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BRG Realty: Creating community with a foundation of caring

September 9, 2022

Not only is caring embodied in their mission statement, but BRG Realty team members exhibit it on a daily basis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, BRG helped ease some of their residents’ stress and uncertainty by waiving late and month-to-month fees, suspending rent increases, absorbing credit card transaction fees, and not processing evictions. Their ask was simple: communicate and demonstrate a hardship, and the team would offer flexibility.

Crescent: Putting people first pays off in promising future

September 9, 2022

Over the course of its 170-year history, premier contract packaging and parts fulfillment company Crescent has prioritized its people. That focus hasn’t wavered, and under the guidance and leadership of fifth generation owner and founder Chris Taylor, Crescent’s people have made an art form out of living its cultural values of “Do it Right, Do it Safe, and Do it Well,” propelling Crescent to new heights in the process.

Dr. Sidney Barton: John Goering Impact Award Recipient

September 9, 2022

When he worked as an engineering firm’s marketing VP, Dr. Sid Barton’s diverse team was extremely close and successful. His boss was known for hiring horses – people who take something and run with it – and he asked Barton his secret. “I said, ‘We have a lot of horses, but I am a jockey. I let these people run, but I’m here to help them.’” This perspective has helped drive Barton’s success over the years – both at the Goering Center and the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Barton’s been in a variety of roles at the Goering Center since its inception in 1989, and he is the deserved recipient of the Center’s first ever John Goering Impact Award.

In difficult times, Baxter Burial Vault embodies the Great...

September 9, 2022

Since 1924, Baxter Burial Vault Service provides an important piece of the final care for those who have lost loved ones, including during times of war, terrorism, natural disasters, and pandemics. The organization cares deeply for their customers and ultimately the families they serve. Positivity is essential – the leadership team brings humor and camaraderie into the workplace, encouraging employees to find light in the difficult times.

Reassessing your business' go-forward plan: Why? Who? How?

August 5, 2022

I last wrote an article for the Goering newsletter in February 2020, before the world came to a crashing halt. The article outlined potential New Year’s resolutions for all business owners and leaders as they led their respective organizations into a new year. After all, if these stewards of their businesses weren’t making time for introspection and “white space” to think strategically with the long view in mind, who was? I focused on the key issues of (1) reviewing and updating business succession/exit strategy planning; and (2) thoughtfully evaluating whether one’s current outside advisors could still advise and provide the necessary resources to take the business to the next level of sustainable growth.

Streamlined payment systems improve business inside and out

July 5, 2022

As both our personal and professional worlds become increasingly digitized, sticking to old cash-and-check payment systems means businesses are losing time and money. Even for companies that are already accepting card payments, investing in modernized and integrated processes improves efficiency; provides value through increased collections, lowered cash handling costs and incentives; and improves your business’s relationship with clients and customers, inspiring loyalty.

Five critical steps for business owners approaching a sale

July 5, 2022

Selling a closely held business is often one of the biggest events in a business owner’s life. The professional and personal impact is tremendous, and the process is complex, often involving careful coordination of wealth management, estate and charitable planning, tax, and business transition and investment banking experts to get the deal done. Despite the complexities, the sale can be successfully accomplished by dividing the process into five distinct steps, outlined below.

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