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In her article, Is The Billable Hour Obsolete, Leigh McMullan Abramson writes about how law firms are beginning to move from the billable hour model … Continue reading

Please join me for an important workshop on August 20, 2015 that will change the way you run your business, lead to dramatically increased revenue … Continue reading

Did you know that growth is the number one factor in determining company value? I recently discussed the importance of growth with someone from a … Continue reading

I was sitting in a restaurant toward the end of the business day recently talking to a CEO about his management team in operations. As … Continue reading

Paying suppliers faster can actually increase profitability and strengthen your supplier partnerships. Most accountants will tell you to slow your payments to suppliers, thus building … Continue reading

To raise profits, many companies turn to across the board price increases. They analyze the business’s performance, decide that profits aren’t high enough, and then … Continue reading

How do you build value? Most owners of small and middle market companies want to build the value of their company. They develop new products, … Continue reading

Collaboration seems to be the word of the year. Everywhere you look companies are collaborating on this or that. Articles suggest you should collaborate with … Continue reading

Earlier this week I attended the 2014 ISM International Supply Management Conference in Las Vegas. One of the keynote speakers was Mark M. Zandi, an … Continue reading

Many companies see the process of developing an annual budget as nothing more than an accounting exercise and often don’t give it the time it … Continue reading