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June 22nd, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Often, an entrepreneur will have an idea that can transform an industry, but they lack the financial capital to make it happen. On the other side of the coin, there are no shortage of people searching for profitable opportunities in which to invest their extra cash. Without the qualities that each party brings to the table, a business cannot happen. The real issue is this: how can one divide ow... [read more]
June 8th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Many business leaders have made decisions that they have regretted at a later date. On the surface, logical analysis suggested that it would be a smart play, but their inner voice felt that something was amiss. Some may dismiss them out of hand, but there is a lot of evidence to suggest that so-called gut feelings aren’t just real, but they should also occupy a prominent position in every ent... [read more]
May 28th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Small business owners often have a level of ambition that is higher than the average person on the street. Their drive to succeed sets them apart from their contemporaries, leading some to believe that it has to do with traits that they are born with and not learned. In fact, it is the opposite that is true, as successful people in business have adopted a vocabulary and accompanying mindset tha... [read more]
May 20th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Savvy entrepreneurs know that choosing a competent business broker in Pennsylvania makes the difference between a smooth sales process or one that is fraught with problems from start to finish. However, business owners who are selling their enterprise for the first time may not know what to look for in an honest and effective practice. In this article, we will outline three things that a fi... [read more]
May 10th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
If the time has come to sell a business in NJ, there are a number of tasks that should be conducted before just opting to  drop it in the classifieds, or with a business broker in Somerset County, NJ. The following steps will ensure that the sales process proceeds in a smooth and expeditious fashion… Tidy up the property and the books When getting a business valuation in Mercer County, ... [read more]
April 27th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
When a business finally gets off the ground, the time will come when a separate account should be opened for it, creating an essential division between personal and corporate income. What different banks offer businesses can vary greatly from institution to institution. Doing homework beforehand can save a great deal of money, time, and countless headaches. Below, we will cover several areas... [read more]
April 21st, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
While many business owners get started without paying heed to corporate structuring, they will eventually get to a point where protecting their assets from tax authorities and litigators will become important. Of all the ways to structure a company, the LLC and S-Corp are two methods that entrepreneurs have been using to organize their business assets. Which of these corporate structures are r... [read more]
April 14th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Of all the benefits that businesses offer, none are as highly valued as a comprehensive health plan.  With health care costs in this country being burdensome to many, having a policy that fits the needs of its employees is an attractive recruiting tool for the best talent out there. When choosing a health plan, take note of the following in order to choose the package that is right for the tea... [read more]
April 3rd, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
It’s easy to look at a successful person’s accomplishments, and attribute it to unchangeable factors such as luck. However, successful people have reached their station in life primarily through the proper use of the most important resource in their life: their time. The tips below will help make better use of the hours that are available in a day. They set goals and break them into mana... [read more]
March 31st, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Asking effective questions in job interviews is an important task, as it avoids the expensive mistake of paying an ineffective employee a salary over a period of many months or years. While there are many creative questions that hiring managers can ask,  some are better than others at getting an interviewee to reveal their inner character.  Below, we have assembled some questions that achieve... [read more]
March 24th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Of all the types of interpersonal problems that can occur in business, sexual harassment has the greatest potential to disrupt a corporate culture and expose a company to legal risks. As a result, it is important that every business is aware of what it is, and what to do if an incident of this sort occurs within their work environment.   Below, we will define what sexual harassment is, ... [read more]
March 17th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Karin, where did you grow up? Germany Where did you study for college? Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-University, Würzburg, Germany with a Diploma, Business Administration/Finance (equivalent of Masters Degree) What was the first job you had out of college? What was the most important lesson you learned there that has stuck with you for your entire professional career? I started my... [read more]
March 16th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
When a business owner moves to sell their company, they should be shooting for the highest value possible. There are a myriad of things that can be implemented before the listing of a business that can increase a business valuation. This article will discuss several ways to increase the perceived value of a business in the eyes of potential buyers. 1) Ensure key employees stay on board The... [read more]
March 16th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
The expansion of the Internet over the past five years has made video a tool that businesses can use to enhance their profits. There are many ways that a company can use video sharing sites to take their marketing efforts to the next level. Below, we will cover techniques that can get any business started in their video marketing efforts. Choose a hosting platform The first thing that a ... [read more]
March 4th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Feedback is a necessary step to help workers improve their job performance. However, results can vary depending on how it is delivered to employees. How can a manager evaluate an employee’s actions in an effective manner? Below, we go over several techniques that can improve a company’s feedback process and in the process retain and develop quality talent. Build a rapport with employees ... [read more]