Whenever the business valuation topic surfaces, the usual suspects—financial statements, assets, and growth metrics—come to the fore. But there’s a less quantifiable yet powerful element intertwined within these metrics: the company culture. This essence, often overlooked, can drastically sway your business’s value. Let’s journey beyond the figures to understand the intricate dance between culture and valuation.
Advisory boards provide unbiased, third-party insights and recommendations on various strategic issues. However, to fully leverage these valuable resources and ensure they offer the expected strategic value, businesses must have a mechanism to evaluate their performance systematically.
Effective communication is crucial for success in any business venture, but it’s especially important for advisory boards. When communication breaks down, it can lead to misunderstandings, missed opportunities, and ultimately, failure. Unfortunately, poor communication is a common problem on many advisory boards. By identifying communication challenges and implementing strategies to overcome them, board members can work together more effectively and achieve their goals.
A company’s advisory board plays a critical role in strategic planning and structure and can help the business to prepare for sale. A successful, diverse board prepares the organization to go to market using different perspectives.
In 2009, my business partner and I wrote our book because we were on the speaking circuit as successful business owners. We got asked the same questions all the time, and frankly, it became boring as our responses became canned. It was an Uh Ah moment for us. Many business owners were becoming authors for this reason – it’s a
A common misconception small business owners have is the difference between having a sponsor and a mentor. There will be the make-or-break business decision that calls for the guidance of a mentor and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that calls for a sponsor to recommend you. As a small business owner, you need more than a mentor; you also need a
Why did I form an advisory board for my company? It’s not a complicated reason – I wanted help from a particular group of experts, my dream team, and couldn’t afford to pay them! My business partner and I had some of the same skills and other skills were complimentary. We knew we were not experts in certain
I possess a talent for winning awards. Yes, I’m an “awards junkie.” Is this a talent or a cultivated activity? I believe it’s a little talent peppered with a lot of cultivated activity. I have the marketing background to identify the awards that would be best for my company. However, I also deliberately plan what will happen before and after