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Should I continue leasing an office space or not?

Leasing an Office is a big decision. As we approach the end of the year, many employers have their office leases coming due and are evaluating how to handle their office space strategy, and there are many factors to consider. Considerations How long will the...

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Keeping Employee Engagement high during COVID

The most common theme of many of my conversations with clients and business owners is “How do we keep employee engagement at a high level in this remote environment?”.  At least for the foreseeable future, gone are the days of in person team wide meetings or massive...

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Keeping Culture and Engagement During COVID-19

In the last ten years, we’ve seen a trend towards more remote and work from home employees. Largely, this type of work arrangement has been a huge benefit for employees who are seeking flexibility with their home and work balance. In the last three weeks as our new...

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Barstool Sports

The growth in technology and media over the last few years has produced several notable examples of scrappy start-ups that disrupt massive markets and, in the process, disintermediate their much larger competitors.  By the time such start-ups become household names,...

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Financial Versus Strategic Buyers

As we’ve shared on this blog before, scale-up entrepreneurs are often so busy leading their companies through the Hyper-Growth phase of the Entrepreneurial Company Lifecycle™ that they neglect to step back from the day-to-day grind of running their businesses to...

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Exit Plan

As we’ve shared before, we think the Entrepreneurial Company Lifecycle™ perfectly illustrates the important milestones of both growth companies, as well as growth oriented entrepreneurs who intend to replicate business success over and over (whether within their...

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Acquisitions

As entrepreneurs, at some point during the life of our companies, we encounter opportunities to acquire another business as part of our growth strategy. Unfortunately, the process of acquiring another company is often made unnecessarily complex by advisors and others...

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Systems and Processes

In prior blog posts we’ve discussed some great topics like Core Values, Culture and Strategy, which as entrepreneurs we can easily sink our teeth into and enthusiastically pursue.  For many of you, the mere mention of “systems and process” may cause your eyes to glaze...

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