Center for Private Company Excellence Blog

How to Retain Your Family Business as an Investment as an Alternative to Selling

September 16, 2019

Families are often torn about the long-term fate of their family businesses.View

Evaluating and Managing Risk – Critical But Often Overlooked

September 13, 2019

One of the most important responsibilities of a leader is to evaluate and manage the risk within an organization. Unfortunately, this task is often either ignored or given minimal attention.View

Consider the Exiting Owner’s Emotions in a Private Company Transition

September 6, 2019

In a private company transition, one of the biggest issues is the pace at which the owner or exiting shareholder steps out of the business.View

11 Do’s and Don’ts of Succession Planning

August 29, 2019

An ideal succession plan enables a smooth transition, minimizes disruptions to the business, and incorporates the following do’s and don’ts to achieve an effective plan.View

Know When to Ask a Business Advisor for Help

August 20, 2019

Here are three common events a business owner may encounter that warrant the expertise and experience of an independent business advisor.View

Tax Decisions Can Impact Proceeds When Selling a Business

August 14, 2019

Taking time to ensure that everything in your tax house is in order in advance of the sale of a business can help you avoid unwelcome surprises during the sales process as well as potentially lower proceeds from the transaction.View

How Increased Automation Affects Cyber Risk

August 8, 2019

With added IT capabilities, organizations are able to achieve maximal levels of business performance. However, it is critical to consider the potential increased exposure to information security vulnerabilities.View

The Future Leader of Your Family Business May Not Be Who You Think

August 1, 2019

Identifying the right successor and adequately grooming them to step into the leadership role is probably the single biggest factor in the ultimate success and longevity of a family business.View

Want a Better Strategy? Start with Better Meetings

July 26, 2019

Strategic planning meetings often aim to accomplish too much in too little time. Improve the outcome of your strategic discussions with this framework.View

Leaders Understand That Being Busy is Not Necessarily Being Productive

July 18, 2019

Whether they are running a company, a department, or a civic organization, good leaders prioritize their efforts and focus on those tasks that derive the best returns.View