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. 

You're in Trouble if You Ignore These 5 Applicant Red Flags
Hiring

You're in Trouble if You Ignore These 5 Applicant Red Flags

Bad hires can damage your reputation along with your bottom line.
The 5 People You Need in Your Startup
Starting a Business

The 5 People You Need in Your Startup

Your first five hires will hugely impact your business' future. It is critically important to get those first hires right.
6 Ways to Kill Your Startup
Ready To Launch

6 Ways to Kill Your Startup

Follow this advice, and you have a great shot at failing.
6 Attributes of Great Entrepreneurs
Make More Happen

6 Attributes of Great Entrepreneurs

It's impossible to nail down what makes most people successful, but they usually have a few common themes.
One Bad Apple Can Ruin the Barrel
Managing Employees

One Bad Apple Can Ruin the Barrel

A single bad employee with a poor attitude can infect a team, department and possibly an entire organization.
Work-Life Balance Is a Myth
Make More Happen

Work-Life Balance Is a Myth

To understand how work and life fit together for an entrepreneur, we have to stop treating the two issues separately
The 5 Best Pieces of Advice I've Ever Received
Make More Happen

The 5 Best Pieces of Advice I've Ever Received

I've learned much through personal experience, but some of the best business lessons have come from other people.
4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch
Make More Happen

4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Certain films have made a significant impression on me, directly impacting and shaping my business philosophy.
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
Business Optimization

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.
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
Make More Happen

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.