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How to create and sustain value: Strategies to help you outperform your competition

A Grant Thornton white paper for professional services firms that delves into the process of assessing the strength of your people, strategy and sales model—where a weakness of any of the three could signify that it’s time to rethink your long-term goals and strategic vision. [July 23, 2010] More...

Managing cultural change to drive productivity and profit

A Grant Thornton white paper for manufacturers and distributors that explains the culture change process—its advantages—and some of the key considerations you need to think about before embarking on the path of rebuilding a culture that’s more productive, profitable, sustainable, goal-oriented and data-driven. [May 28, 2010] More...

No free lunch—a report on employee expense fraud

A new white paper from Grant Thornton on employee expense fraud. Learn how to understand the signs of and avoid some of the adverse consequences of fraud in the workplace—along with some of the key steps your organization can take to help mitigate the risk in the first place. [October 20, 2009] More...

One solution doesn’t have to mean one strategy.

A Grant Thornton LLP white paper for manufacturing and distribution that discusses working both sides of the equation—financial and operational—for a more holistic approach to securing the health of your business. [August 11, 2010] More...

Profitability via Productivity

Canadian manufacturers can compete–even dominate-in the global market. But they will need new skills and a new concept of manufacturing. [February 13, 2008] More...

Social media and its associated risks

For many companies, social media is a double-edged sword—it offers both opportunity and risk. The Grant Thornton US sponsored research study, Social media and its associated risks, shows what senior financial executives think about social media at their organizations. [April 5, 2013] More...

Succeeding at succession: establishing the value of your company

A Grant Thornton International white paper advising that a well-framed succession plan should include laying the foundation for long-term growth by strengthening the value of your business. [November 9, 2011] More...

Succeeding at succession: establishing your goals and objectives

A Grant Thornton International white paper advising that a well-framed succession plan should include objectives that are aligned with your business strategies and goals—and then communicated to both your business and personal stakeholders. [October 17, 2011] More...

Succeeding at succession: identifying and engaging successors

Who to choose? That is the question facing an increasing number of individuals seeking to transfer ownership of a privately held business—and one of the many surrounding business succession addressed in this white paper from Grant Thornton International. [December 5, 2011] More...

Succeeding at succession: structuring your transition plan

Matching your objectives with your exit strategy. In the early years of a privately held business, it’s not uncommon for owners to follow Bob Dylan’s risk mitigation strategy: when you got nothing, you got nothing to lose. Over time, those who successfully employ that strategy, as well as more conventional ones, frequently find themselves with something—a profitable business, and much to lose—wealth, family harmony and more. [January 3, 2012] More...