Posts Tagged ‘ Growing your Business ’

Do you have a Succession Plan or Exit Strategy for your Family Owned Business?

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Do you have a Succession Plan or Exit Strategy for your Family Owned Business?

For most family and closely-held businesses, planning for succession is the toughest and most critical challenge they face. 88% of current family business owners believe the same family or families will control their business in five years, but succession statistics undermine this belief. According to The Family Firm Institute: Only 30% of family-owned businesses...
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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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Maximize the Value of Your Business

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Maximize the Value of Your Business

Maximizing the value of your business each step of the way is crucial to realizing its potential, gaining funding or having a successful exit.  There are key factors that enable you to maximize your business value, and you should focus on them on an on-going basis, as well as, gain the needed expertise to...
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Your Business Performance

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Your Business Performance

CEO Advisor can help you assess and address your business needs hands-on. It’s easy to focus only on the day-to-day running of your business, especially in the early stages.  But once an established company, it is critical to focus on longer-term strategic planning.  You need to set business goals, sales goals, gross margin targets, identify...
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Planning, Forecasting and Goal Setting for 2013

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Planning, Forecasting and Goal Setting for 2013

December should be your planning month to prepare for 2013 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 and business owners of small and mid-size companies on strategy, growth, business planning, sales, sales management, marketing, funding, mergers...
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Driven to Growth: A Business Advisor Can Change Your Business and Your Life

Driven to Growth: A Business Advisor Can Change Your Business and Your Life

The single most important reason why companies use business advisors (70 percent) is access to specific skills not available internally. Our research shows that people want to access specialist skills they need for a specified period of time. A business advisory firm has those skills. There are economies of knowledge because the client gets...
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The Key to Implementing and Achieving Your Goals

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The Key to Implementing and Achieving Your Goals

The most important step in executing well is to build a bridge that connects the vision and the strategy to the execution plan. Thomas Edison famously said, “Vision without execution is hallucination.” It’s true. As countless CEOs have proved, knowing what you want to do and where you want the company to go may...
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Critical Skills for the CEO

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Critical Skills for the CEO

The Wharton December 2010 newsletter, published by The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania did a recent poll of executives and business owners. The results below show the 4 most important skills that would strengthen their performance. Strengthening what skill would most improve your performance?       Leadership – 33% Time Management – 28% Negotiating – 22%...
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