Brian Hamilton is the chairman and co-founder of
Sageworks. He is the original architect of Sageworks’ artificial intelligence platform, FIND, which is the leading financial analysis technology for analyzing private companies and is used by thousands of accounting firms and financial institutions across North America. He has dedicated his life to bringing greater clarity to financial statements and to increasing financial literacy among businesses. Hamilton regularly leads discussions on private company performance, the financial strength of companies preparing for an IPO and entrepreneurship in major business and financial news outlets such as CNBC and The Wall Street Journal.
It's impossible to nail down what makes most people successful, but they usually have a few common themes.
A single bad employee with a poor attitude can infect a team, department and possibly an entire organization.
To understand how work and life fit together for an entrepreneur, we have to stop treating the two issues separately
I've learned much through personal experience, but some of the best business lessons have come from other people.
Certain films have made a significant impression on me, directly impacting and shaping my business philosophy.
A few danger signs to tell you financial trouble is nearby (or that's it has already started).
Most businesses are profitable, but they still get into trouble by not paying enough attention to cash flow.
Finance folks and CEOs almost always think differently. That's something to take advantage of.
One meeting was so bad, it built a quiet and powerful intensity that has helped me overcome many business obstacles.
The first hires for any startup are the most important. Here's what to look for.
Of the hundreds of books about success and entrepreneurship, there are three classics that hold up over time and continue to inform and amaze.
Starting a Business
There is a dark underside to owning a business that we don't like to talk about, but we need to understand.
Starting a Business
Entrepreneurs seek venture capital, even though it is financially unattractive. Think twice about jumping in. The water is deep.
They are young, eager and ready to pitch in. Used correctly, interns can be the key to building an efficient, effective and stable workforce.
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