BEFORE & AFTER

Not long ago, I discussed the concept of “Before & After” over a beverage with the CEO of a company that had finally broken through its previous “revenue ceiling”. The…

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DEI WILL NOT DIE!

For those worried by the latest SCOTUS ruling, here is why. The buzz among HR professionals since the recent US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling related to Affirmative Action is the…

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THE CBD MARKET: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has become a buzzword in the health and wellness industry in recent years. Found in cannabis and hemp plants, CBD is touted for its potential therapeutic benefits,…

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NAVIGATING THE CHANGING TIDES: HOW MARKETING SHAPES THE MODERN WINE INDUSTRY

The United States wine market is a complex and competitive industry that has experienced a number of challenges in recent years. While wine consumption has been growing steadily during the…

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THE VALUE OF A CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

CEOs of privately owned companies, particularly within the size range of $10 – $75+ million in annual revenue, understand the importance of having a well-rounded leadership team. One of the…

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WHEN TO HIRE A FRACTIONAL CFO

If your small business is growing (and especially if it is growing rapidly) or you are facing a financial challenge, a fractional CFO can be a valuable asset. These CFOs…

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NEW TAX TREATMENT FOR R&D EXPENSES IN 2022

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 made significant changes to the income tax treatment of research and development (R&D) expenditures. Prior to the TCJA, businesses were allowed…

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A IS FOR AUTHENTICITY

My series on the ABCs of Sales Leadership begins with Authenticity as I believe this is one of the most important traits for a leader to strengthen to be an…

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ARE YOUR BANK DEPOSITS SAFE?

(The roles of the CEO and CFO: a collaborative opportunity) Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was not considering providing “blanket insurance” for…

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HOW COLLABORATIVE IS YOUR BOARD WITH YOUR EXECUTIVE TEAM?

The Board Engagement Module Helps How Does Your Executive Team Work with Your Board? In some company cultures, executives feel their board members are coaches. Others think they are cops….

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