Think of Compliance Before Selling or Buying a Small Business

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by Michael Lamm, Owner and Managing Partner at Corporate Advisory Solutions, LLC Only one-third of the approximately 32 million small US businesses counted by the US Census Bureau have employees and must meet a weekly payroll. While all small businesses are vital to the economic health of our country, I am only referencing the one-third […]

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Building a Culture of Innovation

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by Joseph E. Fournier, President & Vice Chairman, Invenias Partners Forbes annually publishes its roster of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. The 2018 list is more than a roll call of Silicon Valley tech companies, with Alphabet only ranked #75 while ServiceNow ranked #1. Sipping a coffee at Starbucks (#30) and reviewing a few firm […]

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The “Impact” in Impact Investing

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by Nick Bayard, President & CEO, Bayard Consulting At a quarter of a trillion dollars, the market for impact investing is enormous and rapidly growing. Investors who expect a double or triple bottom line are expecting those who steward their finances to conduct thoughtful due diligence on companies that claim to be having a positive […]

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Maintaining Integrity in the Corporate World

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by Mani Padmanabhan, CFO and Co Founder at Price Eagle Online We are living in a globalized, hyper-connected world with faster and easier information access. Laws are increasingly becoming stronger and trans-jurisdictional every day. The enforcement actions are becoming stronger, too. Laws and regulations, though still lagging, are catching up with moral standards out of […]

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Expedition Cruising: Goldmine or Bubble?

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by Hans Lagerweij, CEO and President of Victory Cruise Lines Expedition cruising is a fast-developing travel segment. Thirty-two new expedition ships are on order, with an estimated investment of over $4 billion. The big question is if the market growth can absorb such a capacity increase, or if in three years we will be talking […]

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Meet Your Digital Twin

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by Richard Saxon, Principal at Consultancy For The Built Environment If you are a building owner, you are probably missing out on the full advantages of going digital. Real Estate and Construction are laggard sectors in adopting technologies which can transform performance.   There are two main streams of digital innovation in the built environment: […]

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The Evolution of Regulatory Requirements and Governance Framework

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by Mani Padmanabhan, CFO and Co Founder at Price Eagle Online The legal and regulatory landscape has been constantly evolving over the last 20 years.   Ethical practices are no longer just “good to have” but are now a “must-have” as people have realized that a lack of ethics and integrity not only leads to […]

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Guardant Health Prepares IPO: What’s Disrupting the Diagnostics Market?

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by Ken Powell, President, Genesis Business Development The objective of companion diagnostics (CDx) is to maximize that a patient with a particular disease state has the highest probability of responding to a given therapeutic. CDx is now in its second decade of use, and more FDA-approved therapeutics have corresponding CDx labeling. This growing CDx trend […]

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Leveraging Innovative Expertise To Boost Business

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by Chris Slezakowski, Market Strategist HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS A BOOST? As businesses evolve, they need to convert or acquire new customers. The services or products provided operate in a complex system of multi-channel marketing, social media, supply-and-demand forces, and, above all, competition. Growing your business takes internal time and thought, […]

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Elevate Your Company Culture, Enhance Your Business

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by Devin Craig, Owner and Principal of Craig Consulting Group How important is company culture? Can organizations perform well without a sense of “culture”? Recently a client asked me about this topic. He asked me, a little skeptically (maybe even downright pessimistically), if culture really mattered. You see, the company in question is very well […]

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