For most businesses, we are just over mid-way through another year, and for a few of you possibly approaching a September or October year end. For those of you who actively monitor your results against your plans, congratulations! If you haven’t already done so, it should be time to assess your progress against your goals.… Read more >
Recently I was visiting with a very good commercial lending officer. We were discussing the current economic climate and the trends we both have witnessed lately with respect to commercial and Industrial (C&I) lending.
He made an off-hand comment that I probably did not adequately appreciate at the time, but upon reflection it hit me like a brick!… Read more >
In working with my clients, I have solved several common issues with which they previously struggled. All of them are critically vital to profitable growth and sustainability. The good news is that with focus and accurate analysis they can be rectified. In no particular order, here are five that I see most often:
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I just finished reading an incredible article titled “Courting Venture Capital” written by J.D. Kern, CPA in the June, 2011 edition of the Journal of Accountancy, published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
I wholeheartedly agree with Kern with respect to how to attract angel, venture capital or private equity investment to a new, emerging or growth company.… Read more >
In today’s economy, reducing administrative overhead costs to their bare minimum can literally mean the difference between success and failure for middle market companies. In an environment when top line revenue is, at best unpredictable, it makes perfect sense to lower the break-even revenue point of the company as much as possible. … Read more >