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Run Towards The Fire: How To Make Bold Investment Moves During Stressful Times

March 4, 2021

In today’s tumultuous markets, there are a lot of questions around making the “right” investment. If you want to increase your risk tolerance—or make the most of the risk tolerance you have—those questions should be less about where, when and what. Strong, bold choices start with how. Set your criteria for screening opportunities. First, identify […]

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Beyond due diligence: How to spot (and capture) a great investment opportunity

February 4, 2021

Last June, as I sat alone in lockdown to write my quarterly newsletter, I referred to the pandemic as a Black Swan event. Technically, this is inaccurate—I, like many others, was confusing cause and effect. While the effect of shutdowns was dramatic, true Black Swans come out of nowhere and are obvious only in hindsight. […]

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5 Budget Questions Every Business Owner Should Know How to Answer

January 19, 2021

It’s January, and for many businesses, that means fresh goals, fresh budgets, and fresh eyes on the horizon. And, for many businesses, despite these best-laid plans and intentions, it’s the start of a long year of “winging it.” I’m writing this article today to help you avoid that particular disaster. I’ve supported, invested, and led […]

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Fed Cattle Exchange Acquired by Central Stockyards, LLC

July 28, 2020

Congratulations to Forrest Roberts, CEO of Central Stockyards, and to his team for the successful acquisition of the Fed Cattle Exchange. A lot of hard work went into this, and it is great to see one of Percipio’s portfolio companies start to gain momentum.

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Succession Planning For Business

Succession Planning for Business: Why You Need a Financial Consultant

March 19, 2020

Knowing what succession plans are and understanding the importance of succession planning for business continuity are two very different things. There are four essential considerations for an effective and reliable succession plan.

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Land as a Resource: Diversifying Your Portfolio With Farmland Investment

Land As a Resource: When To Consider Farmland Investment

February 27, 2020

Across the spectrum of real estate investments, agricultural land falls on the conservative side. The return expectations you can get with it are lower than in some other asset classes. But for the right amount of capital, or if you have significant cash holdings with a low rate of return, it can make a lot of sense.

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Scale A Company

After Building a Business Plan: Successfully Scale A Company Post-Startup

January 9, 2020

Just because your business has made it past the initial stage of survival doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods and can rest on your accomplishments. It’s time to do an honest assessment of your company, really probing into what has worked and what can be improved on.

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How To Do Due Diligence

Do Your Homework: Why Every CEO Needs To Know How To Do Due Diligence

December 19, 2019

Every responsible and effective CEO needs to have a process in place for the various decisions that come across his or her desk. An established and reliable due diligence process will guide your decision-making framework and ensure you reach the optimal conclusions to the best of your ability.

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Big Data In Engineering

The Power of Big Data in Industrial Automation Engineering

December 5, 2019

As much as you automate processes in a facility or implement monitoring systems, things don’t always go according to plan. Regardless of how much you apply big data analytics to your processes, equipment fails and provides you with upset. Automated process control drives efficiency, but you still need people to provide control and oversight over your data-driven industrial automation engineering processes.

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How to Choose an Investment Partner: 5 Essential Criteria

How to Choose an Investment Partner: 5 Essential Criteria

November 7, 2019

For a number of reasons, many of which may be completely unpredictable, even good partnerships can unravel. But by applying a disciplined due diligence process to your search for the right developer partner, you can improve the odds of your success.

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