The Value of Mid-Sized Companies

The private middle market drives economic growth and creates new jobs more than any other sector of the economy. However, it is a segment that is often overlooked in terms of their contributions and their needs. Thomas A. Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, talks about the importance of mid-…

Jun 05, 2018
Your US Senators urgently need to hear from YOU
HR. 477, The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales & Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017, recently passed the US House of Representatives UNANIMOUSLY (426-0). With all of the other issues confronting Congress, time is running out to get this bill passed by the US Senate before the end of this session.
Mar 12, 2018
HR 477, The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and…

The bill will now move to the US Senate, where it will be referred to the Senate Banking Committee, and where this strong, bi-partisan final vote by the House will go a long way to ensuring prompt consideration and passage.

Mike Ertel thanks to all of you who have been reaching out to your US Representatives and urging their co-sponsorship /support of HR 477. We will be asking you…

Dec 10, 2017
National Center for the Middle Market Presents New Research on M&A in Miami

Presentation of the findings and insights of data received from a recent new survey of 400 middle market owners and CEOs.  Highlights of what was learned about the role of inorganic growth in company strategy and the characteristics of companies for whom M&A is a strategic tool vs those companies that use it an occasional tactic.  Mr. Stewart will discuss their experiences with the various…

Nov 18, 2017
How to Build your Personal and Business Brand in 2018

Keynote - Michael Lasky | Michael is an internationally recognized brand strategy expert and an intellectual property lawyer. He is the author of THE GOOD BRAND - How Companies Create Valuable Brands. He is known for his edu-tainment speaking style which will keep you engaged without realizing that you are being educated with critical knowledge. Be sure to meet and…

Nov 15, 2017
2018 Training & Certification Dates for CM&AA Credentialing Program
February 26 - March 2, 2018: Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ
April 23 - 27, 2018: University of Maryland, Washington, DC

May 21 - 25, 2018: DePaul University, Chicago, IL
September 24 - 28, 2018: DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Oct 23, 2017
Good News From the Middle Market
Middle-market companies are getting healthier—but still face a lot of uncertainty.

That’s the assessment from Tom Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market. In a discussion with The Wall Street Journal’s John Bussey, he talks about where the middle market stands today and its prospects for the future. Here are edited excerpts of their conversation.
May 09, 2017