January 25th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Where did you grow up? Huntingdon Valley, PA Where did you study for college? St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA 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? Construction Manager – I learned to execute with various obstacles, conditions and expectations. ... [read more]
January 21st, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
There are actions that business owners and business managers perform that could be affecting their company negatively. However, these habits are hard to recognize, as they and their peers have often accepted them as common practice. Below are five behaviors in the workplace that either add no value to a company, or subtract from it. 1) Taking on too many tasks The startup phase of a bus... [read more]
January 14th, 2016
by Achim Neumann, President
Securing funding for a small businesses is a process that consumes a great deal of time and patience. However, there are many options available for entrepreneurs to fund their companies these days, making it easier for individuals to proceed with their business plans. Below, we will discus several ways for business owners to secure the financing they need. 1) Banks and other lending inst... [read more]
December 30th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
One fundamental truth of running a successful business is keeping profits high, and costs low. Softer aspects of workplace culture such as recruitment and talent retention have been overshadowed as a result, but that doesn’t mean they are any less important. By getting the right people and hanging on to them, profits, and both client and employee satisfaction will be considerably more impress... [read more]
December 26th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
      Glen, where did you grow up? Cleveland, Ohio Where did you study for college? Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 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? My first job was at Warner and Swasey, Cleveland, OH while g... [read more]
December 15th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
When it comes to data security, every company will have different needs to keep information out of the hands of rogue players. However, the logical framework that governs the creation of a data security strategy remains similar across all business sectors. If a business is looking to safeguard company data, this three step process will help make a network stronger than it was yesterday… ... [read more]
December 6th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
1. Gary, where did you grow up? “The Jersey Shore” – Little Silver, NJ. 2. Where did you study for college? Seton Hall University – South Orange, NJ. 3. 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? Upon graduating Seton Hall in 1985, I joined my family’s... [read more]
December 2nd, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
Often, there is miscommunication in businesses between employees and managers/business owners that leads to undesired outcomes. There are many factors that can lead to crossed wires, but here are some valuable tips to help get things crystal clear for all parties that will help to ensure efficiency, decrease stress and make sure things get done the way they’re supposed to be. 1) Activel... [read more]
November 30th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
Feel like you are being run by your business, instead of the other way around? When your company gets to a certain size, organizing its work flow so that you can work on your business instead of in it is of paramount importance. Here’s how you can make it happen… Track your work habits and performance over the course of a week To drive improvements in your own efficiency, note how... [read more]
November 24th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
Landing a position at a new job is a big deal for most people, as the constant learning and challenges that goes on in these professions is enough to keep them engaged in the beginning. As time goes by though, a variety of issues can cause some employees to drift, reducing their productivity. Below, we’ll go over a few ways you can successfully engage your staff so that they keep producing... [read more]
November 20th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
Frank, where did you grow up? I grew up in New Orleans and lived there until I was 28. New Orleans is a unique city. It’s Southern in a sense, but is more like a European city, given the Spanish and French influence. Where did you study for college? Although I had a hunger to see the world, I stayed pretty close to home by going to college at Tulane. I did live on-campus, though, so... [read more]
November 17th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
You might not think about it from day to day, as life can lull you into a false state of security, but natural disasters can happen at any time, in a variety of ways. Being caught without a plan to keep your business afloat can put its survival in doubt, making it vital to take the steps necessary to protect your assets before the unexpected happens. Having a plan will help restore it to full heal... [read more]
November 17th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
  Aaron, Where did you grow up? I was born in the Bronx, NY in 1958. When I was one year old my family moved to New Rochelle, NY. I was raised there throughout my schooling and into my twenties. Where did you study for college? I went to Pace University and received a BBA with major concentrations in marketing and management. What was the first job you had out of college? What ... [read more]
October 27th, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
When individuals approach us and want to know what the market value of their business is, we not only preform a comprehensive business valuation, we also consult them on how to add value to their business where they can. One major area that many businesses lack in, especially brick and mortar establishments, is creating a meaningful web presence. From basic marketing aesthetics (like a de... [read more]
September 22nd, 2015
by Achim Neumann, President
This post is an amalgamation of the knowledge we at Neumann & Associates have obtained from our amazing clients who have come to us to buy a business, sell a business and consult with us about mergers & acquisitions. It’s truly a pleasure for us to work with people who are as educated, dedicated and experienced in the world of entrepreneurship and running businesses from small to large... [read more]