Valuations in Small Business Transitions

It’s worth repeating; the demographic phenomenon which first appeared about eight years ago - at least 7,000 baby boomers per day are turning 65 - is expected to last for another eight years. Since this demographic owns approximately 4 million businesses, it’s logical that getting outof a business has become a process that many business owners have to master in order to maximize the value of their life’s work.

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CFO Leadership with Business Analytics – Nature or Nurture?

What distinguishes strong from weak leaders? This raises the question if leaders are born or can be grown. It is the classic “nature versus nurture” debate. What matters more? Genes or your environment? This question got me to thinking about whether business analysts within an organization can be more than a support to others. Can they be leaders similar to C-level executives? Some answers for me came from a provocative talk by Alan G. Dunn, President and founder of GDI Consulting and Training Company. I share some of Alan’s thoughts in this article.

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Data Scientist Geeks are Chic

A managerial movement is now in motion and picking up steam. It is the application of business analytics for organizations to gain insights to determine good decisions and the best actions to take. This topic was once the domain of “quants” and statistical geeks developing models in their cubicles. Today applying analytical methods is on the verge of becoming mainstream.

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