Employers Take Note: FTC Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Banning Worker Non-Competes
The Notice would ban all existing and future non-compete agreements with workers, with a narrow exception in connection with the sale of a business by any individual holding at least a 25% interest in such business. January 9, 2023 Thanks to Pillsbury [...]
What Business Owners Should Know About Financial Forecasting
Courtesy of Kerkerin Barberio Is your business ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2023? Financial statements show how a company has performed in the past. But historical data doesn't necessary predict future performance, especially in an uncertain, [...]
Breaking Down the Myths of Housing, Affordability, and Supply
By: Matt Meyers, CEO of Yesler Yesler CEO Matt Meyers takes a in-depth look at the state of U.S. housing and how we arrived at the current state. The housing market. To many, it's crazy and unknowable. It always seems [...]
Bigger is Not Always Better When Selecting a Search Firm Partner
By: Kelli Vukelic, CEO of N2Growth Senior leadership hires can make or break an organization. Various studies show that the failure rate of executives coming into new companies is 30 to 40 percent after 18 months. In a hiring market, like [...]
These Are The Four Leadership Styles In Business (and which works best).
By: Robert Jordan and Olivia Wagner Authors of "Right Leader, Right Time," say there are 4 leadership styles: fixers, artists, builders, and strategists. Here are the four types of business leaders Jordan and Wagner identified: The fixer When things are [...]
The Extraordinary Ordinary Leader
By: Bill Treasurer Excerpted from "Leadership Two Words at a Time" You look uniquely familiar. You, the one who has learned to believe in yourself, trust yourself and follow the quiet inner voice that says, "Why not me?" You don't [...]
November 14, 2022 / IR Magazine Thanks to Jean McLoughlin & Kyle Seifried The SEC's new pay-versus-performance rule changes will present myriad challenges - and potential opportunities - to public company management teams and boards. Most publicly listed US companies [...]
Hiring Outside Directors When Private Companies Don’t Have To?
Author: John M. Collard, www.StrategicMgtParters.com "You need these guys...to increase cash flow, provide valuable guidance, contacts, and credibility. Companies committed to going through significant business change (restart, turnaround, transition, generational ownership transfer), anticipating a major liquidity event, need guidance. Why Add [...]
2022 Industrial Robotics Industry Report
By: Benchmark International October 7, 2022 Industrial robotics is now critical across many sectors for the automation and manufacturing of many tasks, including loading, packaging, labeling, and inspection. They are commonly used in the automobile and heavy engineering sectors and [...]
Key Motherhood Skills All CEOs Need
By: Randy Garn Entrepreneur Leadership Network An in-depth conversation with Jess Toolson, founder and CEO of Mixhers, about how being a parent has shaped her skillsets. Motherhood arms women with several important skills that serve them well as CEOs, such as [...]
Why Does EBITDA Get Adjusted?
Author: Brendan Nussbaum Transaction Support Analyst Benchmark International In the world of small to mid-market mergers and acquisitions, a number that is very important is a company's adjusted EBITDA. The adjusted EBITDA is meant to find a company's true normalized [...]
14 Recommendations For Small Businesses That Are Growing Quickly
Forbes Business Council Council Post - June 16, 2022 Explosive growth is exciting for any business, and watching your brand become a success feels rewarding. While you and your team should definitely celebrate that win, you should also be prepared [...]
Phases of Half-Retirement
By: jimmue I wish I could tell you that Half-Retirement was as simple as flipping a switch...poof, you are Half-Retired. However, Half-Retirement is more of a journey than a decision. We observe many business owners begin down the path towards Half-Retirement and [...]
UPDATE: Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Implications and Considerations
Author: Ari Marin, SVP, Family Wealth Strategist August 2022 - The Inflation Reduction Act, "the Act," amounts to the largest investment encountering climate change in U.S. history and allows Medicare to negotiate drug prices. The Act also increases IRS funding and changes [...]
What’s The Difference Between Recurring And Repeat Revenue?
Courtesy of: Benchmark International If you are considering selling your business, you will need to have a clear understanding of its type of customer revenue because it can significantly impact the value of your business. Sometimes people confuse recurring revenue [...]
The 5 Faces of Leadership and What They Mean For You
Courtesy of: Entrepreneur Magazine By: Ken Gosnell Business owners have many styles that help them lead an organization effectively. Here's how to use that knowledge to your advantage. Team members who wish to become valuable to their organization will need [...]