How to Avoid Bankruptcy, and if It’s Inevitable, How Best to Proceed

This November Zoom panel discussion provides perspectives and advice from three experts who collectively have been there/done this 100+times. A few of the many key takeaways include: Be transparent with creditors, vendors and employees in that order. Do a liquidation analysis to understand what you would walk away from, and with, should an orderly liquidation occur. Develop a new business plan that’s honest about what’s working […]

Father and Son Update Family Business Succession Success

A family business succession update by two generations of business owners — a father to son third-generation story — will be the topic for Platinum’s next Business Owner Transition Forum on Tuesday, July 14 via Zoom, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. In 2011, a family business was moving down a path of ownership change from the second to third generation, but there were significant […]

Platinum Owner Transition Forum: Business Transition Includes Aging Issues

Business owners have spent their lives chasing dreams, building companies, and taking care of employees and their families. But the reality is coming for everyone that aging is more complicated and expensive than ever imagined. The most recent Transition Breakfast addressed “The Challenges and Opportunities of Aging,” presented by Platinum Group’s Executive Consultant Laurie Knutson. In addition to consulting with business owners on leadership, marketing […]

Best Practices to Recession-Proof Your Business

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 (

Platinum Owner Transition Forum

Join our Owner Transition Forum to gain fresh perspectives from other family business owners’ experiences. These monthly breakfast roundtables offer insights and open dialog around real owner stories in a confidential setting. Contact Steve Coleman at 612-270-4327 or

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 […]