The Executive Suite Blog

Dealing With Competition in the Health Care Market

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 02:15 PM

For small and medium sized, non-profit and for profit companies in this age of large corporate healthcare systems, feeling the squeeze of lower revenues and higher costs is an everyday occurrence. The ability to build awareness and preference of your programs and services, and secure necessary revenues is a consistent challenge to your ability to compete. And, in this healthcare business environment, continued consolidation and acquisitions will simply compound organizations’ capabilities and capacity.

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Tags: senior business consultants

Your Life, Your Job, Your Career: Putting Happiness Into Your Pre-Retirement Planning

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Sun, Jun 05, 2016 @ 08:48 PM

While it may sound ironic to some, developing a happiness approach to pre-retirement planning is uplifting.  Why?  Well, quite simply, thinking about retirement as a “happiness” exercise just might change the process – and the results.

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Tags: transition planning

Best Traditional Retirement iPhone & Android Apps

Posted by Warren Rutherford on Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 08:20 PM

When I work as a Transition Planning Consultant I am constantly challenged trying to find mobile apps that help clients work through their non-financial retirement transition planning process.  Recently I searched for “retirement apps” and found 21.1 million results.  Scanning through the first page of search results I found the 11 Best Apps for Retirement Planning at nextavenue.org, so I decided to start there.

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Tags: baby boomers retirement age, transition planning

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