I hope your 2012 is off to a great start. I’ve had the privilege to start working with 3 new businesses in January and another client closed on the successful sale of their business on December 31st, so I’m looking forward to a great year.
I was a judge for the ACG Cup at UNO recently, which is a statewide business valuation case study competition for MBA students at UNL, UNO and Creighton. It was great to see the next generation of business students soon to enter corporate America or entrepreneurship, and all the judges were glad we weren’t competing against the current crop for jobs when we graduated years ago! The Association for Corporate Growth is a great organization to help businesses grow profitably, and I encourage everyone to consider joining.
B2B CFO® is celebrating our 25th anniversary this month by inaugurating The Smart 25 Awards (see article below), which recognizes the critical components of best business practices that create jobs. It is open to all growth-oriented privately held businesses in the US, and winners will be recognized at our National Partners Conference in Las Vegas in early May. If you would like to nominate your business, give me a call or see the link at the top of the article below.
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are being accepted through March 20, 2012
B2B CFO, the nation’s largest CFO services firm, is accepting nominations for the first annual “Smart 25 Awards” through March 20, 2012. The award program recognizes outstanding companies and individuals for driving smart business growth in one of the toughest economies.
Honorees and finalists will be celebrated during the awards ceremony on May 4th, 2012, at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, during B2B CFO’s annual National Partners Conference.
The Smart 25 Awards were launched to coincide with B2B CFO’s silver anniversary and recognize the critical components of best business practices that create jobs and improve the economy. Open to all growth-oriented privately-held businesses from around the United States, the awards honor companies and leaders for their significant accomplishments.
Award categories include:
- Fastest Growing in Sales– presented to companies that demonstrate strong sales growth over a period of three years 2009-2011.
- Top Job Creators– presented to companies that created most jobs over a period of three years 2009-2011.
- Largest Loan Secured– presented to companies that managed to secure the largest loan (single or cumulative) during a three-year period 2009-2011.
- Best Working Capital Increase – presented to companies that demonstrate the healthiest growth in their working capital.
Company nominations and self-nominations are accepted. Up to five finalists will be chosen for each category by a selection committee comprised of distinguished representatives from the media and financial community.
The inaugural Smart 25 Awards will be presented at the B2B CFO National Partners Conference which brings together Partners and Service Providers from around the country. More than 300 attendees are anticipated to participate.
“2012 marks a very big year for B2B CFO,” added Mills. “It’s our company’s 25th anniversary and we cannot think of a better way to celebrate than by launching an awards program that recognizes other successful businesses.”