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November 29th, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
A great mentor is something everyone needs in business. It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur or a business leader, getting advice from someone that’s already been in the same situation is priceless. You’ll always have questions on whether or not you’re performing well, or if your business is growing the way it should be. A mentor can help understand the core issues and really ensu... [read more]
November 7th, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
Modern studies suggest that employee engagement leads to a more positive company culture. In turn, higher employee engagement also corresponds to increased innovation, which could potentially mean that innovation can become a basic part of any company culture. Whenever a new business is founded, even like this one, a business broker in New Jersey, the main innovation comes from its founders an... [read more]
October 23rd, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
At the core of any successful company is a high performing team, a team working together for the same goals, a team who have set high standards for themselves and a team that most importantly, is bonded together by trust. In spite of the important role that trust plays in a high performing team, it is not a feature which all businesses can depend upon. Ernst & Young recently carried out a glob... [read more]
October 16th, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
All throughout the business world there are negotiations taking place each day, negotiations for better prices, better standards, better contracts and better valuations. In this regard the art of business hasn’t changed much since the days of trading 3 carrots for a head of lettuce. The winners of any negotiation are not those who necessarily get the best deal, but those who get what they set ou... [read more]
September 30th, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
When people discuss the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur they will often discuss attributes such as motivational, inspirational and committed, what few people fail to realize is that without one, the others cannot exist. Many owners, self-proclaimed entrepreneurs and managers, will be more than happy to berate their team, blame them for low productivity when they fail to hit the high s... [read more]
September 19th, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
Some may consider it a foolish notion to begin planning for the sale of a startup from the moment that it becomes successful, but in doing so, one can find the highest value for a business which may have reached its terminal velocity. A merger and acquisition is something which any startup CEO should be looking into, from the very moment that the business has reached success, with analytics and fi... [read more]
September 14th, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
There is a swathe of information out there about what businesses can do to improve their chances of success. We often hear of how a company can better maneuver in the market, hire better staff and seek out new opportunities, but rarely do we see people discussing the implications of a toxic workforce, how it damages success and what can be done to remedy this. Long before the workforce begins to s... [read more]
August 28th, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
At the very foundation of all successful entrepreneurs and CEOs are true sales people, who could sell just about everything to just about anyone. With this in mind, to follow in their footsteps and to become a success in the business world, in whatever industry and at whichever level, one must master the art of sales. If you want to find better and more improved selling practices to find the succe... [read more]
August 21st, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
When most people consider their retirement, they will usually conjure up images of days mowing the lawn, before firing up the grill with a beer mid-afternoon, spending long trips away during off-peak hours and grabbing some valuable family time. In reality however, many are bored and restless when they retire after so many years of working, and they see their retirement not as a chance to relax an... [read more]
August 2nd, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
Where did you grow up?  I was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark and spent my teenage years just south of the city. My family was stationed in Bangkok, Thailand, for almost two years when I was 10, (my dad was an airline pilot), where I attended an American school. I was later an exchange student with YFU during my high-school senior year in Decatur, Atlanta, Georgia and then completed my... [read more]
July 31st, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
As far as business techniques go, there aren’t many more important than your ability to negotiate. Whether it be negotiating a sales order, a deal on a new property, a better rate with your suppliers or even a straight shoot out with a key employee over their wage structure, negotiation is the core of all businesses and you must ensure that you can do it well. In order to maximize your level of ... [read more]
July 24th, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
Given the recent boom in entrepreneurship, it is easy to see why so many men and women around the world have looked at this as a career choice. What many seem to miss the point of however, is that while entrepreneurs may be smart thinking pioneers, they are also great leaders and to succeed in this industry, your leadership will be what is called in to question over any other aspect of your busine... [read more]
July 3rd, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
When recruiting, there are many companies who prefer to rely more heavily on the history, experience and references of a candidate, rather than their interview technique. Such an approach is easy to understand given the fact that some poor candidates can shine in an interview situation whereas a genius could struggle with a social situation which requires them to talk about themselves. Interviews ... [read more]
June 19th, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
Build, move, improve, the three golden rules when it comes to growing your business, but is it possible to seek this growth and still manage to keep costs down? The straight answer is yes, it most certainly is possible, but you are going to need a smart plan in order to achieve this feat. The benefits of growth and balancing your costs are remarkable and could very easily be the difference betwe... [read more]
June 1st, 2018
by Achim Neumann, President
Upon assessing some of the greatest entrepreneurs of our lifetimes, there are some parallels which can be easily drawn between any of these successful men and women. Generally speaking, these forward thinkers succeed because they took a stand, they made hard decisions, they took risks and they stood by those calculated risks. Sure, there were times when hard moves didn't work out but these are the... [read more]