Brian Hamilton

Brian Hamilton

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. 

The 9 Biggest Financial Warning Signs
Accounting

The 9 Biggest Financial Warning Signs

A few danger signs to tell you financial trouble is nearby (or that's it has already started).
Why Managing Accounts Receivable Could Save Your Business
Accounting

Why Managing Accounts Receivable Could Save Your Business

Most businesses are profitable, but they still get into trouble by not paying enough attention to cash flow.
Why You Should Be Using Your Accountant for More Than Taxes
Accountants

Why You Should Be Using Your Accountant for More Than Taxes

Finance folks and CEOs almost always think differently. That's something to take advantage of.
4 Lessons From the Worst Business Meeting Ever
Meetings

4 Lessons From the Worst Business Meeting Ever

One meeting was so bad, it built a quiet and powerful intensity that has helped me overcome many business obstacles.
The 3 Qualities of First-Wave Employees
Hiring

The 3 Qualities of First-Wave Employees

The first hires for any startup are the most important. Here's what to look for.
The 3 Best Books For Entrepreneurs to Return To, Again and Again
Business Books

The 3 Best Books For Entrepreneurs to Return To, Again and Again

Of the hundreds of books about success and entrepreneurship, there are three classics that hold up over time and continue to inform and amaze.
The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship
Starting a Business

The 4 Things No One Tells You About Entrepreneurship

There is a dark underside to owning a business that we don't like to talk about, but we need to understand.
Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital
Starting a Business

Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital

Entrepreneurs seek venture capital, even though it is financially unattractive. Think twice about jumping in. The water is deep.
5 Reasons You Need Interns to Build Your Business
Growth Strategies

5 Reasons You Need Interns to Build Your Business

They are young, eager and ready to pitch in. Used correctly, interns can be the key to building an efficient, effective and stable workforce.