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MLA In The News

MLA Companies is not a CPA firm that also does consulting. They are consultants whose customized, value-driven approach offers processes and services that align with their clients’ needs and future growth. This focus has allowed MLA to speak to current issues that are affecting small businesses and be visible in the news.

Founded in 2006 by CEO Seth Morgan, the MLA Team are financial experts positioned to understand our clients and their businesses—to protect, guide, and empower.

Clients who invest in building relationships with MLA Companies know that their purpose will not change, but their service offerings can grow as the business grows. At MLA Companies, the discussion with a client is centered around purpose and growth first—then finance and services second.

Because of this approach, MLA is seen as a thought leader in the fractional advisory industry and in financial services for small businesses.

MLA In the News:

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Below are some of the articles and interviews that feature our team.

April 2023 – How to Scale a Business Podcast.

Seth Morgan and Gary Wilkins discuss how MLA Companies is helping businesses make an impact by bringing them a clearer understanding of their finances.

How to scale a business

November 2022 – Universe News Network: An Impending Recession Is Tightening the M&A Market Creating New Challenges for SMBs

MLA contributed an article to UniverseNewsNetwork.com on how the threat of recession is affecting the M&A market for SMBs.  Read the article here.

October 2022 – HR.com: Recession Strategy: How Fractional Hiring Can Help SMBs

MLA contributed an article to HR.com about finding expertise outside your company.  Seth describes Fractional Hiring Best Practices and how fractional expertise can be an ongoing solution in a tight labor market.  Read the article here.

June 2022 – Modern Professionals: Restructuring The Business Strategy

MLA contributed an article to ModernProfessional.co about revisiting business strategy during the pandemic recovery.  Seth describes how a restructured strategy can overcome uncertainty caused by inflation, supply chain disruptions, and the effects of the great resignation.  Read the article here.

May 2022 – Young Upstarts: Retooling For Small Business Recovery

MLA was featured on YoungUpstarts.com in a Thinking Aloud piece.  Seth discussed the three main challenges that small and mid-size businesses must retool to overcome in this new world.  To read the article, click here.



April 2022 – Startup Nation Blog Post: The Importance of a Fractional CFO for Startups and SMBs

MLA contributed a blog post to Startup Nation on the value of a fractional, or outsourced CFO to the success of a startup.

Startup Nation

April, 2022 – Mentor’s Collective Article: Part-Time Expertise is a Goldmine for SMBs

Mentors CollectiveSeth and Mentor’s Collective discussed how business owners can overcome uncertainty by drawing on fractional, outsourced expertise.

“We see a lot of small business owners paralyzed by uncertainty and fear,” says Seth Morgan, Founder, and CEO of MLA Companies. MLA is a Fractional CFO and Business Financial Services provider in southwest Ohio.

“Most owners rely on a gut feel for the condition of their business,” Morgan continues. “That feeling gives them the confidence to make decisions. But when the circumstances change in unexpected ways, they lose that feeling, and anxiety sets in. Then they become paralyzed by uncertainty.”

To read the full article, click here.

January, 2022 – Authority Magazine Interview: How To Take Your Company From Good To Great.

Seth Morgan was interviewed by Authority Magazine on January 9, 2022.  This is part of an ongoing series Authority Magazine is doing with Entrepreneurs.  To read the full interview, click here.

Seth Morgan Authority Magazine

December, 2021 – HR.com: Top Trends in Employee Benefits 2021

MLA was asked to contribute an article to HR.com on Top Trends in Employee Benefits.  Our overall conclusion was that “Showing your employees that you value them is essential for a healthy and productive workforce.”  To download the full article, click here.


December, 2021 – Savvy Broadcasting Interview: Employee Retention Strategy in the Post Pandemic World

Seth Morgan was interviewed on Savvy Broadcasting about employee retention.  Founder and host, Christina Rivera talked with Seth about adjusting to employee’s needs for flexibility and to remain connected while working remotely.

November, 2021 – Business RadioX Interview: Workplace Wisdom

Seth Morgan was interviewed on BusinessRadioX in Atlanta GA for their program, Workplace Wisdom.  He discussed MLA’s purpose of Business Redeemed, and our mission on how we carry that out.

Business Radio X

October 2021 – Interview with Jon Delano, The Sunday Business Page, KDKA Pittsburg.

Seth Morgan appeared on The Sunday Business Page on October 10, 2021.  He was asked about strategies for employee retention, based on an article MLA had published that was featured on Yahoo Finance, among other places.  To read that article, click here.

Employee Retention

July 2021 – Article on StrategicCFO360.com:

Prepare for Post-Pandemic Inflation

June, 2021 – Interview on ThinkTech Hawaii:

Gary Wilkins was interviewed on ThinkTech Hawaii about an article on the likelihood of hyperinflation.  To read that article, click here.


July, 2021 – Interview on Jimmy Barrett Show:

Seth Morgan was interviewed on the Jimmy Barret Show about an article on the likelihood of hyperinflation.  Seth’s segment begins at minute 48:27.  For a playlist of Seth’s interview in segments, click here.

Jimmy Barrett Show