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Successful CEOs Must Venture Beyond the Castle Walls

Half-hearted CEOs who rarely venture outside the castle walls end up with dysfunctional (or worse) organizations. But there are practices you can develop to stay current with the world outside your office.

5 Essential Steps to a Successful Business Purchase

Once a business for purchase is identified, buyers can follow a tried and true path to a successful purchase, avoiding common pitfalls and red flags along the way. Part two of a two-part series on business transactions.

So, You Want to Fund a Tech Company

Through investment, local entrepreneurs can not only generate the capital that they need to get their ideas off the ground, but they can also leverage the know-how, advice and contacts that a particular investor may have.

Protect Your Company from Becoming a Financial Fraud Victim

Fraud is not a new problem for many organizations, but unfortunately, the people who are committing it are becoming savvier by the day.

Want to be a hero? Make Sure You’re Alone When the Danger Strikes

Research on “diffusion of responsibility” found that we’re most likely to take heroic action when we’re alone rather than with others.

A Guide to Money and Marriage

There is no way to avoid disagreements over money altogether, but aligning on a joint and comprehensive financial plan helps.

Why Do You Lie To Salespeople?

Sales karma is at play all day, every day, and when you least expect it, it will come back to bite you. Making honesty and serving others your number one priority, and the good karma will find its way to you and your business

How Companies Can Use Customer Criticism to Grow

Demographic changes have disrupted the marketing industry, changing customer service. Yet, most organizations still us an outdated service playbook that doesn’t consider the new ways customers interact with businesses.

6 Essential Steps to a Successful Business Sale

There are no mulligans when selling a business. Sellers only get one shot at doing it right. Follow these essential steps to avoid common pitfalls and gauge buyer-fit for a successful business transaction.

Avoid These Pitfalls to Make a Reputation Scare Transformational

By engaging in the fearless deep-dive, companies can not only solidly address their reputation issues, but come out the other side with better talent, better KPIs, better systems and even fixed costs of marketing lowered by as much as 50%.

Creating a Legacy by Building Relationships

Perhaps the best method of leaving a lasting impression is to walk out the remaining years of business knowing the footprints that are left can matter. Living out the remaining years of business enterprise prepares us for the next steps of life.

Why Longevity Doesn't Equate to Success as a CEO

There is some evidence that the longer CEOs remain in the corner office, their relationship with the outside world may suffer. This can be attributed to entrenchment.
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