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5 Lessons From the TV Show ‘Shark Tank’ on Successfully Approaching Investors

ABC’s Shark Tank, which depicts owners of garage and kitchen startups pitching their request for investment capital to successful entrepreneurs and business leaders such as Mark Cuban, is a runaway success. Your needs may be significantly larger and more complex than the show’s contestants, but nonetheless, there are lessons that can be learned from it on how to approach a potential ...

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Companies Are Embracing States That Embrace Tax Cuts, Surveys Show

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Tax policies are becoming increasingly determinative of states‘ economic performance and outlook. That reality has been the norm in Chief Executive’s annual Best & Worst States for Business rankings, due out May 7th, and it has been underscored again by the release of the latest annual Rich States, Poor States assessment report by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

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Mid-Marketers Want Congress to Take Action on Tax Reform

If the U.S. middle market—which employs 32 million people—were a country, it would have the 4th largest GDP in the world, according to commercial lender CIT. In addition, it takes in more than $6 trillion in revenues and creates 25% of all U.S. jobs. Based on its size, it would not be difficult for the middle market to effect change, and when it comes to corporate taxes, that’s exactly what the collective group is trying to do.

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Post-GE, How Dodd-Frank Will Affect the FinServ Market in 2015

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt has some very specific reasons for launching a vast restructuring of the American industrial giant that will have the firm sell off GE Capital and exiting the financial services industry. But many of the forces that prompted Immelt’s major strategic move also afflict other financial-services companies, and these pressures aren’t going away.

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How to Accelerate Profitable Growth to Drive Shareholder Value Creation

A recent study of publicly traded mid-market companies revealed a group of 500 companies that outperformed their peers over the last three years on both top- and bottom-line growth. This select group of “Profitable Growers” delivered cumulative shareholder returns of 109% over the three-year period in the form of dividends and share appreciation, compared to just 38% for “Low Profit Growers” and only 53% for “Cost Cutters.”

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