As a long-time business consultant and value growth advisor to middle-market companies, I frequently met business owners who didn’t recognize the urgency to plan for an eventual business ownership transition.  Such business owners commonly find themselves catastrophically unprepared when the time comes to sell their business, costing them millions of dollars in lost value.  I…

The economic rebound has made the competition for skilled, technical professionals more challenging. A May 2021 report from Robert Half stated that 93% of companies are struggling to find skilled staff—meanwhile, current conditions for business growth and transformation can’t be missed. In finance, talent shortages have been no small challenge for today’s CFO. Dynamic companies…

A stay bonus provides an incentive for an employee to remain with the company after a sale. They’re designed to protect the company in times of change. Recognize that a business transition can create a lot of uncertainty and anxiety for employees. Some managers may wonder if they’ll be let go after a sale. Or,…

Good morning Jack, Sometimes you have good conversations but not too many are great ones.  I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s call and it is unusual to find someone who has a track record and the competence that you display as it relates to your practice. Please let me know how you would like to proceed as…

Donna Beatty, Tax Partner with Frazier & Deeter, and Robert Stephens, Managing Partner of CFO Navigator, were Bill McDermott’s guests on this episode of Profit Sense with Bill McDermott. Donna provided timely advice about taxes, new laws, and advice for business owners. Robert Stephens talked about how he helps businesses as a financial guide, how he speaks…

The long-predicted seller tsunami is coming. Business owners ahead of the trend will be positioned to take advantage of the positive market conditions. Let Walden provide the leadership and exit strategy that will help you net the most. READ Why Boomer Business Owners Should Watch M&A Cycles – https://waldenbus.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Business-Owners-Should-Watch-MA-Cycles-1.pdf Business-Owners-Should-Watch-MA-Cycles

Program produced by XPX Tri-State. The Exit Planning Exchange (“XPX”) Tri-State – covering New York (New York City & Long Island), Connecticut (Fairfield & Hartford), and New Jersey – is holding a regional virtual event from 4-6PM on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 to examine the three main aspects that influence a deal – business environment,…

Filing taxes can be complicated and burdensome. There may come a time when what was once a plain vanilla tax return becomes too complex to file on your own or even for your current tax preparer. Sophisticated tax advisors can be crucial in assisting with complicated tax planning and compliance issues. Engaging a sophisticated tax…

“If only your doctors practiced XPX Collaboration.” What does a real, collaborative, multi-advisor value-building project look like? In this 2nd conversation, get the in-depth story and play-by-play of a dynamic, complex value-building project from both the owner perspective and their multi-advisor team. An advisory team of a dozen professionals – and growing. How the heck…

Recently, XPX San Antonio hosted their 4th annual Business Owner and Advisor Summit on October 12th. The program featured a number of panelists covering several exit planning topics. San Antonio Business Journal included a fantastic insert in their recent issue. View the insert here. Thank you to all of our XPX leaders involved in planning…

What does a real, collaborative, multi-advisor value-building project look like? Get the in-depth story and play-by-play of a dynamic, complex value-building project from both the owner perspective and their multi-advisor team. An in-depth panel discussion and Q&A with Owners and their XPX Advisory Team A 2-part series: October 12th and November 9th What’s the owner…

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“Conflicts look bad. I always prepare touchy agenda points with my 2 senior leaders before leadership team meetings. This way senior leadership presents a united front,” recently mentioned the CEO of a 200-people company. Most leadership teams have too few open, healthy conflicts. This makes them less effective, reduces decision quality, and ultimately slows down business…

I wrote earlier about the value a closed loop employee suggestion program can provide. These do provide significant benefits, but there is no need to limit continuous improvement suggestions to those inside the company. Customer and supplier surveys can provide great insights into such opportunities while also enabling the company to collaborate better with key…

During my first visit to one factory, I quickly noticed on a wall in the lobby a collection of cards with employee suggestions – normally a good sign of a facility’s commitment to continuous improvement and employee engagement. A closer look revealed the opposite – improvement ideas that were months and even quarters old without…

Wealth managers and financial industry observers have pointed out that we are in the midst of a great wealth transfer driven by Baby Boomers. As Boomers (the generation born between 1946 and 1964) have aged, the savings and investments they worked hard to accumulate are now passing via inheritance to younger generations. Yet, what happens…

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