Author Archives for Michelle Bomberger

business transactions

Tips for Business Transactions During a Pandemic

by | September 29, 2020

Business leaders are asking if the business transaction landscape is changing, considering the pandemic. Do we see negative impacts on many businesses? To be honest, we don’t see much change – deals are moving forward with little change in the terms or contingencies. This may be due to the specific deals we’re seeing, or parties... View Article

Six Insights to Enhance Diversity in Your Business

by | August 28, 2020

“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” are words that have been floating around the business community for many years, but it’s been primarily an effort of big businesses. Small companies typically have infrequent hiring needs and, therefore, feel they can have a limited impact on diverse hiring. In recent months, however, more small businesses are asking how... View Article

disaster planning

Prioritize Disaster Planning Beyond Insurance

by | July 31, 2020

As the pandemic and related lockdown took hold in March, companies immediately began to look for ways to protect their businesses from the damage. Insurance coverage, of course, was a first thought – but in most cases, insurance didn’t deliver. Many companies were stuck with no revenue; other companies were stuck because their people couldn’t... View Article

Maintaining Company Culture in a Virtual World

by | May 28, 2020

Each business has a defined culture, and business leaders must identify it in order to start improving, building, or maintaining company culture in a virtual world. Your business’s culture influences everything you do, the decisions you make, the decisions your team makes, and the way you work with your customers. When you’re all together in... View Article

Focus on What’s Essential for Future Planning

by | May 2, 2020

Empathy is Essential I was traveling the first week of March as the situation in Seattle escalated. People at work were increasingly concerned about exposure, and I could understand why. I’m an optimist, and my instincts tend toward logic, possibly to a fault. I always need to balance that with the understanding that others’ experiences... View Article

Use Your Contracts to Improve Financial Flexibility

by | April 30, 2020

Cash Flow Risk Supply Chain Risk When considering how this relationship fits into your business’ broader supply chain, you’ll see areas of risk and can create the right terms in the contract to lessen the risk. The needs of your business (or your vendor’s or customer’s business) may change during the relationship, and you can... View Article