Posts Tagged ‘ business advice ’

Planning for Success in 2020

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Planning for Success in 2020

CEO Advisor, Inc. has expertise in helping CEOs, presidents and business owners focus on priorities to grow their businesses to the next level. We are hands-on advisors that roll up our sleeves and perform desired work with the expertise you need.  First, we ask CEOs critical questions about planning and managing their business such...
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Planning, Forecasting and Goal Setting for 2020

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Planning, Forecasting and Goal Setting for 2020

October, November and December should be your planning months to prepare for 2020 and maximize your opportunity for success. Planning, forecasting and goal setting are critical to any company, large or small. CEO Advisor, Inc. works with CEOs, presidents and business owners of small and mid-size companies on strategy, growth, funding, mergers and acquisitions...
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7 Rules When Selling a Business to a Strategic Buyer

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7 Rules When Selling a Business to a Strategic Buyer

It can be very appealing for a CEO or business owner to sell their business on their own to a strategic buyer, especially when the CEO has been approached by the strategic buyer. There are other options to selling your business such as selling to a Private Equity firm, but we are going to...
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The Importance of Business Strategy

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The Importance of Business Strategy

A sound business strategy is key to success and growth. Unless you have a carefully crafted business strategy, you are essentially flying blind. In other words, while a given plan may change based on what happens with your business, taking the time to thoroughly examine where your business is now and where it is...
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CEOs That Focus on Sales Gain Big Profits

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CEOs That Focus on Sales Gain Big Profits

CEOs are focused on growth, but growth in 2016 may be more challenging than in prior years. Headwinds from raising interest rates, a very mature economic cycle and deflation in certain sectors will require CEOs of small and mid-market companies to focus on sales more than ever. The two primary avenues for growth are...
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Be a More Successful CEO in 2016

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Be a More Successful CEO in 2016

Mark Hartsell has been quoted in Smart CEO magazine on the keys to success and being a more successful CEO. Below are critical factors to achieving a new level of success in the coming year. Open to Change In this article, Mark speaks of being open to change. Given the only constant in life...
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Getting Help with a Turnaround Strategy

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Getting Help with a Turnaround Strategy

It is important to understand why a company is not performing as expected.  Many times it is critical to the near and long-term survival of the business. It is very common for a small or mid-size business to experience a downturn due to lower than anticipated sales or higher than expected expenses.  Whether it...
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Attention CEOs – Start Planning for 2016 Now

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Attention CEOs – Start Planning for 2016 Now

Here are 7 key issues that typically cause major issues in a business or lead a CEO or business owner to decide to exit the business, usually through a sale or liquidation, in an unplanned sale or at less than desirable results. Planning now for 2016 will head off these issues for a more...
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What Every CEO Should Know About Mergers and Acquisitions?

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What Every CEO Should Know About Mergers and Acquisitions?

Companies Don’t Buy Start­ups or Small Companies. There are 1,000 companies Apple, IBM, Google, Salesforce or Facebook  could buy and all could make strategic sense. But that’s not how M&A deals happen.  It’s when a CEO sees a strategic gap, or a SVP sees a gap in what he/she can get done in the...
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Ten Major Issues for CEOs: Start planning now for 2014

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Ten Major Issues for CEOs: Start planning now for 2014

According to Inc. Magazine, only one in 10 companies make it to the fourth year in business. Most companies that survive this fourth year are eventually sold or liquidated. Only 1.5 percent of all companies survive into the third generation of management. Why? It is primarily due to a lack of strategy, business planning...
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