Despite OPEC Production Cut, Another Year Of Low Oil Prices Is Likely

An OPEC production cut offers oil producers hope for higher prices in 2017. But there is a dark cloud hanging over that expectation. Global storage inventories must be substantially reduced before higher oil prices can be sustained. Some of U.S. tight oil has...

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Wondering what to get a 12 year old for Christmas? Change their life with this gift.

When I turned 12 years old my mother has a special gift for me on Christmas - a Betty Crocker Cookbook. Along with the gift came a new responsibility, that I was to prepare one meal a week for the family....

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SEABOARD PARTNERS

ABOUT DOUG: Douglas Henry, Seaboard’s founder and principal, has spent his career transforming companies. Over the last 15 years, he has established himself as a specialist in business transformation. Douglas has taken an active, hands-on role in each situation that he...

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The Entrepreneurial Way to 4% Growth -My thoughts

I wanted to follow up Mr. Schramm's article The Entrepreneurial way to 4% Growth with my thoughts some align with Mr. Schramm and others don't. The Government always puts the cart before the horse. For decades the government has worked on making...

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INFOGRAPH: Landscape of International Trade in the Americas for Middle Market Business

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What is your business worth?

I recently have a friend call me to ask for a referral for a business appraisal.  I told him I could do it for him over the phone. No, I am not kidding. With some basic information about your business, I...

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Private Equity should take a page from Independent Publishers

In this post, I will introduce digital marketing methods that Private Equity Firms, Family Offices, Search Funders and other buyers in the Middle Market need to adopt to improve proprietary deal flow. I will use the publishing industry as an example and how...

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How do you Define the Middle Market?

In doing research for Be Your Own Investment Banker I spent time digging into what exactly is the middle market.  There is a lot of conflicting and vague  definitions.  When does the small business market start and stop and lower...

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Exit Psychology

SME owners planning to retire or take a back seat at their companies face financial, emotional and psychological challenges. Recognizing the psychological factors that drive a successful change of control can make the difference between a smooth or disastrous...

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Q2 2016 Middle Market Indicator from the National Center For the Middle Market

The National Center for the Middle Market issues a quarterly infographic that provides general business indicators for the Middle Market.  Q2 has had a 7.2% increase in revenue growth that is nearly six times the revenue growth of the...

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