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Progress of Corporate Governance in Dubai

Dr Nasser Saidi talks about corporate governance being critical because it brings a level of confidence to investors and improves company performance. There has been a push in the UAE to further advance and promote the adoption of best corporate governance practice. Regulators and government authorities have become more aware of governance. There are now … read more

How to Pick Your Valuation Advisor

As a business owner, you know your business and the value of expertise. As such, you should seek specialized advisors when executing strategic transactions around your company. Depending on what you want to do with your company, there are advisors appropriate for every circumstance. Business Valuation Only There are a wide range of advisors, from … read more

The Concept of Crowd Investing

Dr. Nasser Saidi talks about how SMEs can expand by crowd investing. It allows investors to invest directly into a company without going through financial intermediaries. Crowd Investing is a form of democratic capitalism with a community that can support young entrepreneurs and businesses rather than anonymous investors. The goal is to make it easier … read more

How to Improve Your IT Project Planning for Success

In reviewing my experience with numerous information technology projects, it is very clear that the key to success was the IT project planning process. With most failed IT projects, the failures were planned to happen from the start. The five “W”s you must cover prior to creating the IT Project Plan It’s easy, we learned … read more

Baby Boomer Housing Trends – What Do We Really Want?

Boomers are changing retirement lifestyles and creating new baby boomer housing trends!  We want our housing to reflect our new active adult retirement lifestyle. We are not interested in senior ghettos with one room bed-sits. We don’t see ourselves as growing old; we are just going through another lifestyle change.  And we fully intend to … read more

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock…Time is Counting Down

October 2013 leaves one year for corporations incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act (CCA) to transition to the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA). The CNCA provides federal not-for-profit corporations with a new set of rules that are modern, flexible, and better suited to the needs of today’s not-for-profit sector. This should come … read more

¿Porque es interesante ser miembro de un Consejo Consultivo?

Lo primero que se debe tener claro, es que un Consejero Consultivo espera una retribución económica a cambio de su participación en el Consejo Consultivo. Si se entiende que estructurar y operar con un Consejo Consultivo es una decisión del cuerpo directivo de la empresa o de los accionistas de la misma o de ambos, … read more

Email Etiquette, Is It Necessary?

Our propensity to use short forms is linked to our need to communicate faster. What we may neglect to consider is how our message is impacted. Communicate efficiently and effectively with these email etiquette tips.

¿Cuántos miembros debe tener un Consejo Consultivo?

No hay una regla que determine el número de integrantes que un Consejo Consultivo debe tener, no es una función del tamaño de la empresa o la industria de la que forma parte. Tampoco es factor el que sea un número de consejeros impar, pues un Consejo Consultivo no es un cuerpo colegiado para la … read more

Ziad Awad and Jim Crocker on Business Valuation

Successful On-boarding Experience

How to properly provide training and guidance for new directors What does it take to create a successful non-profit board training event? How can training, or “on-boarding events”, be beneficial to those who attend them? And, will board members remember and apply the key takeaways discussed? I love to hear about on-boarding experiences that are … read more

Inventory Shrinkage – Is It Eating Into Your Profits?

The definition of Inventory Shrinkage varies slightly from manufacturing, to distribution centres, to retail. Irrespective of the situation, Inventory Shrinkage is simply the difference between recorded inventory and actual inventory. In other words, shrinkage is the reduction in actual inventory caused by various factors including theft, process failures, and administrative errors. In manufacturing, industry shrinkage … read more