Potential Snags With Mergers & Acquisitions

I have always been a fan of considering mergers & acquisitions (M&A) as a workable way to quickly scale your business.  However, this road is not foolproof by any means.  Let’s go over some of things that can go wrong, so do your research, consult a professional and plan accordingly. WRONG TEAM The skillsets yourContinue reading “Potential Snags With Mergers & Acquisitions”

Startups: Important Tips to Secure the Right Loan

Congratulations on having a great business idea! You are now starting a journey that will challenge you to make critical decisions for your business. You now find yourself needing to secure funding. You can accomplish this by pitching your idea to angel investors, investors, borrow from friends and family or seek commercial lending. Majority ofContinue reading “Startups: Important Tips to Secure the Right Loan”

Why You Must Add Value at Every Meeting

Early in my career I eagerly attended my first out-of-state business review meeting with a strategic alliance partner. Because the relationship was of critical importance to our company, a large contingent of us made the cross-country trip to our partner’s site, investing valuable time and money in our visit. As we crowded into the conferenceContinue reading “Why You Must Add Value at Every Meeting”

How to write exceptional meeting minutes

5 Great tips for writing great meeting minutes! How many times have you found that meeting tasks were forgotten almost as soon as your team left the room? Writing meeting minutes can seem like an unimportant task but without them, meeting participants may leave a meeting with different versions of what was decided and unclearContinue reading “How to write exceptional meeting minutes”

Securing Your Business and Protecting Your Assets During Covid-19

In the face of uncertainty, successful business leaders must prioritize key business essentials and skillfully guide their organizations through this global crisis. MCDA CCG, Inc. has developed a checklist of 11 critical areas for financial executives to focus on now to position their organizations for a strong recovery. Cash management strategies Prioritize and conserve cash payments byContinue reading “Securing Your Business and Protecting Your Assets During Covid-19”

Empowerment is the key to successful process improvement

Sustainable change management only occurs when you have an empowered organization. An empowered organization occurs when you have empowered and engaged human capital assets. To take and carry the thought forward, if you have engaged and empowered human capital assets they will carry that sense to their cross-functional team roles. An empowered team seeking organizationalContinue reading “Empowerment is the key to successful process improvement”

Unemployment Insurance Vs. Returning To Work

Clients are growing increasingly worried that due to the Federal unemployment subsidy of $600 per week, employees may refuse to show for work or return to work once “work is available”. We have laid out some facts to help if you find your business in a similar situation. While California is rushing to process unemploymentContinue reading “Unemployment Insurance Vs. Returning To Work”

Should I Outsource My Accounting?

The growth of your business is exciting, but not without some growing pains. There will be a point usually around $1M in revenue, in some cases more – you can no longer be involved in every part of your business. You have to focus on what you are good at and delegate the rest AccountingContinue reading “Should I Outsource My Accounting?”

Tips to Improve Your Business Acumen

It’s probably not a surprise to anyone but business acumen is one of the behavioral competencies in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) competency model. It’s important to know the business, be able to talk about it, and make decisions to help the business grow. It can honestly be a challenge to develop business acumen.Continue reading “Tips to Improve Your Business Acumen”

Working From Home…Beware of Scams!

Companies are continuing to make arrangements for employees to work from home, and others are fast tracking HR policies to meet the requirements of shelter-in-place orders by state officials.  These actions are making it an even higher risk for people being targeted by scammers, especially through phishing emails or through an unsecured network connection. EmployeesContinue reading “Working From Home…Beware of Scams!”