Dan Bowser

Position: Bottom Line

Email: bowser@businessvaluesinsights.com

With economy purring, time to look at profits

The economic recovery is underway. In fact, it’s been underway for some time now. Yet some business owners act as though things are still depressed. They are glad they are busy and think that is...

DATE: April 15, 2014 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Don’t wait until your retirement to improve firm

A recent Pepperdine University Private Capital Markets Project survey revealed that almost two-thirds of nearly 1,000 business owners surveyed expect to transfer ownership in the next 10 years....

DATE: March 18, 2014 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Success follows a thoughtful business plan

Have you prepared a business plan for 2014? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. I know of no research revealing the number of business owners who create business plans. Personal experience and...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2014 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Treat your business like an investment

Many readers of this column own investments. These investments run the gamut from stocks and bonds to real estate and precious metals. One thing these investments have in common is the desire of...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2014 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Valuing your ‘investment’ is always important

The year end is upon us. Business owners will soon be reviewing 2013 and laying plans for 2014. Most will be thinking in terms of sales, gross margins, profits, cash flow or growth and how to...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2013 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

To compete today, make shopping easy as possible

It’s no secret that today’s customer is much more demanding than those of just a few years ago. Perhaps it’s not accurate to say “more demanding.” Perhaps today’s consumer just has many more...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2013 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Brush up your skill sets for business success

Competition is a fact of business life today. Of course, there has always been competition, but it is much more intense today. Competitors are on every corner, literal or virtual. Customers,...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2013 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

For a new business, risk assessment is key

For a while now, I’ve had the opportunity to work with two entrepreneurs developing a startup business. Much about their experience may be of interest to you. Both are experienced and successful...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2013 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Numbers don’t lie, but they’re not the whole story

Lauren Fleshman is an elite-level American track and field athlete. She was the U.S. 5,000 meters champion in 2006 and 2010. In the 2011 IAAF World Championships, she equaled the highest-ever...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Do your part to reduce employee theft

Trudy is a certified public accountant and the chief financial officer of a privately owned real estate developer. She was relating her frustration with the company owners and their unwillingness...

DATE: July 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

Why do your bucks leave faster than they arrive?

A business owner recently asked for help in understanding where his money was going. He didn’t actually ask the question directly. He hinted at his frustration saying, “My tax return says I made a...

DATE: June 11, 2013 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

The best way to go forward often starts at the end

Have you ever worked to solve a puzzle in a book of mazes? Some can be pretty tough, seemingly impossible. Here is a hint that will make them easier to solve. Don’t start at the beginning. Go to...

DATE: May 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Bottom Line

click here to add your event
Area Events