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Improving Your Business in 2018

Business Growth Challenges Defined: You May Be In No Man's Land.

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Business as Usual – A Relic of the 20th Century?

Mergers and Acquisitions: What to Do After You’ve Signed the Deal

Private Equity Due Diligence: How to Set Your M&A Up for Success

Access To Distributed Capital For Economic Growth And Societal Impact

Warning Signs of Decreasing Profitability

A Model is Different From a Budget

When Should An Entrepreneur Start to Talk to Investment Bankers?

Planning on Raising Capital? Start by Managing Your Personal Growth

Newport’s Point of View – An Ounce of Prevention

Capital Transactions as an Entrepreneur: What You Need to Know

Are You Ready For Capital Transactions? What CEOs And Investors Need To Remember

Building A Management Team: Advice for Growing Companies A Webinar: Part 2

Building The Right Team: Management Solutions for Growing Companies A Webinar: Part 1

Building a Management Team to Grow Your Business: Advice From CEO Experts

When Should Companies Bring On a Fractional Executive

Human Capital Principles For Entrepreneurs

Staying Profitable As Your Business Grows

How to Build A Smarter Sales Force to Drive Business Growth

Retaining Your Best People and Aligning Your Team

Time to Take a Look at Diversity in Your Enterprise

Branding to Drive Customer Communication

You Must Reduce Your Customer Concentration—But How?

Improve Team Alignment With The Right People in the Right Seats

Paint the Vision First Then Change the Culture to Achieve Business Growth

How to Find the Right Investors for Your Company

Do You Have the Right Channel Strategy?

Business Growth Challenges Defined: To Grow or Not to Grow Part 2

Business Growth Challenges: To Grow or Not to Grow Part 1

The Pros and Cons of Bootstrapping an Early Stage Company

Newport Partner Michael Evans Co-leads Webinar On Succession Planning

Professional Services: The Next Generation

Evaluating Employee Performance: Advice for Emerging Growth Companies

Newport Releases White Paper About Responsibility For Cyber Security

Is There a Startup Bubble?

Profitability vs. Growth—Where Is the Balance?

Franchising: A New Career for “Topped Out” Executives — Part 2

Where Business and Social Activism Meet

How CEOs Get Their Companies Through Tough Times

Assigning Responsibility for Content Is a Corporate Imperative!

Digital Services: The Next Wave of Franchises

Channels and Alliances: Better Marketing/Less Cost

Practical Strategies to Keep Entrepreneurs Winning in the Market

Private Equity: What Do Entrepreneurs Think?

How Should Middle Market Companies Do Market Research?

IP Strategy for Creating, Defending Patents

Risk Management Techniques for Middle Market Companies

How to Build Employee Motivation

Technology as a Competitive Advantage

Value Propositions: What Works For Successful Companies

Google Case Study Highlights Newport Client Mogo Interactive As Digital Advertising Leader

How to Navigate Difficult Times

Newport Partner, Julie Rasmussen, Writes Article on Prestigious Web Site About Outlook for Investment in Russia

Newport Partner, Richard Munro, Explains Distressed Company Board Role on Expert Webinar

3 Blogs by Newport Partner, Rick Williams, Published Recently

Employee Diversity — What Newport Partners Are Seeing

Newport Partner, Rick Williams, to Moderate at Upcoming Business Event

Private Equity “Bolt On” Strategies: A View from the Front Lines

The Myths and Realities of Hiring Older Employees

Helen Bulwik, Newport Expert on Retail Consumer Goods, Comments on Key Millennial Buying Trends

How to Think About Expanding Globally

How A CEO Can Help Their Team Think About The Future

Exploit and Explore: A CEO Must Do Both

CEO-Recommended Business Books To Read in 2016

4 Ways To Prepare For a Possible Downturn in 2016

100 Day Plans: An Overview

10 Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurial Companies

Mistakes CEOs Make

Middle Market Companies Must Change Their Talent Strategies: Suggestions from CEOs Part 2

Middle Market Companies Must Change Their Talent Strategies: Suggestions from CEOs

Firing Your Best Friend

Six Key Principles to Execute a Successful Spinoff

The Best Advice a CEO Can Give Their Sales Manager

25 Inspirational Quotes for CEOs and Founders to Live By

Advice from Experienced CEOs: Take Your Company from $5 to $25 mill

PE Investors Can Find Hidden Treasure in the Lower Middle Market - Part 2

The ACA is Here To Stay: What CEO’s Should Do Now, Part 2

PE Investors Can Find Hidden Treasure in the Lower Middle Market

Aftermarket Services: The Path to Rapid Scale and Customer Service Excellence

7 Good Reads for CEOs in 2015

For a CEO Execution is What Counts

How to Reduce Freight Costs

“Mobilizing” Your Web Site and Your Marketing Isn't Optional

Expert Webcasts Showcasing Newport Board Group Partners Expertise

Newport Board Group Helps Entrepreneur Grow "Paint and Sip" Franchise

Successfully Expand Your Business Over Seas in 10 Steps

Kinky Boots: a Parable of Middle Market Companies in No Man’s Land

15 Rules for the Perfect Venture Capital Pitch

Who’s Negotiating for Your Company?

Key Takeaways from Recent Webinar "The Art of Acquiring A Family Business" Featuring Newport Partner Michael Evans

10 Areas to Reduce Business Costs

Newport Board Group Presents the Growth Challenge Workshop Featuring Doug Tatum

Newport Board Group Partner Oscar Rospigliosi Takes Part In Discussion of Marketing of U.S. Brands in Latin America

Newport Partner Helen Bulwik Quoted on Grocery Delivery Start-up Instacart

A Strategic Approach To Reducing Legal Costs

The Challenge of Reducing What You Pay to Service Providers

Newport Partner Colleen B. Brown Is Named Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of American Apparel

Newport Partner Helen Bulwik Reflects on Being a Trailblazer as Woman on Corporate Boards

Four Leadership Traits to Win in Business Today

What a Republican Congress Will Mean to Small Business

The Power of Relationships

Doug Tatum to be Featured Speaker at Westfield Bank's Small Business Success Symposium

Newport Managing Director Richard Munro Shares Business Insights on Radio Show

Newport Partner Jennifer Knight Featured in Starbucks Mini Documentary

Three Lessons for Private Companies from the GM Ignition Switch Debacle

Management: The Key Ingredient for Getting Past No Man’s Land

Should You Franchise your Business?

Is Your Company’s Growth Stalled? Why You Need an Outside Board Member

Despite New Rules, Leasing Still A Good Strategy To Preserve Working Capital

Art Medici Discusses 10 Leadership Lessons for Entrepreneurial CEOs

How Your Company Can Benefit From Revenue Recognition Rules

4 Strategies for a Successful Business Sale

The Five Roles of a Company Board

Five Ways to Increase the Cash Flow of Middle Market Companies

Ramping Up Private Equity Portfolio Company Financial Management

Public Relations is for Entrepreneurs Too

A 7 Step Strategy to Drive Company Alignment

The Causes of Your Company’s Cash Problem

Management Advice for Later Stage VC-Owned Firms

The Critical Role Company Alignment Plays in Your Company's Success

Helen Bulwik Gave Expert Family Business Advice on Popular TV show

New Approach for VCs to Execute Strategy

Start Planning Now For A Financing Transaction

Two Key Risks Emerging Growth Companies Should Anticipate

Bob Hickey Quoted In MDDI Regarding Wearable Medical Devices

Must Have Components to Improve Consumer Products Profitability

3 Steps to Building a Successful Key Account Strategy

What is The Key To Profitable Revenue Growth For Your Company?

Emerging Growth Companies: Technology and Values Can Get You to Scale

3 Tools to Improve your Management and Board Productivity

What Early Stage Companies Need To Know About Growth and Money

An Intriguing Business Opportunity for Health Care

Healthcare: Less Politics, More Innovation

Technology: Key Ingredient for Scaling an Emerging Growth Company

Returning U.S. Jobs Could Soon Become a Torrent Over The Next Decade

Business Strategy: Plugging the Leaks in Your Revenue Stream – Part 2

Product Roadmaps: Why You Need Them

How Middle Market Companies Are Using Analytic Tools

How Portfolio Companies Can Build Financial Management Capabilities

Business Strategy: Plugging the Leaks in Your Revenue

4 Tips to Emerging Growth Companies on Outsourcing Manufacturing Operations to China

Financing Your Business: Better Ways Than Borrowing

5 Ways To Make Your Budgeting Process More Valuable

Bringing In Outsiders: Key Transition for a Family Business

To Avoid Conflict in a Family Business, Have a Succession Plan

How to Navigate Through No Man's Land and The 4 Ms: Misalignment, Part Three

Family Business Advice: The Start-up and Beyond

Customer Loyalty: How to Be "Sticky" to Attract the Right Customers

The True Cost of Customer Acquisition: Time and Money (Part 2)

The True Cost of Customer Acquisition: Time and Money

Challenges Facing Businesses in 2014: Navigating Through Hard Times

Strategic Planning: Tough Choices Require An Active Board

The Problem of Leadership in Family Business Operations

Family Business Operations: Built-in Strengths of a Family Business

How to Navigate Through No Man's Land and The 4 Ms: Model, Part Two

How to Navigate Through No Man's Land and The 4 Ms: Model, Part One

Expert Business Advice: "How Bad Does It Have To Get Before We Ask For Help?"

Follow Your Dream, Part 2: Advantages of the Franchising Model

Follow Your Dream: Micro-franchising Could Be Your Opportunity

Business Momentum: What's Yours?

Employee Engagement - Make It Happen or Else!

Get Ready to Raise Capital For Your Business - Now!

Middle Market Entrepreneurs Can Run Large Companies: An Interview with Doug Tatum

How Middle Market Businesses Can Avoid the Growing Pains of Growing Globally

Maximize Ecommerce for My Business: The New Rules of Competition

The Corporate Culture of Failing--Fast

How to Make Technology Innovation Successful

5 Technology-Based Strategies To Supercharge Your Business

“Failing Forward” Should Be Part of Your Corporate Culture

Channel Integration: Creating a Seamless Customer Experience

Your Business is Growing – Why is Exit Strategy Planning Critical?

Retail is Morphing: How Disruptive Models are Changing the Entire Supply Chain

4 Critical Tips For Cutting Through Business Networking Clutter

Customer Satisfaction: Only The Paranoid Survive

4 Pitfalls For Middle Market Businesses And 5 Ways To Avoid Them

Why It's Lonely at the Top for Emerging Middle Market CEOs

4 Steps to Help Middle Market CEOs Face Reality and Change Course

Change The Direction of Your Business to Turn Challenges into Opportunities

Advice For High Tech Product Companies: Q&A With Pete Savage [Part 4]

What High Tech Product Company Entrepreneurs Should Be Focusing On [Part 3]

Insights from Newport Partner Pete Savage for High Tech Product Companies [Part 2]

Growth-Oriented Mid-Market Companies Need Independent Directors

5 Steps to Create a Viable Succession Plan for Your Family Business

Advice For High Tech Product Companies: Q&A With Newport Board Group Partner Pete Savage [Part 1]

Advice For Middle Market Companies: Q&A With Newport Board Group Partner Michael Evans

Get Your Team in Sync on Your Value Proposition

It's A Seller's Market For Small Businesses - But Think Twice

The Importance of Aligning Technology with Marketplace Demands for E-Commerce Systems

See How Easily You Can Get and Keep Bank Credit

How One Company Turned Business Around Using Their Operating Leverage

The Ripple Effects of a Foggy Value Proposition

Are Manufacturing Jobs Really Returning to the U.S.?

Why You Should Have Started Focusing On Your Company's Ecommerce Performance Yesterday

3 Essential Steps to Help Your Company Get and Keep Bank Credit

The Value Proposition Malady

How to Get Bank Credit to Finance Your Middle Market Company

What Your Company's Operating Leverage Can Tell You

4 Frameworks You Should Be Using to Maximize Your E-Commerce Presence

Mindsets for Business Innovation: CEO’s Should Start With Themselves

Start Tracking Your Company’s Operating Leverage Today

E-commerce 2.0: Why You Should Care (No Matter What Business You’re In)

Why Bringing In Professional Managers Will Help Your Family Business

5 Key Considerations For Family Business

5 Ways Businesses Should Be (At Least A Little) More Like Franchises

Franchises vs. Traditional Companies: Similarities and Differences

The Franchising Model: What Traditional Companies Can Learn From It

How Joint Ventures Can Work For Your Emerging Growth Company

Joint Ventures: A Strategy For Emerging Growth Companies

The Secrets of a Successful Leadership Culture

Why Create a Culture of Leadership

Avoiding a Middle Market M&A Train Wreck: A Real World Example

5 Questions To Ask Before Acquiring A Technology-Based Middle Market Company

Middle Market M&A: Financing To Get The Deal Done

Middle Market M&A: Now Is The Time!

Top 10 Rules of Networking

What You Should Know About Networking in 2013

Don't Under Invest in The Finance Function

How To Generate Capital You Need To Grow

5 Key Action Steps to Generate Cash for Growth

Making Strategic Decisions Shouldn't Be Like Dragging an Anchor

3 Reasons Economy Heroes Will Continue to Succeed

Lessons For a CEO: Never Underestimate The Competition

Lessons For a CEO: Learning From A Turnaround Failure

Stagnation is a Higher Risk than Failure for Entrepreneurs

One Entrepreneur's Success Story: Charlie Pilkington

The 5 Secret Sauce Ingredients of an Economy Hero

Logic, Alignment, Control: The “Power Tools” To Help You Execute

Business in China: Be An All-In Trusted Partner

How to Be Successful When Manufacturing in China

Is Your Problem How You Executed Your Business Strategy - Or Did You Choose The Wrong One?

How the No Man's Land Framework Can Help Your Company

The 5 Execution Habits of Great Companies Going Through No Man's Land

Does the No Man's Land Framework Apply to Your Business?

How to Survive No Man's Land With a Great P.A.C.E.R.

Board Governance: Keep Board Members Focused

Board Governance: Directors’ Hands On or Off?

3 Step Strategy To Improve Consumer Products Profitability: Part 3

The Orchid Boutique's Awesome Value Proposition

What is an Entrepreneur's Greatest Fear?

3 Step Strategy To Improve Consumer Products Profitability: Part 2

Managing Risk To Your Company With A Good Contingency Plan: Part 2

3 Step Strategy To Improve Consumer Products Profitability: Part 1

Managing Risk To Your Company With A Good Contingency Plan: Part 1

Why Private Companies Need an Exit Strategy

What Is Your Growth Strategy?

How Risk Management is a Competitive Advantage

Death is Not an Exit Strategy

How to Approach Credit Transactions Part 2

2013: Time to Think About Finance to Grow Your Business

Best Practice for Distributors part 2

How Middle Market Lenders and Borrowers Should Approach Credit Transactions

Best Practice for Distributors

5 Predictions for Private Companies in 2013

How a Mid Market Company Creates Profitable International Operations

How to Navigate Your Way Through No Man's Land

The Cassandra Conundrum: The Danger of Corporate Wishful Thinking

How a Mid-Market Company Creates Profitable International Operations Part 2

How a Mid Market Company Creates Profitable International Operations

Successful Companies are Led - Not Managed

Turn Vision into Action (part 3)

Decide - Communicate - Execute!

Turn Vision Into Action

The Best Questions if You're Moving Ops Offshore

Brilliance is Not Mandatory

Lessons Learned on Venture Capital

Going from Domestic to Global Through Acquisition

The Importance of Strategic Firing

Business Built for Better Execution on the Battlefield

Put Your Best Foot Forward if You Need Corporate Financing

On Any Given Sunday

How Good is Your Business Development?

Smaller Business CEO’s Must Overcome Fear of Neccessary Risks

How Many Twinkies Does it Take to Build and Inspire an Executive Team?

FOCUS for Results in 2013 Part 2

The 4 Steps to a Successful Merger

FOCUS for Results in 2013 Part 1

The Right Way to Release a Key Employee Part 2

Seeking a CEO for America Chapter 4

The Right Way to Release a Key Employee Part 1

Who Really Creates the Jobs?

The Corporate Totem - An Elegant Benchmark for Strategic Reality

Valuation is a Marketing Problem

Seeking a CEO for America Chapter 3

What is the Value of Your Life's Work?

When CEOs Become Blind and Bored

How to Drive Alignment on Critical Priorities

The Importance of a Well Planned Exit

Seeking a CEO for America Chapter 2

The Ninjas of Innovation

Take Time to Think Strategically

The Most Important Number for Your Business

Emerging Growth Companies Must Develop Talent

Seeking a CEO for America

Your Zip Code Matters

What Happened to Commercial Lending in the Middle Market?

Is Your Product Scarce Enough?

The Biggest Benefit of Global Sourcing

How Transparent Should a CEO Be?

Forget the Tax Hike - Take the Bridge

Is Your Bank in No Man's Land?

The Value Index

Value Proposition is (Almost) Everything Part 2

Value Proposition is (Almost) Everything

Quit Counting and Start Tracking Importance

How to Build an Advisory Board

Where are You on the Value Grid?

Choose Vendors as Carefully as Your Customers

How to Raise Capital to Grow Your Company

The Great Value Creation Heist

The Customer Service Fallacy

How a Family Business Survived No Man's Land

Talent Management to Get You Through No Man's Land

Market Alignment in the Medical Device Industry

Emerging Growth Companies Must "Drive the Multiple" Part 2

Emerging Growth Companies Must "Drive the Multiple" Part 1

Focus on Key Customers

Authenticity: The Smart Approach for a Growing Company

Healthcare Innovation to Survive No Man's Land