Blogs and Resources

Moving from “transaction” to “meaning”

Moving from “transaction” to “meaning”

The article below does a great job of introducing the practice of rituals to move us from “transaction” to “meaning” and I think you’ll enjoy reading about the different ways it can apply in the workplace and serendipity of discoveries made along the way. In addition...

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Wealth Gap

The last couple of years has been frothy for M&A. As far as disclaimers go, you would do well to remember that past performance is not indicative of future results. This month we touch on the impact inflation, interest rates, disruptions in the supply chain and...

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Managing Remote Employees

Managing Remote Employees

In March 2020, we helped a number of small companies set up their employees to work from home due to office shutdowns mandated by the pandemic. Some employees had worked from home from time to time and some had never worked from home. The technology enablement turned...

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How to Think About the Systems in Your Business

How to Think About the Systems in Your Business

Being able to see your business as a system helps create the structure necessary to grow and succeed. Many entrepreneurs start a business and end up owning a job. The difference between owning your job and owning a business lies in the various systems used to operate...

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

M&A—What’s Love Got To Do With It? HOW SUCCESSFUL CULTURE INTEGRATION POSITIVELY AFFECTS M&A SUCCESS Sometimes when people talk about the merging of two companies, they make a comparison to marriage. You know, where two people come together and have to learn...

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BGS Business Accelerator Masterclass

Short Description Even if you think your business can’t function without you. This program reveals how to have the independence and financial freedom you dream of when you started by learning how to build a self-sustaining business (absentee ownership). Description...

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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

How attractive is your company to an external strategic buyer or to the current management group? How dependent is the company’s current level of success on you? What does the makeup of your customer base look like and is it dangerously tilted towards one or two large...

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Family Businesses: Exiting in the New Year!

Family Businesses: Exiting in the New Year!

CHARACTERISTICS FOR SUCCESSFUL EXIT PLANNING IN 2022 It is the beginning of a new year--a time for renewal and reflection about the previous year, and oh, what a year it was! What went well, and what might have gone better? In that spirit, I thought I’d offer a few...

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Seven Layers of Successful Relationships

Seven Layers of Successful Relationships

                  Short Description: Do you ever wonder how some people get along with everyone and have genuine fulfillment and happiness within their life? It’s not that they’re better than you. It’s that they took the...

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Small Business Lending – SBA Valuations

Small Business Lending – SBA Valuations

Key Concepts for Valuing Businesses for U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Programs “People don’t recognize opportunity because it looks like risk.” – Brad Lea According to the Small Business Administration (“SBA”), in the United States, there are over 31 million...

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Valuation Insights

Valuation Insights

Our legal view highlights one of the latest lawsuit cases filed by the Caesars Entertainment group for business interruption due to COVID-19 and their legal battle with the insurance company. In addition, our industry spotlight covers apartment and residential...

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Culture’s Role in Long Term Success

Culture’s Role in Long Term Success

I wish you could have been with me in Atlanta last year for our High Performing Culture Summit. It brought together a very engaged but varied group of over 100 people from around the country. There were practitioners like PathFinder Group as well as about 30 family...

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How Does Your Business Compare

How Does Your Business Compare

Short Description When considering the value of your company, there are basic value drivers to examine. While it is difficult to place specific importance on each one, it is possible to make a "ballpark" judgment or assign relative importance to each. Description When...

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Stop Thinking About Your Business Like a Job

Stop Thinking About Your Business Like a Job

Have you owned your business for more than 5 years? If you answered YES, then next I would ask you “do you still work in your business day-to-day? If you answered YES, then I would ask you “WHY?” First and foremost, I can tell you your business is worth less than you...

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Can I sell my business in 2021?

Can I sell my business in 2021?

Can I sell my business in 2021? Many business owners, like you, want to know. Many business owners are trying to understand how 2020 will affect their business value. Owners are more concerned than ever before for some of the reasons listed below. However, there are...

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Top Tier Executive Leaders Are Influential

Top Tier Executive Leaders Are Influential

Top tier executive leaders are influential in known and unknown ways. The problem is that they tend to believe that their influence on others is based on known transmissions which often disguise from them tacit powerful messages that often work at cross-purposes with...

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Ascend by William Anton

Ascend by William Anton

Description Ascend is an innovative book embedded with powerful tools for leaders and offers an engaging way to share the path toward personal transformation with everyone. It presents a captivating allegory that helps leaders identify and breakthrough long-standing...

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