The Executive Suite Blog

I'm A Baby Boomer Business Owner And I Need To Replace Myself!

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 01:09 PM

Yes, I was told that recently.  A long time fellow baby boomer business owner made that statement to me.  Usually when someone makes a statement like this I’m curious, and then I ask a series of questions back.  In this instance I put my gut reaction on hold and asked her one simple question:

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Tags: transition planning

Want An Easy Fix For Your Business Owner Exit? Read This!

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Sun, Apr 17, 2016 @ 12:04 PM

If you want to develop an easy fix for exiting your business, you need a business exit plan strategy.  Simple right?  Well, there is a lot of work to it, but if you approach it with a good business plan, you can make it a lot easier on yourself, those who work with you, those who care about you, and those who buy from you.  Did I leave anyone out?  Yes, and those who advise you on your success-based strategy.  

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Tags: transition planning

Do You Make These Simple Mistakes In Your Baby Boomer Business Owner Retirement?

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 @ 04:47 PM

Years ago we decided to own a business.  We thought it would not grow too big, maybe $ 5 million in sales, 25 employees, and regional in scope…no heavy lifting.  The challenge, we realized after a few years, was that our services were highly valued by our customers.  We wanted to help them, so we grew to accommodate their needs.

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Tags: transition planning, exit plan, baby boomer retirement

Key Tactics Senior Business Consultants Use For Business Planning

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Fri, Mar 25, 2016 @ 03:12 PM

Today we feature an article by one of our "seasoned" business consultants, Jeffry Burr. We hope you enjoy it.

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Tags: senior business consultants

What Can Senior Business Consultants Teach You About Cyber Security?

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 04:54 PM

Today we feature an article by one of our Senior Business Consultants, David Speciale. We hope you enjoy it.

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Tags: senior business consultants, cyber security

The 8 Best Things About Baby Boomer Retirement

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 10:41 AM

One of my friends asked me recently what was so great about being a baby boomer and the impending thought of retirement.  As a transition planning consultant I could have waxed somewhat un-poetically about all the virtues and attributes of baby boomer retirement, but that would not be me.  Rather, I gave it to her straight – no chaser.  And after reflection, thought I would share it.

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Tags: transition planning, baby boomer retirement

How A Senior Business Consultant Used An Annual Report To Touch Donors’ Hearts

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 @ 05:24 PM

Today we feature an article by one of our "seasoned" business consultants, Robin Clarke. We hope you enjoy it.

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Tags: senior business consultants, non profits, annual report

Here Are 4 Ways To Make Better Exit Planning Decisions

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Sun, Feb 07, 2016 @ 07:52 PM

If you’ve ever wondered how baby boomer business owners make decisions on how and when to exit their business and you are able to find out by speaking with a number of owners who have made that transition, then you’ve probably got a number of owners who want to learn what you’ve learned.

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Tags: transition planning

Sales Coaching Secrets Revealed By Senior Business Consultants

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Sun, Feb 07, 2016 @ 05:00 PM

Senior business consultants are successful.  Their careers show that.  Their success cuts across a broad spectrum of industries and occupations.  Sometimes it’s best to let an experience illustrate their success.  Here’s one about sales coaching.  We hope you will enjoy it.

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Tags: senior business consultants

Can Senior Business Consultants Help A Young Professional?

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Sun, Jan 31, 2016 @ 03:49 PM

As a young professional you started your business with a great idea for a product, received the funding necessary to bring your business through the startup phase, and received sound advice from your banker, accountant, and business attorney.  You’ve grown your business with the acquisition of several key accounts, and brought on staff to help you develop your business. 

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Tags: senior business consultants, young professionals