Center for Private Company Excellence Blog

Phantom Stock and Your Family Business

July 18, 2018

With some thoughtful planning and monitoring, issuing phantom stock may be a good alternative to actual stock in your family business, while still creating an incentive and rewarding your key employees.View

Busy or Productive – Which Best Describes You?

July 13, 2018

Here are some helpful reminders of how we can be more productive than busy.View

Will Your Business Exit Be a Transaction or a Transition?

July 2, 2018

The key to a successful business exit is the transition planning the owner does in advance to understand motives, alternatives, and exit options.View

Looking to Exit? Don’t Underestimate Owner Emotional Readiness

June 26, 2018

The step that cannot be underestimated when an owner is looking to exit his or her business is the owner’s emotional readiness to exit.View

What Is Fueling M&A?

June 14, 2018

Merger and acquisition activity has increased significantly in the second quarter of 2018. We are busy supporting buyers and sellers in potential transactions. Here are seven key drivers we see fueling these transactions.View

Customer Acceptance is a Choice

June 1, 2018

The one common denominator I find among the top performers in private companies is that they are absolutely clear that the decision of whether to do business with a customer is theirs. Here are a few observations on how these high-performing companies do it.View

Are You Making the Most of Your Professional Service Provider Relationships?

May 18, 2018

Your professional advisor network can bring an incredible wealth of information to your business by sharing the experiences they have had with their other clients.View

An Owner’s Financial Readiness is a Key Hurdle in Planning a Business Transfer

May 10, 2018

At Kreischer Miller, we use a transition planning model with our clients that has three critical high-level elements: business readiness, owner emotional readiness, and owner financial readiness.View

3 Reasons Exiting Owners Need to Develop Their Management Team

May 3, 2018

No matter what exit strategy you ultimately pursue, your successors can make – or break – the deal. Here’s a look at the reasons why.View

Confused About the New Rules for Tax Deductions on Meals and Entertainment? You’re Not Alone

April 26, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, no tax deduction will be permitted for entertainment costs and meal costs previously fully deductible under the “for the convenience of the employer” criteria will now be subject to a 50 percent deduction limitation.View