Mergers & Acquisitions

Resources: M&A Talk Podcast

At M&A Talk we bring you exclusive interviews with experts in business sales, valuations, mergers and acquisitions and more. We talk to the most experienced professionals in the industry to uncover their secrets.

Fix Your Cash Flow Now

Fix Your Cash Flow Now

Scott Shields

CPA , Founder of Shields Blice and Company

In an ongoing effort to help you and all business owners get your arms around a common problem — cash flow (or NO cash flow), Jeff Allen welcomes another expert who has worked with hundreds of business owners to get their money moving again. Scott Shields, CPA and founding partner of Shields, Blice & Company CPAs in Ohio returns for his second appearance on “Deal Talk.” In our discussion, Scott explains the impact cash flow can have on the very value of your business, as well as any attempt you make to sell your company. Then, in the second half of our program, he’ll talk about the steps you can take right now to quickly improve cash flow in your business.

Guest Profile

Scott is a 1981 graduate of the University of Akron with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting. Upon graduation, Scott went to work for Price Waterhouse in the Chicago, Illinois office. His list of clients included Oscar Meyer, US Steel, Marathon Oil, and Marsteller Advertising Agency. While working for Price Waterhouse he earned his CPA certificate in 1983 through the University of Illinois at Urbana.

While gaining excellent experience and knowledge in Chicago, Scott found a need in his hometown of Akron for an accounting firm that would tailor its services to small closely held organizations and family businesses. In September of 1990, Scott formed the accounting organization with little more than an idea, calculator and a pad of paper at his kitchen table. In a few short years the organization has grown to represent clients in 37 different states and 3 countries.


A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

You could spend a lifetime figuring out how to successfully sell your business and still end up confused or clueless. What if you can stop the guesswork and start taking action now?

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