Collaborative Management Buyout

Collaborative Management Buyout

In the spirit of the Go Beyond Way, this article introduces to the idea of the Collaborative Management Buyout, in which the Management Team and the Business Owner(s) acknowledge the contributions of the other party to the past, present, and future success of the...
Value Friendly Behavior

Value Friendly Behavior

Value and the Two Types of Business Owners Entrepreneurs fall into two basic categories, according to Mark Tepper in Walk Away Wealthy (2014). The first group consists of owners who treat their businesses as investments and make decisions that build sustainable...
Lifelong Learning for Value Growth

Lifelong Learning for Value Growth

This article is written with the specific intent of encouraging our readers, many of whom are business owners, to engage in lifelong learning about growing the value of their most important financial asset — their business. As a young US Army officer, I was encouraged...
What is Upside Down Leadership?

What is Upside Down Leadership?

Upside Down Leadership is another way of saying servant leadership. Management guru Kenneth Blanchard in his book Leadership and the One Minute Manager pointed toward this kind of leadership by having the One Minute Manager state: “When you think in a pyramid… the...
You Started A Business – Now What?

You Started A Business – Now What?

Why do so many businesses fail in the first two years? Why do so many firms make it through the “survival” stage only to stall around the fourth or fifth year? One of the biggest reasons is they start with too little cash. As the old saying goes: it takes...