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    10 Steps To Consider When Evaluating Your Succession Plan

    Posted by Doug Meyer on Jan 20, 2017 8:03:00 AM

    It’s never too early to start your process for Succession Planning. Mapping out both your personal and professional goals, as a business owner, is critical to long-term success.

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    Topics: BUSINESS PLANNING STRATEGY, Strategic Planning, Tax Planning, Succession Planning, acquisition

    Acquisition of Lee Knose & Company

    Posted by Anna Clarke on Oct 1, 2015 8:00:00 AM

     
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    Topics: Strategic Planning, acquisition, cpa, dayton cpa, cincinnati cpa

    Can technology alone fix a broken process?

    Posted by Scott Kenney on Apr 10, 2015 10:30:00 AM

    “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” -Bill Gates

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    Topics: Strategic Planning

    Focus - Even when it hurts...

    Posted by Greg Meredith on Apr 7, 2015 2:28:00 PM

    I often write about the need for focus in strategic planning.  

    Experience has shown me that while it is tough for companies to say no during the formulation of the plan, it is even more challenging when it comes to implementing the plan.

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    Topics: Strategic Planning

    What is the cost of change?

    Posted by Scott Kenney on Apr 3, 2015 4:00:00 PM

    “Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusionfor a while.” – Jack Welch

    Change can be uncomfortable and expensive. However, change is not nearly as costly as falling behind. Some companies are fine with developing a product and a process that is profitable now and riding it out until they become obsolete. If this is not you, and you want your business to remain relevant and ahead of the curve, change is necessary.

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    Topics: Strategic Planning

    Focus - One way we can all be like Steve Jobs

    Posted by Greg Meredith on Mar 31, 2015 8:00:00 PM

    It is far easier for executives to make small bets on a variety of opportunities than it is to focus on the limited few---but the path to enduring success is paved with laser like focus.

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    Topics: Strategic Planning

    What makes your business standout?

    Posted by Scott Kenney on Mar 27, 2015 3:59:16 PM

    “The customer rarely buys what the business thinks it sells him.” - Peter Drucker

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    Topics: Strategic Planning

    FOCUS: Keeping your options open is expensive

    Posted by Greg Meredith on Mar 25, 2015 2:43:20 PM

    Keeping your options open comes at a cost. Few executives take the time to understand these costs, and even fewer define these costs in specific terms. As you implement your strategic initiatives for 2015, count the costs that result from trying to do it all. Once you do, you’ll be able to see the benefits of laser like focus more clearly.

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    Topics: Strategic Planning

    The Value of an Idea

    Posted by Scott Kenney on Mar 20, 2015 1:50:00 PM

    “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”– Thomas Edison

    How many potentially great ideas have you had during your career that you have left unpursued? Have you ever had an idea that you didn’t go after just to see a colleague or competitor implement something similar soon after?

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    Topics: Strategic Planning

    FOCUS: Saying Yes and No.....

    Posted by Greg Meredith on Mar 20, 2015 11:00:23 AM

    I’m increasingly convinced that the job of an executive is to define the few things that are critically important for success and ensure that the entire organization is relentlessly focused on accomplishing these few things.

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    Topics: Strategic Planning