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The Trump administration is considering changes that could impact retirement investors

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Thought Leadership on Business Ideas for Growth Companies and Growth Consultants presented by Cerini and Associates LLP. On February 3, 2017, President Donald Trump called into review the new Fiduciary Rule, a rule whose effect would expand the definition of those considered a fiduciary, a term carefully defined under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. More commonly known as the ...

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5 business model shifts to monetizing digital transformation

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Thought Leadership on Business Strategy & Technology Value presented by Paragon Solutions. The phrase “digital transformation” in business today inherently refers to change in the way businesses have to engage customers to deliver in an entirely new fashion. Increasingly they are expected to provide services-led experiences in terms of the way they engage with products and services. A large part of this is ...

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8 questions you’ll be asked when selling your business

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Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. One of the most intimidating aspects of selling your business can be facing the barrage of questions during the various management presentations you’ll be doing for potential acquirers. Be prepared to be grilled on all facets of your operations. Of course, every meeting will be different, but here are some questions you can ...

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Conscious capitalism: Driving a company culture beyond the bottom line

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Thought Leadership on Lending presented by Gibraltar Business Capital. Many small business executives have an opinion about the value and significance of a company culture. Culture—establishing a defined and meaningful philosophy and principles that employees can relate to—is vitally important, as it sets the tone for all internal and external engagement, influences decision-making processes, reinforces standards in the workplace, and contributes ...

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Debt vs. equity: Financing tips to generate capital quickly and cautiously

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Thought Leadership on Growth Strategies for Technology Companies presented by Wiss & Co. Using financial instruments to swiftly generate capital for a company can be appealing, particularly for technology and life sciences companies that are normally compelled to complete numerous cycles of financing before generating a profitable product lines and substantial income. However, if your company is contemplating this path, ...

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Is your website an acceptable specimen of use for your trademark?

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Thought Leadership on Intellectual Property Protection presented by Nath, Goldberg & Meyer. By Joshua B. Goldberg Here’s the good news: You’ve started your new business and things are going well. Your company is thriving, expanding, and making money for you. But, as is common among business owners, you are still losing sleep worrying about any threats that may exist to ...

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Cash flow: The hidden thing that drives your company’s value

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Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. You already know your company’s revenue and profits play a big role in how much your business is worth. Do you know the role cash flow plays in your valuation? Cash vs. profits Cash flow is different than profits in that it measures the cash coming in and out of your business rather ...

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Putting your product on the fast track to success: The importance of a ‘Go-to-Market’ approach

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Thought Leadership on Integrated Marketing Communications presented by RMR Associates. By Robyn M. Sachs President, RMR & Associates, Inc. Integrated marketing approaches have skyrocketed in popularity over the last several years, largely because: 1) Their emphasis on “matching the vehicle to the goal” enables a more efficient, results-driven process focused on specific needs. 2) This process leverages an organization’s budget ...

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Defining core values: How to create a successful company culture

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Thought Leadership on Lending presented by Gibraltar Business Capital. Aside from the required elements that are essential to running a successful business — having a defined goal and realistic expectations, retaining talented staff, a tailored strategy to achieve steady growth — there remains a key component and basis for the longevity of any successful business: the company’s core values. Establishing a ...

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Lessons from Nike: The downside of selling someone else’s product

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Thought Leadership  presented by Foresight CFO Consulting, Inc. Are you tempted to re-sell someone else’s product to boost your top-line revenue? On the surface, becoming a distributor for a popular product can appear to be a simple way to grow your sales — simply find something that is already proven to be successful elsewhere and negotiate the rights to sell it ...

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