Learn about business valuation, strategizing in a down economy, and what to do when your portfolio is down in this month's edition of The Bridge.
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Joe Lindsey, M&AMI, CM&AP, CBI
M&A Source Chairman

"Certification refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person, or organization. This confirmation is often, but not always, provided by some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit. Accreditation is a specific organization's process of certification." (Source:  Certification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certification )
Kevin Ramsier
Managing Partner and CEO of Vesticor Advisors
You can be the driver of value for your own business by starting with an assessment of how it stacks up against these valuation parameters.

Helping business owners understand what drives an  enterprise valuation and what specific actions should be taken in order to enhance that value are two of the most important duties of a mergers and acquisitions advisor.

Gary W. Ampulski, PhD
Managing Partner of MidwestGenesis

There is a saying that a rising tide lifts all boats. But the opposite is also true. As the skipper of a business, an owner needs to know when a tide comes in and when it recedes in order to plot a course to realize maximum business value. Just as there is a repeating nature to the tides, the economy also runs in cycles.

Michael Blanding
Senior writer for Harvard Business School
Working Knowledge

Learning to perform a job by watching others and copying their actions is not a great technique for corporate knowledge transfer. Christopher G. Myers suggests a better approach: Coactive vicarious learning.

Joan M. Gruber Ridley, CBI, CFP™, CEPA
President of Business Wealth Solutions

Join the club.  Sure it's frustrating when your net worth is suffering because of bad decisions and poor judgment of others that have  nothing to do with you.  But you are a business owner.  If you are like most entrepreneurs, your business is responsible for a great deal of your personal net worth, 90% in fact for most.  That means that you are in charge of your largest asset.

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