Two Grants Boost Support for Business Ownership Transitions in Rural Maine

The Cooperative Development Institute has received two grants totaling more than $400,000 in public and private funds to support business ownership transitions in rural Maine.

By Staff at Mainebiz  | October 29, 2018 
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Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies

The gap in wealth in the United States between the ultrawealthy and everyone else has reached its widest point in decades. One way to narrow the divide is through the use of worker buyouts, in which ownership of a company transfers from a single person or a small number of people to the workers of the company.

By Peter Walsh, Michael Peck, and Ibon Zugasti | August 8, 2018


Importance of Business Assessments and What We Do

The process of selling a business has become more complex today. Buyers are more cautious and much more rigorous in their due diligence efforts due to the Great Recession. A big reason why a deal fails is that owners do not plan early enough to sell their business. GEM Strategy Management’s experience proves that CEOs and owners should maximize the business value before putting it up for a sale.

By Gary Miller | November 1, 2017


ESOP's & How They May Fit Your Company - Gratis Presentation

If you’d like to learn more about ESOPs and how they may fit your and your company’s needs, please join us for this 1 hour, gratis presentation on November 2nd at 8:00 AM at McLane Middleton Law firm, 300 TradeCenter, Ste. 7600, Woburn, MA.  Presenters will include Patrice Radogna from VRC Valuations, Beth Fowler from McLane Middleton and George Raftopoulos of ROI Cubed, LLC.  To register to attend or to find out more about the event, please go here.

The Importance of Enhancing Business Value Before Sale

When it comes to selling a business, owners would do well to set aside their own views of value and look at their companies through the eyes of a potential buyer. The stronger the acquisition target is for a buyer, the better the chances that a business will fetch a premium at time of sale.

So what is the best way for a seller to strengthen the business and win the buyer’s beauty contest?

By Gary Ampulski | August 2, 2016


Boardrooms Recognize their Companies' Priorities; Our VOP Assessment Can Help Bring these Priorities to Maximum Profit

Constellation Research surveyed over 200 CXO’s and identified 10 board room priorities for 2015. As anticipated, digital transformation has emerged as a significant board room topic and market leaders and fast followers seek guidance on what elements are required in the design to support

Digital Transformation is defined as methodology in which organizations transform and create new business models and culture with digital technologies. The driver for digital transformation stems from the fact that since 2000, 52 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 have either gone bankrupt, been acquired or ceased to exist.

By R "Ray" Wang | December 17, 2014