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Brexit: What It Could Mean for High Growth Companies

On June 23, 2016, 52 percent of the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. This process will not happen immediately and could take at least two years to complete. So, what will this mean to U.S. companies and how will it impact high growth companies? In working with innovative, high growth companies in the technology, health and industrial industries, Cherry Bekaert found that most executives believe there will be some type of impact on their business, but that impact will be minimal. Currency risks seem to be the top concern as this decision could hurt the British pound. Read More.

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Taking Stock of Business Leaders’ Brexit Concerns — Your Input is Needed

As everyone grapples with what to make of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, we’re gathering the thoughts and insights of business leaders like you in an effort to make sense of it all. We’d like to know what you think the impact of Brexit will be on your business and your industry. In a tightly-knit global economy, fractures like this one are going to be felt more deeply – and by more people. So, what does this mean for your business? What will you need to know in the days ahead? Have a couple of minutes? Your specific vantage point could really provide some unique insights. The survey will close on. Read More.


Kelly Neumeier Offers Advice to B2B Marketers

In Arketi Group’s recent article, “B2B Marketing Predictions for 2016” , Cherry Bekaert’s Kelly Neumeier shares her thoughts on marketing strategies business-to-business (B2B) marketers should incorporate in their annual planning. As one of 18 B2B marketers quoted, the Firm’s Strategic Intelligence Director advises B2B marketers to develop a strategy for their content and align it with their buyer personas and pain points. To read the full article, visit the Arketi Group Web site.

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AICPA Establishes Cybersecurity Resource Center

To help Certified Public Accountants manage cybersecurity risks among their clients and organizations, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) has launched the Cybersecurity Resource Center. This new initiative aims to position CPAs as leaders that can share their expertise and provide advisory and assurance services focused on addressing risks linked to cybersecurity. More details on the Cybersecurity Resource Center can be found on the AICPA Web site.

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Washington State to Continue ctcLink Rollout

Despite a failed rollout last fall, Washington has not given up on plans to launch a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for community colleges. Known as ctcLink, the system encountered various bugs and data errors during software pilots in Spokane, Spokane Falls and Tacoma. One top-ranking state legislator is calling for more oversight on the $100 million project, but the deputy executive director of the community college system’s information technology division has assured that lessons learned from the initial pilots will help the next three rollouts be more successful. For more on Washington’s new ERP system , visit the Inside Higher Ed Web site.


CED Highlighted in Recent Publications

As the nation’s largest and longest-running network for entrepreneurs, Council for Entrepreneurial Development (“CED”) continues to experience success around the Research Triangle region and throughout North Carolina. The organization was recently featured in the following news articles: In her debut as a Forbes contributing writer, CED President Joan Siefert Rose published “What You Can Learn From Entrepreneurs” . The article discusses the successes and failures of entrepreneurs in Raleigh-Durham, as well as Joan’s experience since joining CED. In The News & Observer’s October 24th article, “Triangle Companies Increasingly Seek Out-of-State Investors” , writer David Ranii highlights CED’s attempts to help local companies find funding from investors. Rose is quoted as saying, “I think it really does speak. Read More.