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Executive Corner: Four Action Items to Help Move Your Firm Forward

October 18, 2020 - in Articles, Column

As we come to grips with the current economic landscape and ponder the post-pandemic future, it’s natural that negative feelings arise. We have the choice, however, to let these negative emotions debilitate or energize. As owners or leaders of our businesses,…

Executive Corner: Three Critical Actions Will Help Your Firm Survive … and Thrive

June 29, 2020 - in Articles, Column

In 2008, I had just taken a position with a large, international engineering firm as chief financial officer. The firm was coming off a good run of profitable…

Executive Corner: Want to Increase Value for Your Firm? Pull These Levers!

June 5, 2019 - in Articles, Column

As advisors to design professionals, we’re often asked by owners and key executives, “How can I make my firm more valuable?” Although value is in…

Executive Corner: Get Your Firm ‘Sale Ready,’ Even If It’s Not for Sale

June 25, 2018 - in Articles, Column

You’ve decided to sell your house, so you fixed that broken screen door, pruned the hedges and cut the lawn. Why do those things now? Because you want to show your house in the best possible light to potential buyers to maximize its sales price. You’ve…