Mike Ginsberg’s Posts

The Mortgage Market and the Importance of Existing Home Sales

October 20th, 2014
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We are now more than halfway through October and that means the home buying season has more or less come to an end. Over the next two weeks, data will be released on new residential construction and existing and new home sales for September (click here). When this happens, existing home sales usually gets the […]

Critical Mistakes to Avoid When It Comes Time to Sell a Business

October 14th, 2014
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By definition, business owners wear a lot of hats. Throughout their professional careers, owners are head cheerleaders, chief bottle-washers, disciplinarians, mentors, negotiators, even therapists. However, most business owners never sell a business until it comes time for them to sell their own, so very few can add the title of “business broker” to their collection […]

Important Factors for ARM Professionals Formulating 2015 Budgets and Strategic Plans

October 6th, 2014
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As we enter Q4, the home stretch for the year, some ARM professionals are wrapping up their strategic planning sessions and formulating their budgets for 2015. If you read the national headlines last week, you heard that September’s U.S. unemployment rate fell from 6.1% to 5.9%, slipping under 6% for the first time since 2008. […]

Farewell Derek Jeter

October 2nd, 2014
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You don’t have to be a New York Yankees enthusiast like me to know that Derek Jeter retired from the game of baseball last Sunday. It was publicized practically everywhere. At a time when the NFL is dealing with the horrific actions of some of its marque players, sports enthusiasts are craving a feel-good story. […]

The reason why buyers are looking beyond profits when establishing their pricing level

September 23rd, 2014
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Experienced business buyers fixate upon a selling company’s profitability when establishing purchase price. Throughout their diligence process, they would seek answers to critical questions about the seller’s profitability, including: Is the selling company’s current level of profitability sustainable? Are adjustments needed to determine the seller’s normalized EBITDA? Are profits derived from one client or from […]

DCS 2014 Presentation – Fast Tracks for ARM Executives

September 18th, 2014
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Last week at DCS 2014, I presented on the topic "Where is the ARM Industry Heading" during the Fast Tracks segment. Living up to its name, Fast Tracks is intended to provide the audience with quick bursts of information on specific topics. Here are a few of the pressing topics I covered: Market segments will […]

Mid-Year Predictions: What to Watch for in the ARM Industry

September 9th, 2014
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Nearly seven years after the onset of the Great Recession, we are only now beginning to reach pre-recession levels of economic activity. The U.S. ARM industry has been forever changed. As strategic planning is a big focus in the fall for most executives, here are some of our mid-year predictions for the ARM industry: Prediction […]

Healthcare and the Amazing Aging U.S. Population

September 2nd, 2014
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(This and other client markets of the U.S. ARM industry were evaluated in our 2014 Accounts Receivable Management Midyear Review. Click here to request your copy now). Between 2016 and 2034 the baby boomer generation – the largest population group in the United States – will begin retiring from the labor force. Baby boomers include […]

Segment in Focus: Debt Buyers – A Rapid Consolidation Anticipated

August 26th, 2014
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For many ARM professionals, adjusting to a world of intense government oversight, mounting client pressures, increased operating costs, and an economy slow to recover has been challenging to say the least. For US debt buyers in particular, functioning in today’s environment has been extremely difficult. Amidst momentous market changes, many debt buyers, sellers, investors and […]

Lou Gehrig and Peter Frates are Forever Linked by the Powerful Message They Conveyed

August 18th, 2014
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On July 4, 1939, in his famous farewell speech at Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig, terminally ill with ALS, declared himself the “luckiest man on the face of the Earth.” Seventy five years later, and through the power of social media, more than one million people have taken the “Ice Bucket Challenge”, spreading awareness and raising […]

LATEST BLOGS

The Mortgage Market and the Importance of Existing Home Sales

October 20, 2014

We are now more than halfway through October and that means the home buying season has more or less come to an end. Over the next two weeks, data will be released on new residential construction and existing and new home sales for September (click here). When this happens, existing home sales usually gets the short end of the stick. News outlets like to highlight new constructions and their sale pri ....
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Critical Mistakes to Avoid When It Comes Time to Sell a Business

October 14, 2014

By definition, business owners wear a lot of hats. Throughout their professional careers, owners are head cheerleaders, chief bottle-washers, disciplinarians, mentors, negotiators, even therapists. However, most business owners never sell a business until it comes time for them to sell th ....
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Important Factors for ARM Professionals Formulating 2015 Budgets and Strategic Plans

October 6, 2014

As we enter Q4, the home stretch for the year, some ARM professionals are wrapping up their strategic planning sessions and formulating their budgets for 2015. If you read the national headlines last week, you heard that September's U.S. unemployment rate fell from 6.1% to 5.9%, slipping under 6% for ....
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