Exit Stage Right

WITH MARTHA SULLIVAN

Finding resolve in your resolutions

Every year about this time, scores of people sit down to write out their goals for the new year — for their family, for themselves, and for their business. It is an important exercise that clears the cobwebs out and has the potential to jump-start real progress.

Calling it out: Google gone wrong

On Aug. 10, news broke of Google’s new policy stating that workers that chose to remain in a work-from-home model could face substantial pay cuts depending on where they live relative to the office that they are based out of.

A one-time information systems consultant turned her most brilliant act of rebellion into a career as a CPA, CFO, COO, and profit and value growth strategist, consulting to hundreds of clients and colleagues over the past three decades.

Martha Sullivan, president of Provenance Hill Consulting LLC, founded her firm with one purpose: Help business owners build, buy, and sell strong, profitable companies that are attractive enough for someone to want to buy when the owner decides to chase their next adventure.

In addition to Provenance Hill, Martha is a consultant with The Family Business Consulting Group, a Chicago-based group of independent consultants working together to guide enterprising families and create the foundation for better business performance and stronger families.

Martha can be reached at msullivan@provenancehill.com or sullivan@thefbcg.com.

In Business magazine