June 2016

Ask the Question - Have the Discussion

Larry Grypp, President of the Goering Center

Sometimes the truth hurts. But what can hurt even more is the fear that it might.


This is especially true when a family business founder or owner begins contemplating inviting their child to join the family enterprise – or perhaps be the leadership successor.

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Overtime Rule Changes Are Coming – Is Your Business Ready?

Kelly Schoening Holden, Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued some proposed changes to the overtime regulations pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act.  This is the first amendment since 2004 and if finalized, it will have significant impact on businesses.  

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Why You Should Value Your Business Today Even If You Are Not Selling!

David Lingler, Cassady Schiller CPAs & Advisors

In the current economy, no one wants to spend money on something they don't need today. So why do you need an estimate of your company's value when you don't expect to leave for several years or have no plans of transferring any ownership?

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Principles for Avoiding Owner Compensation Pitfalls

Seth Morgan, MLA Companies

In closely held businesses, few tangible discussions are as emotional as compensation for owners, especially if those owners are family members.

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Intellectual Property Basics

Mark Musekamp, Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL


Intellectual property is a general term given to diverse categories of intangible assets which give rise to ownership and other related rights. Although most are familiar with this term and the categories of assets which it incorporates, few understand the importance of these assets to a business. 

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Don’t Underestimate the Value of Corporate Culture in M&A Deals

Rene Robichaud, Malibu Group


As a CEO of two public companies each with revenues of approximately $1 billion, Rene Robichaud is well-sanctioned to discuess the importance of corporate culture. 

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