DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: WHY INCLUSION SHOULD BE THE FOCUS

Most companies today earnestly encourage diversity in their workplaces. Professionals evaluate and refine policies, practices and talent sourcing to create diverse work communities. Whether for principle-based or regulatory-based reasons, the…

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IS YOUR COMPANY GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ITS CRM SOLUTION?

ARE YOU USING YOUR SOLUTION EFFECTIVELY? For the last twenty years, organizations have invested billions of dollars in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, as well as their follow-on complementary solutions…

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WHEN TO ADD FINANCIAL EXPERTISE IN A GROWING BUSINESS?

Of the many decisions a business leader faces with a growing enterprise, decisions about when (and at what level) to add financial expertise can be one of the most obscure. …

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SUDDEN WEALTH

I just got off the phone with an old friend – a musician – who called in a panic. He was beside himself and for a moment I thought maybe…

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$80 MILLION OF NON-DILUTIVE VOUCHER FINANCING MAY BE AVAILABLE TO SMALLER LIFE SCIENCE COMPANIES

You may be eligible for financing if you meet two conditions. If you: 1)   Have a new chemical entity, which can effectively treat the following: (a)  Rare tropical diseases –…

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WAYFAIR; ENTERPRISE VALUATION; M&A CONSIDERATIONS

Wayfair, the online retailer, was recently involved in an important and far reaching Supreme Court decision.  The case changed the previous standard for nexus, resulting in the need of sellers…

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MANAGING COMPANY PERFORMANCE: KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR MANUFACTURING COMPANIES

Every company has key transactions that are critical to the efficient, profitable performance of the company. This is particularly true of manufacturing entities, which may be characterized by frequent, repetitive…

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LEADERSHIP: CREATING CULTURES THAT WORK

Peter Drucker is known for his warning “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  Understanding this, any company team that disconnects strategy and culture puts its success at risk. Organizational culture is…

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R&D CREDITS… DON’T LET YOUR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COSTS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL AND DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIES SIT ON THE SHELF WHEN YOU CAN TURN THEM INTO CASH FLOW

When  developing a new pharmaceutical or diagnostic equipment,  companies typically incur substantial costs for salaries, supplies, laboratory, contractors  and a myriad other expenses..    While deductible, these costs may not benefit…

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WAGE GROWTH FRENZY: WHAT’S HAPPENING AND WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

Glassdoor’s newly published report* shows the highest wage growth in the nation is happening in my back yard. The San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro region shows a dramatic spike during the last…

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