Our consulting staff regularly offers presentations in both classroom and continuing education settings. We also email quarterly newsletters which include up-to-date economic statistics and merger and aquisition activity.

A sample of our articles is below:

Business Cycles: Simulating Solvency

Until recently, the U.S. economy experienced one of the longest periods of economic expansion in its history. Traditionally, economic cycles have averaged about six years in length, but a combination of technological innovation, skillful monetary policy and global market competition and leadership has made possible a steady expansion lasting nearly a decade. Read More

Exit Strategies: Avoiding the Pitfalls

Consider the following real situation. Over the course of many years, a business owner worked hard to build a profitable firm with substantial value. When he decided to liquidate his well- earned investment, he chose the first available transaction vehicle that came along – a merger for stock and debt with a competitor. Read More

Positioning Your Company for Sale

The single most important event in the life of a company is usually a sale transaction. Most business owners think of the sale of the company as their most likely exit strategy, and many expect a sale within a relatively short time period. However, few begin planning and positioning for the transaction early enough to realize maximum benefit. Read More

 The Three Jobs of Management

 As executives and managers, our ultimate goal is to create the most value possible given the resources available to us. This goal is often obscured by the various and sundry issues, projects, meetings, and crises that consume our daily schedule. In order to avoid losing focus on this primary objective, managers should routinely step back and review their company’s performance and status in terms of the value drivers that are most critical to the performance of their company and, hence, its valuation. Read More

 Value Creation: Theory and Practice

 The essence of investing is putting funds at risk with the hopes of receiving a greater amount in return. If this is accomplished, it can be said that one has created value. The purpose of this article is to explore the theoretical basis of value creation as well as its practical application in the context of a going business. Read More