Tag: increased value

Is Your Business a Temple or a Tent?

The Jimmy Buffett song, “Fruitcakes” (1994) contains the following lyrics,  “you treat your body like a temple, I treat mine like a tent”. Similarly, I have seen owners of lower middle market companies treat their companies either as just a way to provide a comfortable lifestyle (“tent”) or as an investment to be developed into… Read more »

Do You Have a “Middle Market” Business?

Earlier this month, I completed the Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor® credentialing program of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® held at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ. I especially enjoyed the M&A Overview segment taught by Chris Blees, Managing Partner of BiggsKofford Capital in Colorado Springs, CO. In that segment,… Read more »

The Value of Attention | When Employees are Invested

When Employees Are Invested

A recent article in CGMA Magazine focused on the growing emphasis that owners of companies should share information with their employees.  It appears that those companies that share information are achieving better financial results and growing the values of their business.  In providing evidence for this advice, the article showed how employee-owned companies performed better. … Read more »

Goals to Increase Value

Increased value

Brian Tracy said, “Your goals are the measurable objectives you must attain to fulfill your mission and purpose and realize your vision.  They are the targets you aim at.  Each goal must include performance measures, or benchmarks.  These numbers allow you to clearly determine whether you are moving closer to your goals or further away(Tracy,… Read more »