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July 2018
Mark2 Frequently Played Roles in Small Group Communication 
Regardless of the impact technology has had on people getting together to solve problems, trade ideas or report status, meetings are still the primary way of connecting us.  Watching a meeting in progress is a fascinating journey into social psychology and maybe a ticket to frustration-ville.   
Check out this article on roles we play in small group communication.
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And check out the companion survey article below on cybersecurity concerns.

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The Pro's and Con's of ESOPs  
by guest author Scott Nelson, Partner, B2BCFO  

There are many things to consider when you start to think about selling your business. Some of those include; how much is my company worth? How long will it take to sell? What will I do after I sell it?  But probably the most critical question to answer is, Whom do I want to sell it to?
There are a number of different options such as; a strategic buyer, management buy-out, private equity, financial buyer, etc. and each one has different costs and benefits. Deciding on which one really depends on your goals and objectives for selling your business.
One option is to sell the company to the employees by creating and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). ESOP's have become a hot topic these days. It can be a great exit strategy in the right situation and a great benefit for the employees. However, there are a number of pros and cons about becoming an ESOP that you should be aware of.  
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B2BCFO is the nation's largest business transition and CFO services firm

5 Fun Facts!
1 . McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food "heavy users."
2. The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.
3. If you truly believe you are 1 in a million, there are still approximately 7,184 people out there just like you

4. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
5.  Earth has traveled more than 5,000 miles in the past 5 minutes.
Source: www.livin3.com

In This Issue
Small Group Communication
5 Fun Facts!
From My Clients
Upcoming Articles

"It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money."

PJ O'Rourke

From My Clients ......

"In the 3 years I have worked with Mark we grew our business 20%+ each year, we adapted a new market philosophy and moved into a more modern facility. We could not be where we are today if it were not for the wonderful folks in my TAB group paired with Mark's guidance and assistance. He helps you see the value in both yourself and your business"

J Lee, Silva Screenprinting

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