Center for Private Company Excellence Blog

4 Steps to Help Reinvigorate Your Private Company’s Strategy

July 26, 2017

Despite efforts to differentiate, most companies inevitably end up gravitating towards the same sort of offerings as everyone else in the industry.View

Evolving a Family Business: Lessons Learned from a Wisconsin Dairy Farm

July 21, 2017

A family business needs to grow not just for its own survival, but for the family's as well. How will you evolve to ensure growth for the next generation?View

How a Buy-Sell Agreement Protects Your Biggest Investment – Your Private Company Stock

July 6, 2017

Since a private company’s shares don't trade in liquid markets, a buy-sell agreement is the only document that governs transactions in the company’s shares.View

Not Ready to Transition Your Business? Hiring a President Can Be a Rewarding Alternative

June 30, 2017

For a private company owner who's ready to take a step back from the business but doesn't want to sell, hiring a president can be a rewarding alternative.View

Using Your Car for Business? Be Careful of Tax Deductions and Recordkeeping

June 23, 2017

Business owners should keep a close eye towards their deductions and recordkeeping habits when using their car for business.View

The 2 Things You Need to Do Before Signing a Commercial Lease

June 14, 2017

Before you sign your next commercial lease, it is critically important to do these two things in order to mitigate your risk.View

Is Technology Actually Making Us Less Productive?

June 9, 2017

We now live in an age of hyper-connectedness in which we often don’t have enough time to fully digest and synthesize all the information we’re absorbing.View

Choose the Growth Strategy with the Highest Chance for Success

June 1, 2017

Learn four basic business growth strategies: market penetration, product development, market development and diversification.View

What Happens When a Family Business Owner Doesn’t Want to Retire?

May 26, 2017

We all know succession planning is important. But what if you're a family business owner who doesn't want - or isn't ready - to retire?View

Owner Emotional Readiness in a Transition: Preparing for Life after the Deal

May 10, 2017

While there are several elements of a private company transition, the one that most often stands in the way of success is the owner’s emotional readiness.View