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Happy Owner, Happy Board: The Strategy of a Private Company Board of Directors

A public company must focus on shareholder value, but a private company board of directors answers to one person only: the owner.

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For Effective Boards, “Noses In, Fingers Out” Can Be Widely Interpreted

Should an effective board of directors stick its nose into business matters or keep its fingers out? A leadership crisis heightens the question.

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Cybersecurity Challenges for Boards of Directors

COVID-19 has moved board meetings online, excacerbating hacking threats. Now more than ever, cybersecurity needs to be part of a strong diligence process.

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Non-Executive Directors Provide Leadership When It is Needed Most

There are many advantages of non-executive directors. They provide accountability, leadership during difficult situations and true change to divided firms.

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Warren Buffett Speaks Out on Independent Director Performance

Warren Buffett’s annual letter is critical of independent directors of public companies—but can their bad behavior influence private companies as well?

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Crash Course on LLC Management and Structure

Starting an LLC has certain advantages for business owners, including flexible organization. Learn about LLC management, structure and taxation.

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Understanding Behavioral Finance and Your Financial Advisor’s Biases

Your advisor is not immune to behavioral finance biases, such as overconfidence or loss aversion. How does behavioral finance affect your investments?

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What is a Corporation? Formation, Management and Taxation in 2020

LLCs offer more flexibility and less administrative burden. But corporation management may still be the way to go. What are the advantages of a corporation?

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COVID-19 & the Corporate Director: Key Duties & Actions

C-Suite executives run the day-to-day affairs of a company. The board of directors is responsible for long-term strategy and extraordinary decisions. COVID-19 has created a landscape in which extraordinary decisions need to be made every day.

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That’s SOC, Not SOX: SOC Reports Audit the Safety of Company Data

An SOC report tells business owners, buyers and fiduciary directors if their data is being safely managed by a service organization. Should you request one?

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