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[11 Jul 2008 | No Comment | ]

Scoring Real Points With Exec Coaching
Gary M. Stern Fri Jul 11, 5:57 PM ET
Ten years ago, if a senior manager was assigned an executive coach, it was like being called into the principal’s office. At that time, most managers who needed coaching were typed as difficult or problematic.
Now organizations are finding that executive coaches can help boost a company’s revenue by developing new business strategies.
Executive coaches help people see their blind spots in order to improve their business verve. Just as golfers can’t see their own swing, then hire …

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[5 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

Want to Buy a Business? Your Timing is Right
A large-scale baby boomer exit will make for a buyer’s market for businesses over the next several years.
By Matthew Mogul, Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter
November 5, 2007
Expect a glut of firms to go up for sale as thousands of baby boomers retire. With about 8,000 Americans turning 60 every day, more and more business owners are thinking about retiring. By 2009, an estimated 750,000 companies owned by boomers — one in every six — will be looking for buyers, up fifteen-fold from …

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[14 Jun 2007 | No Comment | ]

Leaving Your Business Series – presented by John Hrastar
Summary of three part series
Part 1: First Steps in Managing the Transition
Discover the numerous options to consider and the fundamental decisions you need to make at the outset when transferring ownership of your business, including:

Which transition strategies are available to you, how the options differ, and a brief overview of their distinctive components
How to determine the best transition strategy for your business
Why it’s important to develop a carefully crafted exit strategy at the start of the process
What questions you should ask yourself …

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[26 Feb 2002 | No Comment | ]

IBD’s 10 Secrets To Success
February 26, 2002
Investor’s Business Daily has spent years analyzing leaders and successful people in all walks of life. Most have 10 traits that, when combined, can turn dreams into reality. Each day, we highlight one.
1. HOW YOU THINK IS EVERYTHING: Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment.
2. DECIDE UPON YOUR TRUE DREAMS AND GOALS: Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.
3. TAKE ACTION: Goals are nothing without action. Don’t be afraid to get started. Just do …

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[11 Jan 2002 | No Comment | ]

3rd Annual Million-Dollar Ideas
Consulting Service
Consulting is one of those businesses that most people aren’t too familiar with. They know the term, but really, what do consultants do all day long? What do you consult about? We’ll clear up the confusion: According to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, a consultant is one who gives professional advice or services, an expert. It’s one more thing, too, according to us: a damn good industry to get in on.