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4 Steps You Can Take Right Now for Your Family Business Succession Plan

What happens when you’re ready to leave your company and pass it on? Don’t wait for your lawyer or CPA to bring up succession planning. Even if you have no plans to step down, even if you’re a decade or more away from retirement, this is something you can start addressing right now with a few simple additions to your annual routine.

The One Thing You Need to Turn Your Employees into a Team

Picture the look on my face when, on my first day at Pinnacle, I was told that the CEO would personally lead a three-day orientation for me and my class of fellow new hires. Surely not, right? Terry Turner can’t block three days on his calendar to spend with new hires. Oh, but he did.

How to Keep a Small Business Feel as You Grow

Picture the look on my face when, on my first day at Pinnacle, I was told that the CEO would personally lead a three-day orientation for me and my class of fellow new hires. Surely not, right? Terry Turner can’t block three days on his calendar to spend with new hires. Oh, but he did.

4 Tips for Building a Smart Incentive Plan that Serves Your Clients

Incentive plans are a bedrock practice for many businesses, and there are ways to build them that serve your clients, shareholders and your business, not just individual employees. That’s what we have done at Pinnacle, and you can do it too.

Develop Your Team Like a Pro

Developing and investing in people is the most effective way for owners to grow their businesses. Here are five tips for building professional development into your company’s growth plans.

Think Like an Athlete to Sell Your Business

If you’ve reached the peak of your career and are considering selling your business, you can learn a lot from Olympic athletes. Here are six lessons you can take away from this summer’s games in Rio.

4 Questions for Family Businesses

Family owned businesses operate day to day like any other company, but they do have special considerations to keep in mind. Here are some factors to consider when planning for your family business’s future.

Building Trust: Beyond the Basics

Building trust matters in all aspects of leadership, whether at the office, with your family, at church or in the community. The “why” is obvious, but the “how” is a little more complex. Go beyond the basics to become not only trusted, but indispensable.

Navigating International Trade

About 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States. Making the transition from domestic to international trade can be challenging for U.S. companies, but the risks can be managed. Find out how.

Keep Your Business Going during a Disaster

You can’t foresee when fire, floods or storms may happen, but there’s always a chance that “acts of God” could affect your business operations. Here are some tips on how you can plan for the unexpected and keep your business going during a disaster.

Creating a Great Workplace

What makes a company a great place to work? Find out what Pinnacle did to become the No. 4 best medium-sized workplace in the country and how you can use those practices in your workplace.

Protecting Your Business from Employee Fraud

Implementing procedures to monitor and restrict activities can save significant time and money in the long run.

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