do I Know It’s the Right Time to Sell?

Selling a Business – Planning Is Key There are several factors that determine if an owner is selling a business at the right time. The greatest challenge for many owners is creating a strategic plan based on the owner’s individual priorities. An owner who is happiest post-sale is the owner who stuck to the plan, […]


Lead Generation Strategy

Ramp Up Your Client Base in 3 Simple Steps with Lead Generation Strategy

Fresh Leads = New Client Potential According to a report published by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), using a lead generation strategy is one of the top marketing approaches for 2017. Approximately 80% of B2B and 66% of B2C organizations surveyed by CMI put the employment of a lead generation strategy at the top of […]


thought leadership opportunities

Thought Leadership Opportunities: Don’t Pay to Give Yourself Away

I Am Special. Are you? I know this to be true… Because a stranger who wants my money told me so Thought Leadership Opportunities aren’t Opportunities I am special because people frequently seek me out to offer me thought leadership opportunities, thus increasing the likelihood that new clients will hire me as their attorney. Look, for […]


company employee handbook

7 Must-Haves for your Company Employee Handbook- for their Benefit and Yours

All employers, no matter the company size, should have an employee handbook to communicate essential policies of the company to employees. A company employee handbook also serves as a legal defense against claims brought by an employee against the company or its managers. Employee handbooks also provide guidance to both supervisors and their employees. A […]


business leadership basics

Business Leadership Basics: Actions Speak Louder Than Intentions

It’s true: Actions speak louder than words (or intentions) It really doesn’t matter how high up in an organization you’ve reached. Your actions and behavior say everything about your intentions. People are watching you. It’s business leadership basics and general human knowledge that what you say isn’t as believable as what you do. Think about […]


Trademark Disparagement and the Slants

Trademark Disparagement? The Slants, The Redskins and the Supreme Court

Acceptable Trademark Disparagement… or Disparagement at all? People try to trademark all types of names, brands and slogans. The U.S. government, however, acts as the gatekeeper applying trademark law to decide whether or not those names or brands are worthy of protection or if they constitute trademark disparagement. One of the most newsworthy parts of […]


Social Media marketing

Hey Business Owner, Are You Making these Common Social Media Marketing Mistakes?

Why Social Media Marketing? Originally seen as a fad, social media marketing is now an integral component of 21st century business. Is your business on board? You need to look no further than America’s most successful companies and social media itself for proof. According to research from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 97% of the Fortune 500 use […]


What a Racket

What a Racket: Tales of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion

The Protection Racket Equifax, Experian and TransUnion don’t have your back. I’ve been trying to come up with some new business ideas. It’s really hard, though. Technology is changing so fast, you know? Well, I finally came up with a good one. I’m going to start my own security firm. I’m going to install burglar […]


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