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Video: The Future of Private Equity Investing

Video: The Future of Private Equity Investing

Henry Kravis is one of the founders of Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts, one of the largest global investment firms with approximately $130 billion under management. The Firm was founded in 1976.  Portfolio companies in its private equity funds generate over $200 billion in annual revenues and employ about 720,000 people. In this interview, Kravis discusses the future of private equity investing, touching on topics such as How disruptive technologies can be both a threat and provide […]

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Taking Your Business to the Next Level and Still Enjoying It

Taking Your Business to the Next Level and Still Enjoying It

As a small- to mid-market business owner, it’s not unusual to feel as if you are at your wits end. When you started your company, you had a true passion for what you wanted to do. It may have been to make the best widgets in the world, provide the best websites possible or deliver the best service anyone has ever seen. Please like & share:

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Can I Use My Accounting Reports to Make Strategic Business Decisions?

Can I Use My Accounting Reports to Make Strategic Business Decisions?

Business owners are pulled in many different directions. Executing day-to-day business decisions can take up most of each working day. When it comes to making strategic business decisions, you are often confronted with a key issue. What is the critical data needed to make the strategic business decision and where can it be found? Please like & share:

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Four Essential Financial Management Tips for Business Owners

Four Essential Financial Management Tips for Business Owners

Business owners know only too well how difficult it is to run a successful company. Areas of concern seem to be everywhere but one that frequently occupies the owner’s attention is financial management. Let’s explore four financial management tips that can increase the success of your company. Business Strategy— The Impact of An Aggressive Tax Strategy Sources of Funding— Including the Company’s Own Working Capital Meaningful Sales Relationships vs “Top Line Only” Sales Transactions Cash […]

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Do Small Businesses Really Need a Sales Strategy?

Do Small Businesses Really Need a Sales Strategy?

Many small business owners have a very straightforward approach to sales that can be summarized in one sentence—“I need as many sales as I can get!” While it is difficult to argue with the impact such a “strategy” has on the company’s top line, to achieve the best bottom line results and solid cash flows every company needs a simple yet clear sales strategy. Please like & share:

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How Can Early Stage Companies Get Affordable CFO Assistance?

How Can Early Stage Companies Get Affordable CFO Assistance?

Investors in early stage companies are generally away from the “heat of the battle” daily crises, and are not always able to advise their portfolio company owners to get CFO help. Owners of early stage companies have a number of concerns that keep them from seeing that their company needs a CFO—or at least CFO services. Please like & share:

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How Can a Project-Based CFO Help When a Portfolio Company Is Underperforming?

How Can a Project-Based CFO Help When a Portfolio Company Is Underperforming?

Today, private equity firms find that the market is demanding relatively high multiples for those companies “in play.” For those companies that can demonstrate reasonably consistent and fairly sizable patterns of cash flow generation, private equity (PE) firms are finding they need to offer EBITDA multiples in the upper single digits to low double digits range. Please like & share:

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Cost Cutting Opportunities For Small Business Owners

Cost Cutting Opportunities For Small Business Owners

The Need To Be Prepared We’ve all heard the phrase…”tough times call for tough measures.” Businesses of any size, but particularly small businesses, will experience “tough times.” Due to the reduced margin of error in small businesses, it is critical to have a plan for reducing expenses, and the associated cash drain, before the tough times appear.  Please like & share:

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How Can an Outsourced CFO Help Bankers Close More Loans?

How Can an Outsourced CFO Help Bankers Close More Loans?

The Loan Request As a Banker, you routinely have customers who come to you with a loan request. Frequently, that request is verbal and comes more in the form of a question…”I’m thinking of doing this or my business needs that and I’m going to need a loan—will the bank lend me the money?” This sets in motion a process where you attempt to more fully understand your customer’s need, the company’s ability to generate […]

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