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    EDGE: Why Southern Manners Still Matter in the Business World

    In the South, we’re taught to mind our manners early on, but etiquette plays a large part in a person’s professional success. In the business world, "Southern manners" translates to respect for others, a commitment to community and a work-life balance. Read my new column in the Chattanooga Times Free Press' EDGE magazine here.Why Southern Manners Still Matter in the Business WorldGrowing up in the South, we’re taught that manners matter.Maintaining proper eye cont...  Read More

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    CFO: How to Prepare for "Crossroads" Situations

    "Crossroads” situations occur when a company needs to make a decisive step forward — but a number of options look equally appealing. In my latest article for CFO magazine, I offer advice on how executives can prepare for "crossroads" situations before they arise. To read the original article, go here.Financial executives play a major role in influencing a company’s strategy.   Read More

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    2018 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Finalist

    It is an honor to be a finalist for the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors 2018 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year Award.I founded Oaklyn Consulting in 2016 to address a problem facing small and middle-market private companies and their professional advisors:Investment banking and corporate finance advice is available almost exclusively from service providers who work for success fees, and as a result they help most when a deal of a certain size is the best outcome. But deals ar...  Read More

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    Memphis Business Journal: Has Your Business Reached a Pivot Point?

    Has your business reached a pivot point? Choosing to pursue a different business model isn’t an easy decision for entrepreneurs. In my latest Memphis Business Journal column, examine the question of when it’s time to pivot your business — and the three paths for doing it successfully.   Read More

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    Client Case Study: SilverSage Physician Services fuels growth with bank financing

    One of the most valuable attributes of the Oaklyn Consulting model is our ability to align the efforts of a project with the unique needs of each client. Such was the case in a recently completed engagement with SilverSage Physician Services, a rapidly growing company providing outsourced physician services to post-acute and long-term care facilities across the country.Setting the Stage:Though this stand-alone company was only 18 months old when Oaklyn became involved, the founder had previously...  Read More

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