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Reaching Graduate Level: Eliminating Owner Dependence

All owners hope that their business can run efficiently while they are away. Eliminate owner dependence with strategies to build skilled management.

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3 Approaches to Business Valuation Methods

Are you valuing your business for a transition, taxes or even litigation? The reason for your valuation will determine the business valuation methods you use. 

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Lessons on Family Governance in Business

The Cornell/Loyola Family Business Roundtable brought together thought leaders to discuss business and family governance. Here are the key takeaways.

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The Advantages of Franchising (and Some Disadvantages)

The advantages of franchising can make it an extremely attractive model, but it also has its challenges. How will you know if it’s right for you?

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Embrace the Elephant in the Room: Advice on Company Culture

As companies grow, culture can get lost. Learn to maintain company culture and embrace disagreements as more voices enter the room. 

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The Ins and Outs of a Venture Capital Investment

Learn about the three most important aspects of a venture capital deal: liquidation rights, management participation and control, and exit rights.

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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 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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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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