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Are you interested in acquiring a business? If so, you need the advice of experts on how to do it safely and successfully. Yes, an acquisition can grow your company’s bottom line fast, but if not well planned and thought through, it can also cause unwanted disruptions to your core business. You need to be cautious though, because experts caution that acquiring an existing business is rarely straight forward and often filled with risk. Here are steps to make sure you are making the right decision. Seek out the advice of experts Acquiring a business is part art and part…

As startup expert John Bradberry Charlotte NC  could tell you, in the fast-paced and competitive world of tech startups, teams of very clever people are working into the wee hours of the morning trying to find the perfect solution to a common problem.  If you have come up with the same idea, it will all come down to who manages to get it patented first.  A patent is the only way to protect your rights to your idea, both to develop it and to bring it to the market.  If you aren’t sure if this is something that applies to…

When it comes to your personal reputation, you may oftentimes find yourself wandering what is being said about you by those you know and those you do not. Now, stop for a moment and think about how not only your personal reputation, but also your professional reputation could be taking a hit. Yes, that professional reputation that you’ve used to hopefully create a successful career up to this point and time. What if it has some skeletons in the closet that you in fact were not even aware about? In today’s digital age, it is not entirely uncommon for individuals…

The order-to-cash process is the lifeblood of any enterprise. When it is firing on all cylinders, companies can fulfill more orders, build goodwill with customers, and focus efforts on innovative and ambitious new projects. When it is inefficient or ineffective, however, the order-to-cash process can be a huge drain on capital and a major obstacle to growth. The greatest challenge for most enterprises is that the order-to-cash process is so complex and spread across so much of the company that making meaningful improvements is hard to plan and even harder to execute. More than one company has found that its…

If you are an HR manager in Britain, we don’t blame you for being confused on where salary demands will go in 2017. With the ongoing Brexit drama and the gyrations in the pound adding uncertainty into the mix, it seems to be anyone’s guess what will happen with the economy. There isn’t anything we can do about the unknowns, but there is some solid data that will help those in human resources management to navigate salary negotiations in the months ahead. Below, we have pulled it together into an infographic that will communicate the key points that can be…

The winds of private equity can shift quickly, as can just about everything in business, and it’s an important area to keep your eye on. Many investors and private equity experts were trying to predict how 2017 would shape up at the end of 2016, on the tail end of the election of Donald Trump. During 2016 there were some declines in dealmaking activity, which most people chalk up to the uncertainty that comes with a presidential election year, particularly one that’s as unusual in many ways as 2016 was. With that being said, 2017 is now in full swing…

When you lead a team, it becomes your responsibility to ensure that all its members are achieving their highest levels of productivity. If the members of your staff are sorely lacking in this regard, it’s your job to discover ways to help increase productivity and work toward greater team unity. Is it possible to make a team more productive? Is it possible to drive a team to greater levels of success? Business owners and managers have been asking themselves these questions for many years. It really is difficult to make people more productive. This isn’t something that you can force.…

In today’s climate, companies must try harder to attract and hold onto great talent. Work perks such as performance-related bonuses certainly make your company a more appealing option for prospective applicants. Read on to find out how Brits feel about free perks and how they could make a difference where you work. Why do companies offer free perks? Increasingly, bosses are offering perks as part of the job package, including extras such as games in the office, free cakes or coffee and flexible working. Traditionally, staff were always given rewards like cash bonuses. A better work-life balance is certainly on…

Every day there are people all over the World who have an awesome business idea, that light bulb moment that many of us hear about that could potentially make millions. Perhaps you have had one yourself, an idea for a product or service that could change the lives of many or even your own. The problem with a great idea is actually turning it into a reality, making that product, creating that service or starting that organization in order to let your idea flourish. Th key thing that holds most people back is finances, as with most things in this life,…