Exit Stage Right

WITH MARTHA SULLIVAN

Harry and Meghan expose an ugly truth about family businesses

Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, described in heart-wrenching detail the feeling of being trapped as members of the royal family. What should have been a grand story of princes and princesses was breathtaking and sad, but it’s an all-too-familiar feeling for those involved in family businesses.

How financial blind spots are killing you

Accountants and CPAs are often ranked as a business owner’s most trusted advisor — over their attorney, banker, and yes, even spouse. Yet there is a common misconception among business owners about their accountant and what he or she “does” for them.

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 it when the owner decides to chase their next adventure.

Provenance Hill Consulting: Where Business Transformations Begin.

In Business magazine