Acquisition Integration Plan: Prepare for an Acquisition

I’m a big advocate of acquisitions as a means of business growth. But it really depends on your industry, background, interests, goals, and strategy. Growth via acquisitions is a strategy, just as pure organic growth is a strategy, growth through partnering is a strategy, and growth through licensing is a strategy. If you do decide…

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The Financial Benefit of Health & Wellness Programs

I read an article on CFO.com, Healthy Returns from Wellness Programs, that  inspired me.  As someone who considers myself an athlete and who is a definite health advocate, I must have been subconsciously drawn to companies with strong health and wellness programs. I never considered this before. I have always known I was drawn to…

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5 Best Outsourced Employee Providers

Have you thought about hiring personnel for your team but cannot quite justify the expense? Or perhaps you don’t have the budget for a full-time employee or are afraid to make the commitment due to the time and expense of hiring, firing, then rehiring someone else if your first selection doesn’t work out? Have you…

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Good Communication First

I do consistently find myself in awe of technology. Through technology, we have turned the oven into the microwave, the telephone into the fax & cell phone, & the radio into an I-Pod. But there just isn’t a good substitute for plain old communication. People like to feel needed. They like to know their opinions…

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Business Makeover – a tv show

I’m a fan and believer of working on your business, not just in it. This is the difference between being strategic and running a lifestyle business – a small business that pays for your lifestyle but is not truly an asset separate from yourself. I also believe in learning from others’ mistakes whenever and where…

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Seeking Entrepreneurs for Venture Creation Program

I was looking at the Wharton alumni job board for a couple of friends and saw this posting. It’s for entrepreneurs – past, current, or wannabes but all definitely aspiring for the next big opportunity. Normally I don’t broadcast alumni opportunities but I believe in disseminating information that can help entrepreneurs and business owners achieve…

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Recruit Early. Hire College Interns!

It is not just corporate America that benefits from interns. It is often harder for small and medium businesses to find new talent because these smaller entities do not have the recruiting budget or staff to send people to various college campuses. Rarely do smaller businesses typically have the cache to attract up and comers.…

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Non-Profit IT Assistance Source – TechSoup Global

This blog is definitely targeted at FOR-profit businesses. However, some of these for-profit small and medium businesses have non-profit customers. Or the owners or executive management sit on the board(s) of local and regional non-profits. Hence, I thought the information below was suitable and timely. TechSoup Global has served the non-profit, library & non-governmental sectors…

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The Challenge: Internet Marketing Training

There are a lot of programs out there on how to rev up your internet marketing, how to capitalize on social media, how to exploit Facebook,… If you already have strong familiarity with internet marketing or aspects of it, then this post is not for you. But if you don’t, then it is. I believe…

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Can You Answer This Question? How Much Funding Does Your Company Need?

Many small and medium businesses that have approached me in the past to serve as Interim CFO (Chief Financial Officer) to locate funding have had no idea how much money they need. They will give a number but when I ask how did they arrive at that number, they usually do not know. They simply…

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