This week, we did something unprecedented on In Process: we talked about law. “The whole point of a transaction is to sell a business, which means that it has to have some fundamental building blocks. A business has to have contracts that protect them from a legal liability standpoint, but also support recurring revenues,” says John Monahon. Stream the conversation for an in-depth discussion on diligence, transaction structures, and the legal documents your company needs to have in place before sale.
We are two episodes into our series of podcasts about what businesses and their chief executives should be thinking about in order to get themselves to a point where they're ready to be sold. This week on In Process, Donna Barwick of Wilmington Trust joins the show to discuss the importance of estate planning. Much like the sale of a business, many entrepreneurs and business leaders don’t make decisions about what will happen to their assets without them until it’s too late.
In Process is picking up with the second episode in a series of podcasts about what businesses and their chief executives should be thinking about in order to get themselves to a point where they're ready to be sold. This week we’re catching up with Peter Baron, founder and senior consultant at Carabiner Communications. When it comes to succession planning, Baron is uniquely qualified to advise his clients: earlier in his career, he founded a company with the express purpose of selling it. Stream the podcast here and subcribe on iTunes for regular updates from In Process.
This week on In Process, we're kicking off a series of podcasts about what businesses and their chief executives should be thinking about in order to get themselves to a point where they're ready to be sold. Joining us to discuss the financial and tax considerations were Raygan Evans, Zack Leder, and David Kloess of Atlanta-based Bennett Thrasher.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is all over the news, and when it comes to innovating and disrupting the workforce, robots have become an increasing part of the conversation. But it’s rare to hear experts sound off on AI moving into white-collar professions. Fortunately, our guest this week is Dan O’Hara, who has been in the software and technology industry for more than 25 years and serves as the Senior VP of Digital Workplace at Avanade. Dan is a thought leader on the use of AI in business—including the concept of a robo-boss—and has recently presented on the topic in various venues as well as experienced the phenomenon for himself during a stint with Uber.
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This week on In Process, we sit down with Cindy Cheatham, president of Good Advisors, LLC and former Vice President of Consulting Services for the Georgia Center for Non-Profits, to talk about the rise in social entrepreneurship and the way that affects non-profit and for-profit entities.
Self promotion isn’t an obnoxious habit or a personality flaw—it’s a vital part of building your business. So why is it a topic so many business people avoid? This week on In Process, our hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon catch up with Debby Stone, founder at Novateur Partners and author of The Art of Self Promotion, about the ways we can rewire ourselves to be better self promoters.
This week on In Process, we’re approaching something we all seem to try to tiptoe around: conflict in the workplace. Our hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel are joined by Anne McSorley and Kate Bothwell-Wendel of Workbest Consulting, an Atlanta-based firm that helps companies examine their cultural climate, management and communication style to identify, neutralize and prevent conflicts in the workplace.
This week on In Process, our hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon are joined by Angela and Dennis Buttimer, co-founders of the Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Wellbeing to discuss developing a mindfulness practice into your daily life to help you enhance you energy, focus and creativity. The couple works with companies, school programs and even hospitals and treatment centers to implement mindfulness and wellbeing practices through yoga and meditation. Everyone benefits from mindfulness practice – it’s not just for yogis anymore!
Hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel are joined by Tom Mall,a financial and operational executive with over two decades of experience, and Kenji Kuramoto, founder of Acuity and AcuityCFO.
“The CFO is acting as quarterback,” says Kuramoto, citing their work not only internally, but with attorneys, CPAs and investment bankers. “When you’re going out to meet [investors],” Mall adds, “you’ve got to make sure that everyone is playing a role and that you look cohesive as a team.”
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Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel with their guest expert, Master Certified business coach Nan O’Connor, as they discuss how to overcome the “born leader” myth and train newly promoted leaders using tools and processes.
In this episode of In Process, John Monahon and Evelyn Ashley are joined by Zunaira Munir, Senior Expert of the Global Blue Ocean Strategy Network, as Munir breaks down key objectives of Blue Ocean Strategy, explains whether small businesses can implement its principles, and how creativity can be learned.
What’s your company’s true value? Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel (Ashley), LLC with their guest expert, Michael Blake, President of Arpeggio Advisors as they discuss his approach to valuations, including which key questions he asks during an appraisal, how to approach a buy/sell agreement and how financially solvent companies can retain worth.
How to Harness Skills Service & Strategy Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel with their guest experts, R. Eric McCarthey, Chairman of the Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and Michael Parides, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer to technology based companies, as they discuss how directors can make a difference and Chief Executive Officers can manage the Board to a company’s highest and best use.
Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel with their guest expert, Doug Tatum, Newport Board Group Chairman of the Board as they discuss the challenges often faced by companies transitioning from small to big. Doug discusses the navigational rules these companies need in his book No Man’s Land: Where Growing Companies Fail. Purchase this book at Amazon.
Join us for a fast-paced conversation about the common issues faced by companies as they go through growth transitions!
Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel with their guest experts, Bernie Burgener, Executive Director of Greenhouse Accelerator, Green Chamber of the South and Eric Noziere, Chief Executive Officer of EnAdvance, LLC as they discuss how businesses can grow revenues, reduce expenses and increase profits while reducing its negative impacts on the environment.
Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel with their guest experts, Alex Bombeck, President of Sparks Grove, a Division of North Highland and Brent Chandler, Founder & CEO of FormFree Corporation for a chat about digital disruption.
Learn how everyone benefits from constant innovation and disruption and why you must learn to embrace and enculturate that which will otherwise destroy your business!
The markets are crazy with merger and acquisition transactions. Will your business be part of it?
Join us for a holiday reprise of our most popular broadcast this year and learn the preparations you need to be much more than just beautiful!
Everyone needs a map to reach their destination – your strategic plan can get you there if your team is part of its development and execution.
Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel with their guest, Rick Houcek, President of Soar With Eagles Enterprises and top expert in strategic planning and leadership, as they discuss why the success of your strategic plan relies on the engagement of your team.
The 2015 U.S. economic climate was good for most business; what about 2016? Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel with their guest experts, Dr. Bruce Seaman, Associate Professor of Economics and Research Associate, Georgia State University and Dr. Juan F. Rubio-Ramirez, Professor of Economics, Emory University as we discuss the year’s highs and lows and what we should be thinking about as we prepare for business next year.
Join guest expert, Jeff Weiss, Founding Partner of Vantage Partners and author of the Harvard Negotiation Project book Negotiating: Be Prepared, Take the Lead, Get to Yes for a conversation that will provide you with how to plan, control and get great results from your negotiations. InProcess hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel are excited to share a conversation on one of the most important topics to successful executives.
In this day of heads down focus on smart devices and pcs, the best way to develop business is still with a handshake and eye contact! Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel for a reprise of this popular podcast with their guests Ricky Steele, Chief Development Officer of Delta Global Staffing and Moira Vetter, CEO of Modo Modo Agency, for a conversation about business development and marketing trends.
Is The Art of Conversation Something of the Past?
How does Technology Harm Our Interpersonal Relationships? Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon with and our guest experts, Elaine Rosenblum, Founder of ProForm U and Jodi Fleisig, Senior Vice President of Media Strategy & Relations for Porter Novelli to discuss how our human skill of talking is being affected by reliance on technology.
The action-oriented conclusion to our show on a topic that should be critical to all businesses - Data Breach. Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel as they speak with guest experts Trey James, co-founder & CEO of Xcentric and Jeff Portis, assistant Vice President & CyberSecurity Specialist of Chubb Group of Insurance Companies and discuss the systems and protocols every company should implement to reduce their risk from data incidents.
Almost every contract has privacy data requirements. In a lot of cases, the company is trying to figure out what they are required to protect and how can they protect it. A lot of news these days about Anthem, Target and Home Depot data breaches. If the big corporations can’t protect information, how can mid-size businesses?
Join Evelyn Ashley, John Monahon and our guest experts, Trey James, co-founder and CEO of Xcentric and Jeff Portis, assistant Vice President of Chubb Corporation for Part 1 as we discuss breaches, cybersecurity insurance, and use of the cloud. Part 2 will dig deeper for how you can prepare your organization and common threats.