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Doug Tatum to be Featured Speaker at Westfield Bank's Small Business Success Symposium

 
Doug Tatum, Speaker for Entrepreneurs

Doug Tatum, Chairman of Newport Board Group, will be a featured speaker at an important event for entrepreneurs from 12:30-5pm EST on November 12th at Blair Conference Center at 9079 S. Leroy Road in Westfield Center, OH. The event is co-sponsored by Westfield Bank and Dorman Legacy Advisors. 

Newport Managing Director Richard Munro Shares Business Insights on Radio Show

 
Business Advice

Newport Board Group Southern California Managing Director Richard Munro recently appeared on Exit Coach Radio.com, a show hosted by Bill Black that targets baby boomer business owners who are interested in exiting their business in the next 3-10 years.

Newport Partner Jennifer Knight Featured in Starbucks Mini Documentary

 
Jennifer Knight

Newport Board Group partner Jennifer Knight and the company she is President/COO of, American Woolen Company, are featured in a recently released video piece produced by Starbucks Coffee. 

Three Lessons for Private Companies from the GM Ignition Switch Debacle

 
lessons for private companies

At first glance, what could be more different than General Motors and the emerging growth and lower middle market companies that our firm, Newport Board Group, serves?

Management: The Key Ingredient for Getting Past No Man’s Land

 
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In earlier blog articles I have looked at issues confronting earlier stage and middle market companies as they traverse what Doug Tatum, our firm’s Chairman, called in his book of the same name: “No Man’s Land.” This is the phase of corporate evolution in which companies are too big to be small and too small to be big.

Should You Franchise your Business?

 
Franchise your Business

In several recent blog articles, I explained the distinctive advantages of the franchise business model. Entrepreneurs who have developed a localized, replicable business model should understand the option to franchise their business—especially because franchising has moved well beyond its traditional footprint in fast food, car repair etc. into a broader range of service businesses.

Is Your Company’s Growth Stalled? Why You Need an Outside Board Member

 
Outside Board Member

Middle-market companies often operate as small fiefdoms under the control of the king, or to use a business term, the CEO. Very few mid-sized companies have a formal board of directors and for those that do have boards, CEOs tend to populate them with family, friends, and internal management.

Despite New Rules, Leasing Still A Good Strategy To Preserve Working Capital

 
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For many years companies have financed significant portions of their operations by leasing buildings, machinery, manufacturing equipment, trucks, railcars, office space, office equipment – desks, chairs, computers, copiers, etc. 

Art Medici Discusses 10 Leadership Lessons for Entrepreneurial CEOs

 
Leadership Lessons for Entrepreneurial CEO’s

Newport Board Group partner Art Medici was recently interviewed on two business radio shows about leadership lessons he has learned in the course of his career as an executive and entrepreneur.

How Your Company Can Benefit From Revenue Recognition Rules

 
revenue recognition rules

CEO’s and Boards are usually inclined to think that changes in accounting rules are matters that only their CFO needs to  worry about. Not true at all in the case of the new revenue recognition standards recently promulgated under the converged authority of the (U.S.) Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board.

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