The Executive Suite Blog

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

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