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JOBS Act Title II Drives Private Equity Options for Small Business Owners

The JOBS Act Title II allows entrepreneurs and small businesses to conduct general solicitation and advertising of a private equity offering.

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sales strategy

All Marketing Tactics Begin with Sales Strategy

Before you implement sales tactics, you need to have a sales strategy. Do you know your company’s strengths and weaknesses? Do you know your audience?

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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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business valuation

‘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 […]

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risk management

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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family governance

Family Governance is Not Business Governance

Family Businesses Need Strategies to Govern Both the Family and the Business Family businesses are unique and the way they are run differs from family to family. Each business has varying degrees of corporate governance. Formal governance structures grow as the business grows and becomes more complex. Governance processes trail business needs in most situations. When […]

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Business Divorce

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Surviving a Business Divorce

Conflicts between business partners are nearly inevitable. Thankfully, there are a number of ways for parties to negotiate up-front. Precautionary agreements give you space to resolve issues more easily or, at least, provide a picture of what the result will be when resolution is not possible.

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The Strategic Value of Accelerators: How They Can Benefit the Business at any Stage

How Accelerators Can Help Your Business Grow Startups need money to, well, startup. In order to get money, fundraising is a likely path that most startups will travel. There are many different funding sources available, and the usefulness of each one varies depending on the stage of the business. Some common fundraising sources include: Founder […]

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The Importance of Succession Planning for a Thriving Family Business

Succession Planning Means Looking Beyond the Second Generation Most family businesses don’t make it beyond the second generation. Even fewer reach the third generation of ownership. Why is that? As much as one generation would like to hand the business off to a next-generation family member, the following critical questions are often not adequately considered: […]

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organizational pace of change

Organizational Pace of Change: Surviving and Thriving in Our Fast Paced World

Change is Constant, the Pace of Change Increases Our world is constantly changing but the pace of change has increased exponentially. The way we adopt and adapt to new technology far outpaces 10, 20 or 50 years ago. People expect things to change rapidly. In order to succeed in business your organizational pace of change […]

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