Business Valuations

Business Valuations

Business Valuations Written By Geoff Burns Business Valuations are often considered important only if you are looking to buy or sell. But, business owners and investors can use business valuations to secure better terms for loans, find new funding sources, investigate franchising and many other opportunities. Whether you are are a business owner, investor, or just interested in the process,...
Eisenhower Matrix

Eisenhower Matrix

The Eisenhower Matrix Written By Geoff BurnsDwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower was a five star Army General during World War II and the 34th President of the United States of America. He is responsible for implementing the Interstate Highway System that is in use today. However, many do not know that he developed a simple matrix to analyze tasks and to...
Understanding Your Reports

Understanding Your Reports

Understanding Your Financial Reports Written By Geoff BurnsWhether you are a small business owner, entrepreneur, or nonprofit leader, you need to use financial reports to evaluate your fiscal position. Unfortunately, even for seasoned leaders, most people don't fully understand how their reports are generated, how to tell if they are accurate, what they mean, and what knowledge can be gained...

Mission Drift

As an organization ages, it is not uncommon for it to experience "drift." Drift can be a natural process of the shifting landscape with which an organization operates. A controlled approach to change is not really the same as drift, however. The March of Dimes comes to mind. Their original purpose was to eradicate polio, which for all intents and...
Leaders and Managers

Leaders and Managers

Much has been written on the subject of leaders vs. managers. It is likely that what you are reading today is nothing new, but hopefully you can take the information and glean something new for your organization to help improve your role in leadership (or management). It is often said that "leaders have people that follow them, but managers have...