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Know When It’s Time to Switch Your Retirement Plan Service Provider

Evaluate Your 401(k) Service Provider with These Questions The new year is a great time to take stock of your company offerings, and for plan sponsors, that should include a thorough review of your retirement plan provider. With fiduciary duty on the line, not taking the time to carefully review and make any changes can […]

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Investing in Your Employees Can Pay Out For Your Business

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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Rent-seeking behavior

Shakedown Street: A Tale of Unethical Business Practices

A parking ticket can teach you a lot about unethical business practices. Find out how rent-seeking behavior affects consumers and society. 

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Expert Advice on Surviving the 2019 U.S. Importers Crisis

How to Lessen the Impact of the New Tariffs Recently, The U.S. raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of products from 10% to 25% with a threat to levy additional tariffs on an additional $325 billion worth of goods from China. These new tariffs follow a host of previous White House-imposed duties on various trading […]

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sunk costs fallacy

Don’t Let Sunk Costs Sink You!

Sunk costs from the past can affect your future business decisions, resulting in missed opportunities. Find out how you can avoid the sunk cost fallacy.

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What Is An ESOP and Do You Want One? Pros and Cons of the Employee Stock Option Plan

Handled well, the ESOP functions as a means of financing the ownership transition of a closely-held business in a tax-favored manner. But it’s not right for everyone.

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Now that You Have Identified Your Risks, Can They be Avoided, Reduced or Insured?

Safeguarding Your Business with a Solid Risk Management Plan All business entities face risk.  Some aspects are insurable, while some are not. But just because it’s insurable, does that mean you should buy insurance?  Organizations today are transitioning from simply purchasing insurance to establishing a full risk management plan. Managing 4 Types of Risk Bruce […]

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EBITDA: What Does it Say and Not Say?

Learn how EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, facilitates financial comparison among companies in the same sector.

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business acquisitions

Acquisitions: That Company May Be Good to Own, but Tough to Buy

Inaction Dissatisfaction is Preferable to Buyer’s Remorse At a client’s recent board meeting we were evaluating making a bid on a rival business worth $100 million. Our management had spent years positioning itself for the opportunity to obtain this business, and now that acquisition was finally upon us. Even though it was an extremely large […]

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business valuation

Business Valuation: Art or Science?

Business valuation is both a science and an art You need both your right and left brains when you set about valuing businesses, which is an endeavor that is mostly science, with a fair bit of art added in. To begin, one must understand the three principal methods of business valuation. Next, one must understand […]

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