Category Archives: News & Views

Putting the Brakes on BIG Decisions –

Get it done and get it done fast! This is how CEOs are measured today. See a problem, fix it, and move on to the next one, the faster the better. The old “Time is money,” has given way to the new “Speed is money.” And in the world of constant everyday decision-making, speed always […]

“Some Guy Called… Says he wants to buy my business”

If I had a dollar for each time I heard that I would have well over 100 dollars! Not a lot of money, but it is a lot of business owners who get calls, emails, letters, and visitations from prospective acquirers, all saying the same thing. “I have a buyer for you Joe, and they […]

Re-Made in America: Before Trump, After Trump

Rick Andrade – Los Angeles, Ca Regardless of how you voted last November 2016 for US President, the results of a Trump victory are shaking the pants off corporate board room execs from here to China and back. Weeks before becoming President Mr Trump seemingly in a matter of ‘Tweets’ reversed the course of U.S. […]

Rejected! Why thousands of Business Sellers won’t find a Buyer

Forget about getting a low-ball offer from a potential buyer of your business. How about a “no-ball offer” for your business? It happens more than you think. Thousands of businesses each year go unsold. Many of these are simply too small, too dependent on the owner to survive, or simply have run out of stream. […]

Deciding? Better Make it Quick or Else

We all make them. Dozens, maybe more each day, they are OUR “DECISIONS.” And they have become increasingly risky and important to all of us, but even more important if you’re a business leader, leading a global-reach company. And here’s why. What were fewer key decisions needed to be successful decades ago are today a […]

The Complete Guide to Selling a Business

Alas! The Axial Forum team put it all down on paper for Middle Market business owners: The Complete Guide to Selling a Business – I read it, I like it, and every business owner should read it. Because at some point when you call me to market and sell your business, you’ll want to say: “Rick, I […]

How to Increase the Value of Your Business: Before You’re Gone

We all know the statistic. Ten thousand Baby Boomers turn age 65 each day according to the Pew Research Center. And of those many thousands who own businesses, a day of reckoning is coming. Do you know what the leading concern is among wealthy Americans heading into retirement? It’s not growing their wealth for the […]

The 6 Key Principles of Decision: How to Make Better Decisions in Business & Life

Rick Andrade – Los Angeles, Ca. On December 8th 1941, a day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and other Pacific islands, then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt decided to officially end America’s isolation from the growing war in Europe by signing a declaration of war on the empire of Japan. At the time, that […]

Want to get a Premium Price for your business?

When the time comes to consider an M&A sell-side transaction as a private company, the first question I get is always the same: How much is it worth? And while there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s the answer that is seldom right. This is because the question is more specifically asking less about how well […]

Do you need Money?

The SEC has now approved new rules for raising private company funds based on provisions in the JOBS ACT passed by Congress in 2012. Have a look at this article and learn how you can raise up to $50M for your company.