Archive for the ‘Small-Medium Businesses’ Category

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Lasting Business Plan

One of the biggest assets a small business has is its business plan, a 30-40 page blueprint for your company.

January 16th, 2017 - By


This Collection of Tools Will Improve Your Business Writing Skills

Writing for business is a specific skill that needs to be honed over the course of your career. Many people think they don’t need to develop their skills, as they already have enough skill to get by day to day, but developing those skills pays dividends. Here are the best online tools that you can […]

August 26th, 2016 - By


4 Key Ingredients To Family Business Success

The difficulty of trying to manage a dual relationship is something common with those who work in family businesses.

January 7th, 2016 - By


New Issue of the Graziadio Business Review Posted

Welcome to the new issue of the Graziadio Business Review. It contains several articles written by GSBM faculty that we hope you will enjoy reading.

November 2nd, 2015 - By


Caution for Small Business Owners Using a Home as Collateral

Recent data from the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project revealed that 88% of privately-held businesses with revenues less than $5 million want to execute growth strategies, but they typically have lower levels of necessary resources, such as the people or finances, to grow compared to privately-held businesses with higher revenues. Eager to grow, but lacking […]

February 15th, 2013 - By


PODCAST: Family Business Succession Planning with Otis W. Baskin, PhD

This podcast interview features Otis W. Baskin, PhD, professor of management, who discusses strategies for family business succession planning.

April 18th, 2011 - By


Top 10 Ways Business Owners Can Put Money in their Pockets

The Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management hosted financial experts Jonathan Stouffer and Paul Salerno of Orange County-based firm Tax & Financial Group in a seminar on ways that business owners can cut costs and add revenue during tough times. Below are their top 10 tips: 1. Max out Corporate Deductions Talk with […]

May 12th, 2010 - By


Know Your Consumers First

Podcast provided by the Oomph! company. In this interview, Dr. Andrea Scott, Professor of Marketing at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management, explains the importance of market research and understanding consumer behavior when conducting a branding campaign. Dr. Scott earned her PhD from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Emory University. […]

February 15th, 2010 - By


VC Firms Still Expecting High ROIs

Can’t see the above video? Click here to watch or read the transcript. In this video interview, John K. Paglia, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, which was released on July 27, 2009, in conjunction with a Los Angeles and California statewide economic forecast […]

August 24th, 2009 - By