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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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Businesses Survive and Thrive With Our Help

Posted on: September 27th, 2022

Businesses can survive and thrive, even in an economic downturn.  The need to react by cutting expenses and improving sales, but there are other ways to improve the bottom line during lean times – no matter the size of an enterprise. Steve Lumley, Principal at MLA Companies is an expert on strategic financial management and…

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Pivot Your Business Model

Posted on: August 17th, 2022

The effects of the pandemic are still with us even as the additional government resources are drying up.  Just because your company has survived this far doesn’t mean it will into the future.  You must also know your business’s strengths and weaknesses, so you can pivot your business model to realign with those new opportunities.…

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Supply Chain Issues

Posted on: July 26th, 2022

During supply chain issues, an intimate knowledge of how money flows through your company becomes invaluable.  Knowing your choices and the impact of your decisions can mean the difference between survival and closing for good. MLA helps small to mid-sized businesses understand their cash flow.  We can help you evaluate the impact of your decisions. …

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Supply Chain Crisis

Posted on: July 20th, 2022

We are living in a perfect storm for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs).  While consumer behavior is returning to normal coming out of the global pandemic, the onset of inflation, challenges in hiring, and lingering supply chain issues are keeping many businesses off balance.  SMBs need a combination of financial resilience and strategic agility to…

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Outsourcing Strategic Expertise

Posted on: June 30th, 2022

As talk of recession intensifies, small businesses need to reevaluate their strategy for the path ahead.  A good strategic plan will help you know what to watch, both inside your business and the market around you.  Now is the time to consider outsourcing strategic expertise. MLA provides fractional, or outsourced expertise in finance, strategy, and…

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Business Strategy for Recession

Posted on: June 22nd, 2022

Just as we got past the pandemic, a recession is on the horizon.  Many businesses survived that disruption but now must face a slowing economy.  It’s time to revisit assumptions about the future and adapt your business strategy for recession. At MLA, we serve small and medium-sized businesses with finance, strategy, and solutions.  We help…

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Ownership and Prosperity

Posted on: May 24th, 2022

Owning a business can be a way to make more money than working for someone else.  But this also comes with additional stress and responsibility.  Making more money is not a good enough reason to own a business.  This means ownership and prosperity are not automatically linked. MLA understands ownership and abundance.  We can help…

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