How Can Well-Informed Market Intelligence Benefit Your Business?

Companies often conduct customer surveys and gather data about competitors to better understand how they are performing and how they can improve. This market research data is useful for evaluating performance and making adjustments aimed at improvement. Market research alone is a contemporaneous snapshot of performance that informs a reactive response to current conditions. Utilizing… Read more »

An Introduction to the Different Types of Due Diligence

The term due diligence broadly refers to all the research done to ensure a deal is legitimate, but there can be many different types of due diligence for different kinds of businesses. Types of Due Diligence Legal Financial Merger and Acquisition Customer Human Resources Environmental Taxes Commercial Legal One of the most important and most… Read more »

5 Types of Employee Misconduct

Employee misconduct should never be treated lightly. Yet, many companies do a poor job of both handling employee misconduct and preventing it. This is largely because both employers and employees do not understand or are unaware of the different types of employee misconduct. Theft and fraud Theft and fraud are some of the most severe… Read more »

How to Successfully Integrate Company Cultures During a Merger

Completing a successful merger is no easy feat, not least because of the challenge of integrating company cultures. No matter which side of the merger you’re on, you’ll probably be working with new people, in new departments with new leadership. You may also have to get used to new brand identities, disrupted workflows, new software… Read more »

These Resume Screening Tips Can Help You Find Great Job Candidates

Qualified job candidates can be hard to find, especially in fields with specialized educational or technical demands. When you’ve got a massive pile of resumes in front of you, it can be tough to sift through them to find the right people. That’s why we’ve put together a few actionable resume-screening tips to help you… Read more »

Evaluate Executives Based on the 4 C’s of Leadership

Investing in a company means much more than just investing in a business plan or a concept—it also means investing in a leadership team. A company’s leadership can make or break its bottom line and ultimate success, which is why it’s important to develop an effective way to evaluate executives. One good method, developed by… Read more »

An Explanation of 5 Business Intelligence Buzzwords

Identifying the best business intelligence solution can be hard enough without having to decipher unfamiliar jargon. To help you out, here’s an explanation of five common business intelligence buzzwords: Business Intelligence Let’s start with the basics. You can’t find the right business intelligence solution without fully understanding what the term means. Basically, business intelligence refers… Read more »

Study Finds Business Intelligence Can Boost Sales Revenue

Technology research firm IQBlade recently released their 2019 report that evaluates how UK companies utilize technology to maintain a competitive edge. The report titled Tech Impact ’19: How Technology is Used by the UK’s Fastest Growing Businesses, identified a correlation between companies that leverage business intelligence and those that report higher sales revenue. Companies that… Read more »

AT&T’s Time Warner Takeover is Back on Track

Almost exactly two years after shareholders approved the deal, AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner is finally complete. A three-judge panel from the federal appeals court in the District of Columbia upheld a lower court’s ruling that the deal did not violate any antitrust laws. The judgment allowed the acquisition to proceed with no additional conditions…. Read more »

Cybersecurity Issues Increase Due Diligence Complexity

In 2016, Yahoo! sold its core business to Verizon for $4.8 billion. This was a far cry from Yahoo!’s peak valuation of about $125 billion, but the final buyout value included a $350 million markdown due to the discovery of a Yahoo! data breach prior to the deal. This last-minute markdown was the final blow… Read more »