Your Future. Our Passion. Thriving Businesses... into the Next Generation!

Platinum Group offers a confidential place for small, mid-sized and family business owners to share their dreams, challenges and struggles. We understand the stress and uncertainty of many business owners, which make it difficult to move while hesitant.

First, we listen; then we thoughtfully and strategically respond. Together, we focus on the outcomes that will move your company forward – to thrive into the next generation – based on desired goals. In the process, our business owner clients see where they want to go more clearly, gain more confidence and get a better night’s sleep. Our Core Values and Mission (Meaningful Capitalism™) guide business owner relationships to ensure we do the right thing – always.

Top-line growth, improved cash flow and greater operating efficiencies are common objectives of business owners seeking to move forward. What’s your next growth milestone to enhance your business value?

Three questions often occur simultaneously or in rapid succession due to the unique nature and specific needs of every family owned business. Expectations, hopes and dreams can frequently clash among even the most loving family members, especially between the generations.

There's a common question asked at our monthly Owner Transition Forum since 2008. After all, the future of your company is at stake. What’s next for you is equally important. Without a vision, there is no satisfying future.

Even a well-established business with a history of profits can encounter bumps in the road or need to fight fires. Taking quick action when challenging indicators pop up can be a stimulus for healthy changes and improved performance for both short-term and long-term success.

Featured Case Study

Understanding the Difference Between Governance and Leadership

How Platinum Group helped a nonprofit develop a healthy board of directors

Situation: A dysfunctional board of directors was in crisis, plaguing the efforts of a substantial, well-run and financially stable nonprofit organization that serves challenged children and their families. Platinum Group was introduced to the organization’s board and hired to provide advisory services. The overall goal: Assess the governance, leadership and operations... MORE

Platinum in the News  

  • Platinum Group is pleased to announce that Amanda Lee has joined the firm as a consultant. Amanda has nearly 20 years of experience in helping organizations to run more smoothly and financially sound, as well as taking care of their employees. She has been responsible for HR, finance, accounting, data analysis and reporting, IT, and retail operations of the largest multi-site church in the five-state area. “Why do we do MORE

Platinum in the Community    

  • As a board member of Banyan Community, Platinum Group’s Tom Hubler is inviting friends, clients and trusted advisors to support the effort to transform lives in the Phillips Neighborhood by attending the Annual Banyan Banquet on October 27. The goal is close to Tom’s heart:  developing youth, strengthening families and creating community.

Published by Platinum  

  • Everyone talks about culture. Everyone believes that a good culture is necessary to success in business. Yet, our understanding of what it takes to build a great culture is amazingly immature because, in part, we don’t know how to define what culture is. Consider these definitions that a quick Google search will give you: “In other words culture can be defined as an evolving set of collective beliefs, values and attitudes. Culture is a key MORE

Platinum Event  

  • Join us on Wednesday, November 13th at Finnegan’s Brewery in Minneapolis, MN for the 2019 Best Practices Conference. Our topic is “Best Practices for Recession-Proofing Your Business”. If you’d like to attend as our guest, please contact Bill English (Bill.English@thePlatinumGrp.com).

Featured Case Study

Transition Case Study

Communication is the Foundation for Successful Transition

A family owned services business had grown from one site and local clients to more than a dozen locations and hundreds of employees. The founder’s vision had been strong and effective in drawing skilled managers and service professionals into the business. Over more than a quarter century, the business flourished. After the founder died, a son and niece became co-owners of the company. Their balanced partnership of outreach and sound management led to growth in size, reputation, number of employees, client acquisition, and revenues. The legacy of service and hard work produced significant value in the company. Yet, as outside interests began to take a larger share of energy for one of the co-owners, tensions grew. Concerned about the possibility of intra-family litigation, an advisor to the owners suggested that Platinum Group might be able to help find options to move ahead.

Read how Platinum guided a successful succession through family communications.

Business Advice

Top-line growth, improved cash flow and greater operating efficiencies are common objectives of business owners seeking to move forward. What’s your next growth milestone to enhance your business value?

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Family Business

Three questions often occur simultaneously or in rapid succession due to the unique nature and specific needs of every family owned business. Expectations, hopes and dreams can frequently clash among even the most loving family members, especially between the generations.

MORE

Business Transition

There's a common question asked at our monthly Owner Transition Forum since 2008. After all, the future of your company is at stake. What’s next for you is equally important. Without a vision, there is no satisfying future.

MORE

Business Turnaround

Even a well-established business with a history of profits can encounter bumps in the road or need to fight fires. Taking quick action when challenging indicators pop up can be a stimulus for healthy changes and improved performance for both short-term and long-term success.

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Explore Best Practices for Your Business at November 14 Event

Business leaders often talk about “best practices” — but it’s rare that they sit down and really explore how to make better business decisions that could propel their business forward. That’s why Platinum Group is offering a half-day Best Practices Conference, along with sponsor partners Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. and ACG Minnesota. The idea is to inform by example to deliver three outcomes: clarity where there is confusion, direction where there is indecision and confidence where there is doubt.

November 14, 2018
7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Fredrikson & Byron
200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN

Speakers include:

  • Deluxe Corp. CEO Lee Schram on how he transformed a hurting business into an industry leader;
  • Steinwall Inc. owner Maureen Steinwall on knowledge capture and sharing in a manufacturing environment;
  • Minneapolis Federal Reserve's RonWirtz on the state of our local economy;
  • Real Avid owners Howard and Julie Tripp on how they’ve successfully grown a business and remained happily married for the last 30 years;
  • Platinum Group’s Bill English on Platinum’s Top 10 best practices for business owners and leaders; and
  • Communications strategist DaleKurschner on gaining media coverage you want, and managing the type you don’t.

Tickets are going fast and you can register by clicking here.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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