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The focused company does not invest to win in every element of its business. It invests primarily in core elements to outperform everyone else

Here’s a great Bain & Co. Insight: “…A truly focused company—one that has cut complexity to the minimum—does not invest to win in every element of its business. It invests primarily in its core, the business in which it can outperform everybody else. A focused company does not try to appeal to every potential customer. …

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Avoiding Exit Planning is One Surefire Way To Destroy the Value of Your Business

Here are 6 business value and salability destroyers  Letting Revenues and Margins to decline Not keeping a prisitne set of Books  Not addressing Customer concentration Working In your Business rather than On it! Running your business as if it is not for sale Avoiding Exit Planning Observation: Exit planning is on many business owners’ “to-do” list …

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Being More Genuine by Looking Beyond Yourself

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”― C.G. Jung Most people associate authenticity or being genuine with being true to oneself. It is not a self-centered behavior because to be authentic and genuine, you must be comfortable with yourself and comfortably connect with others. How does one really become more …

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How To Protect Your Company From a Lame-Duck Investor: 4 Tips

If you see any of these symptoms from your investor(s). Disengagement Impatience Bullheadedness you may have a lame duck investor. While you can’t predict what’s going to happen in the future, there are a few steps you can take beforehand to mitigate this risk 1. Be picky 2. Analyze the fund 3. Raise money when …

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6 Key Metrics To Help You Plan Your Business Exit

Another great article from BET (Business Exit Timing) Relationship with Future Owner Know the Range of Values for Your Business and Can You Afford Your Desired Exit Your Key People for the Transition Personal, Company and Market Timing Alignment Know What You’re Going to Do Next Assemble a Team to See You Through Your Exit …

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Five Fun Facts About… Cabernet Franc

Five Fun Facts About Cabernet Franc Facts courtesy of Snooth, Wikipedia, and Huffington Post Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc are actually the “parents” of Cabernet Sauvignon – not vice-versa, as previously believed. Across the world, Cabernet Franc is one of the twenty most widely planted grape varieties. Important wine regions includeCalifornia, Bordeaux and Southwest France, Washington, Oregon, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, …