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December 19, 2012
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Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Industry Update 
 
  • Exchanges, SEC close to agreeing how to work "kill switch"
    U.S. exchanges, brokers and the Securities and Exchange Commission are closing in on a "kill switch," a mechanism by which software glitches can be neutralized by halting trading before chaos ensues. "I think we are hopeful to have something to report in the first quarter of next year," the New York Stock Exchange's Joe Mecane told the Senate banking committee Tuesday. Mecane also said retail investors were essentially being abused by more-skilled traders because of how the market infrastructure has evolved. Reuters (12/18), Securities Technology Monitor (12/18), Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Knight reportedly opts for Getco's bid
    Getco sweetened its offer for Knight Capital Group, prompting the Wall Street firm to opt for a takeover by the Chicago company, sources said. Knight opted for the Getco bid over an all-cash offer from Virtu Financial, the sources said. "This is definitely a coming-out moment for Getco," Michael Wong of Morningstar said. Knight CEO Thomas Joyce reportedly will become executive chairman of the combined company. Bloomberg (12/19), Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (12/19), The Wall Street Journal (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  New York Focus 
 
  • 1,550-foot-high apartment tower planned for New York
    Developer Gary Barnett has proposed to build a 1,550-foot-high apartment tower east of Broadway between 57th and 58th streets in New York. And he picked Adrian Smith of the Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture to design the building. The tower would be 300 feet higher than the Empire State Building. The Wall Street Journal (12/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

  On The Economy 
 
Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

  Financial Products 
  • AdvisorShares is set to launch ETF linked to business cycle
    AdvisorShares says it will list on NYSE Arca on Wednesday an exchange-traded fund designed to deliver positive yields at every stage of the business cycle. The Pring Turner Business Cycle ETF will shift investments between corporate debt rated BBB or higher, stocks, and ETFs and exchange-traded notes. IndexUniverse.com (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
--Bertrand Russell,
British philosopher, mathematician and historian


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