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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.

Value Advantage of Being Lean

Value Advantage of Being Lean

Colin Baird

Senior Management Consultant at Coaching Crossroads

Many business owners associate the subject of “lean” strictly with manufacturers. Today, however, businesses in all industries — including service businesses — can benefit from the implementation of lean principles to eliminate waste in all areas of their operations and increase the value of their companies in the process. On this edition of “Deal Talk,” Jeff Allen speaks with Colin Baird, vice president at Sullivan-Curtis-Monroe in Los Angeles, about what lean is and why business owners need to look seriously at process improvements that can help strengthen their balance sheets while adding value to their organizations.

Guest Profile

Colin is a management consultant for Lean Synergies International (LSI). LSI is an internationally recognized Lean-Sigma practitioner that assists in training activities that continuously improve corporate productivity and employment culture. LSI serves various industries, leaders, and employees throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. Colin is also a speaker, and contributing author on various leadership topics including Operational Excellence and Kaizen. His publications appear regularly in Chief Executive Magazine,, Leadership Excellence, and Public Sector Digest.

Regularly featured in magazines such as Chief Executive Magazine and, Colin brings with him, wit, wisdom, and twenty eight years of management consulting experience in improving the operations of America’s middle market manufacturers.


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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