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Beyond Vision Statements: Three Steps to Successful Post-Merger Culture Integration

Despite the mountain of data that shows that cultural missteps often derail mergers many leaders seem more intent on getting a deal done versus getting it done right. Here are three proven steps that help CEOs secure a better outcome.

Gerald Adolph Leadership & Strategy , Mergers & Acquisitions November 10 2013

Four Things to Get Right in Fast Growth Markets

As chief executives in the US scour the world for growth, they find the largest opportunities in some of the youngest markets. The fastest growing continent in the world is Africa, a two trillion dollar market where a third of the countries are growing at an annual rate of six percent or more. Here’s how to get one’s investment in fast-growing markets right.

Jonathan Berman CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance , Leadership & Strategy September 27 2013

How to Use Financial Processes to Be Strategic and Transformational

Financial processes aren’t just about the numbers. The way you plan and decide budgets, and then track financial performance, has far-reaching impacts on strategy decisions, strategy execution, teamwork, culture, and innovation, as well as cost control. First step is to think of your business as a set of businesses within a business. Here’s how to go about it.

N. Dean Meyer CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance August 9 2013

5 Steps to Consider Before Selling Your Business

You worked your entire life with your blood, sweat and tears to create a viable business that you can be proud to say you were a part of something larger than yourself. For multiple reasons, such as family, health, age or interest, you have decided to sell your business. Now what do you do?

Dan Young CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance , Selling A Business June 27 2013

5 Advantages That Flow from Consistent Investor Communications

A serial entrepreneur and angel investor tells how consistent communication and strong relationships with investors will make it easier for executives to raise capital and leverage investor resources for their company’s growth.

Patrick Hull CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance September 27 2012

Exit Strategies: Achieving the Maximum Valuation When Selling a Business

Achieving the best valuation is not dissimilar to running the business. One needs to build the right team and analyze the objectives and various exit strategies that are open. Here’s how one expert frames the process.

Jeffrey S. Grinspoon Corporate Finance , Selling A Business September 11 2012

Four Ways to Counter the Counter Offer

When hiring new employees, counter offers should be expected, as nobody wants to lose their best people. It is a lot easier to make a counter offer than it is to find a new person especially if the person quitting is top talent.

Brad Remillard CEO Briefing Newsletter , Corporate Finance October 11 2012

How E-Billing Can Save Business Time and Money

Small businesses can save money on bill processing by consolidating bill-paying online.

Flint Lane Corporate Finance July 20 2012

Bankruptcies Can Give Businesses a Fresh Start

Proactive bankruptcy can help a firm restructure its business and allow it to return to profitability sooner than it might otherwise be possible. Here’s how it works.

Dave Spargo Corporate Finance June 1 2012

How CEOs Can Control Health Care Costs in 2012

Group health care plan costs rose only 6.1% on average in 2011, which is down from 2010’s 6.9%. But, the future of health care costs will be uncertain until the Supreme Court rules on the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) sometime next June. Here’s how you can start to control your costs in preparation for the legislative changes that are bound to affect your bottom line.

Perry Patterson Corporate Finance January 17 2012

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