Finance

Responding To Crisis: Don’t Be Afraid To Take The Hit

It's always tempting to hide bad news during times of crisis, but taking a reputational hit today may build credibility and trust down the road.

Inside The Growth Engine: Stryker CEO Kevin Lobo On Building An M&A Machine

With soaring M&A expected in the post-COVID climate, CEOs would be wise to borrow a page from Stryker, which doubled revenue through dealmaking. CEO Kevin Lobo shares a detailed breakdown of how they do it.

Square’s Jim McKelvey: Innovation Is The Only True Hedge Against Crisis

The Square co-founder and deputy chair of the St. Louis Fed on the pandemic fallout, restarting the economy and why “innovation stack” companies fare best in volatile times. His book, The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time, just hit shelves—real and virtual.

7 Tips To Keep Your Business Afloat During COVID-19

Small businesses have been hit especially hard by the pandemic. Some advice for leading through, staying sane and spotting opportunity.

CARES Act for Midsized Businesses: A Checklist for Preparing Your Loan Application

For companies with 500-10,000 employees, the coronavirus aid plan promised by Congress has yet to materialize. But if you’re waiting to start preparing your application, you’re making a big mistake. Here's what to do.

The 4 Keys to Securing a Coronavirus-Aid Loan From Your Banker

If you haven't already, your company will soon be meeting with your banker to secure help to weather Coronavirus. Be sure your team is prepared.

A Brief Guide to Getting Help From The CARES Act for Covid Relief

If you’re going to need a loan or a lifeline—and most of us probably will—treat the effort like you're trying to win an essential new customer.

CEOs, Cash and Covid: What Every Company Must Do ASAP

Everybody's talking about liquidity. This is how you translate that talk into action.

Lessons For A Downturn: ‘Don’t Stretch More Than You Need To’

During the last recession, PlaneSense CEO George Antoniadis steadied the fractional-jet company with simple, sensible steps—a formula he’s ready to use again.

Bracing For Impact: If Recession Comes, Are Today’s CEOs Ready?

Many current chiefs have never led through a slowdown and would benefit from the wisdom of peers who’ve survived past downturns—and come out stronger on the other side.
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CEO Optimism Ticks Up In August, As More Businesses Predict A 2021 Recovery

A survey of nearly 500 U.S. CEOs shows an increasing number of companies planning for renewed growth in the months ahead—if the nation comes together to overcome the challenges of Covid.