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Effective Budgeting

Posted on: May 16th, 2023

Budgeting is most effective in achieving your organizational goals and objectives when specific criteria are met.  Therefore, understanding the various aspects of cash flow is vital to your future financial success. Benefits of Effective Budgeting MLA provides financial and strategic solutions to achieve your goals; budgeting is key to this process.  Our staff has extensive…

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Benefits of Budgeting

Posted on: April 19th, 2023

Riding interest rates are putting a squeeze on many businesses.  Watching your cash flow has never been more important.  The benefits of budgeting can pay big dividends. MLA provides finance, strategy, and solutions to small and mid-sized businesses.  We can help you create a budget that fits your needs and prepares you for leaner times…

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Better Strategy with AI

Posted on: March 29th, 2023

Technological innovation is meant to handle day-to-day, repetitive tasks like bookkeeping.  But AI was never intended to replace human creativity and strategic thinking.  So how do you get better strategy with AI? An overreliance on technology can cause business owners to ignore their gut intuition and judgment. AI has severe limitations. It lacks emotional intelligence,…

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The Risk of AI

Posted on: March 14th, 2023

AI (Artificial Intelligence) chat tools are grabbing headlines, but what difference will that make in how you run your business?  Many software tools targeted at SMBs offer these enhanced features, but what is the risk of AI? MLA Companies’ fractional CFO solutions encourage human strategic financial advice.  We help you define your objectives for your…

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Technology in the way of growth

Posted on: February 28th, 2023

As small- and medium-sized business (SMB) owners work diligently to scale their companies, they often turn to technology and embrace automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and software to save time, money, and resources. But over-dependence on technology can hamper your strategic vision, meaning technology can get in the way of growth. MLA Companies is a Business…

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Offset the High Cost of AI

Posted on: January 31st, 2023

The acquisition market remains hot for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).  Operations data can give you a clear advantage, and AI promises to give you an edge.  But how can SMBs offset the high cost of AI? Large software as a service (SaaS) providers will tout their ability to leverage AI and Machine Learning.  But…

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Big Data for Small Business

Posted on: January 17th, 2023

Almost all companies seeking to sell have financial data, but operations data is often harder to come by in a small or medium-sized business (SMB).  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning make big promises to collect and visualize data, but is big data for small business a dream or reality? MLA provides finance, strategy, and solutions…

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Wise Nonprofit Giving

Posted on: November 28th, 2022

This is the season of charitable giving.  As the holiday season approaches along with the end of the tax year, the number of donations to nonprofits will increase.  This raises some questions: what steps should you take in evaluating a nonprofit?  Will they use your gift effectively?  What precautions should you take when giving online?  How…

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M&A Opportunities Are Closing

Posted on: October 25th, 2022

The M&A market continues to be strong in 2022, but recession headwinds could slow its momentum. Companies must consider all available data to position themselves as attractive targets since M&A opportunities are closing.  “SMBs have an opportunity to take advantage of this record-setting M&A market,” says Seth Morgan, MLA Companies Founder and CEO.  “At MLA,…

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Market and Operations Data in M&A

Posted on: October 11th, 2022

M&A money invested in 2021 exceeded previous records by more than 25%. This was caused by stock market volatility and market changes which encouraged venture capital and other investment funds to look for other opportunities. As a result, M&A sales are strong but new market and operations data expectations in M&A are a challenge to…

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