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Many publicly-held American companies are infected with a bad case of “short-termism”, the trap of managing the company to meet quarterly earnings expectations at the expense of long-term interests. Many economists have speculated that short-termism negatively impacts research and development … Continued
By Robert Wagner, HoganTaylor Partner & Advisory Practice Lead The number one way to improve profit margins in your services business is to increase prices. Ron Baker, the guru of value pricing for professional service firms often cites the results … Continued
By Richard Ray, Information Technology Advisory Services Consulting Executive The hit TV show M.A.S.H. was about a military hospital in Korea, and in almost every episode a helicopter would fly in with wounded soldiers and the medical team would triage … Continued
By Richard Ray, Information Technology Advisory Services Consulting Executive The number one source of security data breaches are cyber-attacks on web applications in the “cloud,” and in the past three years those attacks have increased over 300%. Cloud applications are … Continued
By Advisory Practice Lead Robert Wagner and Consulting Executive Aaron Ackerman Owners and managers of businesses inevitably make mistakes. It is part of the process of learning to lead an organization, reacting to market events, and working within the constraints … Continued
In this final installment of our “55 Questions” series, we will look at key contractual and compliance issues that can often delay or even derail a transaction. Most of these issues can be addressed ahead of time, but if owners … Continued
In the last two parts of our “55 Questions” series, we will turn our attention from financial issues to important strategic, governance, and compliance matters. Lack of attention to these matters can result in lengthened due diligence, a delayed closing … Continued
In addition to the future expected cash flows, prospective buyers will also take a careful look at the target’s balance sheet to gauge the financial condition of the business, proper ownership of assets, and other matters affecting the operations of … Continued
Our “55 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Sell Your Business” series is designed to help business owners effectively prepare for the eventual sale of their business. Owners who are considering selling in the future should think carefully about their … Continued
For business owners contemplating a future sale of their business, we believe it is never too early to start the process. We recently posted “55 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Sell Your Business”. Our “55 Questions” are designed to … Continued