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May 31, 2017

How Prepared Is Your Business for Growth?

By Dave Chase

When it comes to growing your business, knowing where to even start can sometimes be the hardest step. One easily identifiable step is having a plan. So on a scale of one to ten, how does your busines...

April 28, 2017

The Current State of Venture Capital in 24 Brilliant Charts

By Dave Chase

Pitchbook's periodic review of the state of Venture Capital is traditionally very insightful.  Their most current installment did not disappoint. Why Should I Care? You might wonder, 'Why should I ...

April 28, 2017

4 Balancing Acts That Can Help You Be a Better Leader

By Dave Chase

Being a great leader is much easier said than done. What qualities one person or team admires in a manager, another detests. Behaviors that seem great in theory often crash and burn in practice. Strik...

April 27, 2017

Bill Belichick on Leadership

By Dave Chase

On occasion we are blessed by witnessing truly amazing and rare leadership. That happened for me this past week when I stumbled upon an interview on CNBC with Bill Belichick, who is an unapologetic le...

April 27, 2017

Employee Burnout is a Problem with the Company, Not the Person

By Dave Chase

In the opening lines of the Harvard Business Review article with this same title, I read the following eye-opening remark which really rang true for my work experience across dozens of organizations b...

March 29, 2017

Painting with Numbers – Data Visualization

By Dave Chase

You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousands words.” Well, that’s what data visualization is for your business. It takes the vast ocean of raw numbers regarding your co...

March 17, 2017

Explanation of Key Terms in Venture Financing

By Dave Chase

Sellers of businesses are starry-eyed about valuation.  They often focus on it and neglect to consider other key terms.  So much so that they overlook key provisions or terms that can have a meaning...

February 28, 2017

5 Things to Prepare Your Company For Growth

By Dave Chase

Growth doesn’t happen by accident. It takes strategic planning and focused execution to make it a reality. Learn the basics on how to prepare your company for growth. Ideal for CEO’s, CFO’s, VP...

February 24, 2017

7 Traits of Inspiring Leadership

By Dave Chase

Finding a gem among leadership articles drives me.  On rare occasion I find one I feel I have to share.  The article on the 7 characteristics of inspiring leaders was one that immediately made me fe...

February 23, 2017

4 Quick Ways to Avoid Cash Flow Surprises

By Dave Chase

Much like needing a paddle when traveling upstream, mastering the art of cash flow management is essential to keep your business from washing uncontrollably downstream. The dreaded gap between paying ...

February 17, 2017

Got your Financial Forecast? Don’t Forget your Cash Forecast.

By Dave Chase

As businesses forecast their financial future, most focus primarily on revenues and profitability.  Frequently, those businesses forget or overlook that in many cases cash flow does not equal profita...

January 31, 2017

Stop Drowning In Your Company’s Data

By Dave Chase

Say your business data is an ocean and you’re stuck in the middle of it in a dingy without any of the essentials. Now imagine you’re starting to get really thirsty. What do you do? Well, unless ...

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