What Does it Mean to Engage in “Strategic” Procurement?
February 2021 | Articles
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way companies are doing business in 2021. New procurement opportunities are available, and companies that leverage these opportunities can position themselves for success. Learn more in our latest Insight.
Does Your Company Need to Become More Agile?
January 2021 | Articles
What does it mean for a company to be “agile,” and does your company need to become more agile in 2021? Learn about some key considerations for both new and established companies in our latest Insight.
2021 Oil and Gas Outlook
December 2020 | Articles
The COVID-19 pandemic had unprecedented effects on the oil and gas industry in 2020. Industry analysts expect these effects to continue into 2021, though the COVID-19 vaccine’s rollout has caused forecasts to rise slightly. Learn more in our annual Oil and Gas Outlook.
2020 Year in Review: What Insights Can Businesses Carry Into 2021?
November 2020 | Articles
As the year comes to a close, it is time for companies to start planning for 2021. In this Insight, we take a look back at some of the lessons we learned – both related and unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic – throughout 2020.
Considerations for Managing Customer Demand for Atypical Services During and After the COVID-19 Crisis
October 2020 | Articles
While the end of the COVID-19 crisis cannot come soon enough, many people have grown accustomed to the temporary services that companies have been offering during the pandemic. What does this mean for your company’s future? We share some key considerations in our latest Insight.
5 Strategies for Retaining High-Performing Employees
September 2020 | Articles
Retaining high-performing employees saves costs in recruitment, and it helps to maintain business continuity. Learn about five strategies for keeping your company’s top employees in house in our latest Insight.
What are Your Company’s Customer Performance Indicators (CPI)?
August 2020 | Articles
Customer performance indicators (CPIs) are measurement tools that are designed to track customer satisfaction and facilitate customer-centric growth. Learn how your company can improve its operations through the use of CPIs in our latest Insight.
5 Considerations for Restoring Your Company’s Workforce During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
July 2020 | Articles
Prior to reopening during the COVID-19 crisis, there are several important issues that businesses need to address. Learn about five key employment-related considerations in our latest Insight.
5 Technology Considerations for Maintaining Business Continuity During the COVID-19 Crisis
June 2020 | Articles
The COVID-19 crisis is forcing many companies to make major changes to the way they operate. Learn how your company can leverage new and existing technologies during the pandemic in our latest Insight.
What are Some Key Considerations for Maintaining a Remote Workforce During (or After) the COVID-19 Crisis?
May 2020 | Articles
What factors does your company need to consider when it comes to establishing a remote workforce? Find out in this Insight from Mithras Investments.
Media Buys: When, Why and How to Make Them
April 2020 | Articles
When, why and how should your company use media buys to market its products or services? These questions are getting more and more difficult to answer, but a quantitative analysis can give you the insights you need.
5 Technology Trends Shaping 2020 in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic
March 2020 | Articles
The novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted companies worldwide in many different ways. In our latest Insight, we discuss five technology trends that have the potential to play a significant role in how companies respond and recover.
How Do You Establish Price Points in a Competitive Market?
February 2020 | Articles
Setting the right price for a new product or service is extremely important. It is also hugely complicated. In our latest insight, we discuss five key considerations for developing a pricing strategy in a competitive market.
Recruiting in 2020: What Do HR Managers and Executives Need to Know?
January 2020 | Articles
The job market is continuing to evolve, and companies that want to remain competitive will need to evolve as well. Learn about five key recruitment strategies for 2020 in our latest Insight.
2020 Oil and Gas Outlook
December 2019 | Articles
We saw lots of change in the oil and gas industry during 2019. Will this be the status quo in 2020? Find out in our latest Insight.
Is Your Business Keeping Pace with Its Customers?
November 2019 | Articles
Following market trends and tracking customer satisfaction are key business strategies. So, is your company using the right data, and is your company using those data effectively? Learn about some important considerations in our latest Insight.
Executive Recruitment: How Can Emerging Companies Attract Top Talent?
October 2019 | Articles
For emerging companies, hiring highly-experienced executives can be critical to achieving growth targets and attracting outside investment. Learn about five key considerations for executive recruitment in our latest Insight.
How are Businesses Using A.I. in 2019?
September 2019 | Articles
In today’s world, companies that aren’t making effective use of artificial intelligence (“A.I.”) are quickly falling behind the times. Learn how your company can effectively leverage the latest advancements in A.I. in our latest Insight.
Bringing Professional Services In-House: When is it Time and How Do You Do It?
August 2019 | Articles
When is the right time to bring professional services in-house? Learn about eight important considerations in our latest Insight.
Anticipating (and Preparing to Overcome) Hurdles During Business Negotiations
July 2019 | Articles
In business negotiations, thorough preparation is often the key to success. So, how should you prepare for your next transaction? Learn about five important considerations in our latest Insight.
Due Diligence and Risk Analysis in Alternative Energy M&A Transactions
June 2019 | Articles
Investing in alternative energy presents a variety of unique considerations, opportunities and risks. Learn about five factors that can impact the profitability of alternative energy investments in our latest Insight.
When is a Merger or Acquisition a “Success”?
May 2019 | Articles
Mergers and acquisitions are complex transactions with many moving parts, and buyers’ and sellers’ interests will often be diametrically opposed. So, how do you measure success? We discuss seven key factors for measuring success in global M&A transactions in our latest Insight.
How Can Your Company Benefit from Data-Driven Market Research?
April 2019 | Articles
Is your company using data strategically to make informed decisions about product development, marketing, sales and recruitment? Find out what you might be missing in this Insight from Mithras Investments.
Evaluating Overseas Investments in Manufacturing and Distribution
March 2019 | Articles
Learn about seven key considerations for investing in offshore manufacturing and distribution operations from the global consultants at Mithras Investments.
What’s New in CX for 2019?
February 2019 | Articles
What does your company need to do to keep customers engaged in 2019? Learn about five trends shaping the future of CX in our latest Insight.
Ethics in Business Negotiations
January 2019 | Articles
What role should ethics play in business negotiations? Assuming ethics are important, what specific ethical principles should parties apply during domestic and cross-border deal-making? Our latest Insight explores the answers to these questions.
7 Recruiting Predictions for 2019
December 2018 | Articles
In 2019, human resources (HR) departments and prospective employees will both find new ways to compete in the job marketplace. As new trends and technologies emerge, it will be anyone’s game.
4 Technology Trends Shaping 2018
October 2018 | Articles
When it comes to technology trends with staying power, 2018 might be a year for the record books. Learn more in this Insight from Mithras Investments.
Investing in Intelligent Technology: Is it Time?
September 2018 | Articles
After a long wait and much prognostication, it appears that intelligent technology is finally here to stay. Is it time for your company invest in artificial intelligence (AI)? Here are some thoughts to consider.
Curbing Employee Turnover in Today’s Job Market
August 2018 | Articles
Employee retention strategies are not what they used to be. In this Insight, we discuss five contemporary strategies for retaining top talent in today’s competitive job market.
Key Considerations in Media and Marketing M&A Transactions
July 2018 | Articles
Mergers and acquisitions involving media and marketing companies present some unique challenges. In this Insight, we examine five key considerations for companies seeking to expand through acquisition in these industries.
Countering Bias in Global M&A Transactions
June 2018 | Articles
In global mergers and acquisitions, bias can have a negative influence on parties on both sides of high-stakes transactions. Learn about sources of bias and ways to counter bias in this Insight from Mithras Investments.
Cross-Cultural Communication Skills for International Negotiations
May 2018 | Articles
Effective communication skills are critical to any successful negotiation, but they can take on heightened importance in international transactions. In this Insight, we discuss the importance (and limitations) of focusing on cultural sensitivity and provide five tips for effective cross-border negotiations.
External Factors in Financial Industry Mergers and Acquisitions
April 2018 | Articles
For entities in the financial industry, mergers and acquisitions can raise a variety of complicated issues. Learn about three critical external factors for assessing the viability of M&A transactions in this Insight from Mithras Investments.
Using Data to Improve Your Marketing ROI
March 2018 | Articles
What do you need to know in order to effectively assess marketing return on investment (ROI)? Learn some fundamental strategies for gathering relevant data about your company’s marketing ROI in this Insight from Mithras Investments.
Due Diligence in Global Mergers and Acquisitions
February 2018 | Articles
In the global setting, M&A due diligence requires a unique perspective. Learn about some of the added dimensions of due diligence in cross-border transactions in this Insight from Mithras Investments.
“Rules of Three” in Cross-Border Business Negotiations
November 2017 | Articles
A recent article from the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation blog highlights the “rules of three” for finding success in complex negotiations. In our latest Insight, we apply these rules within the unique setting of cross-border transactions.
Contingencies and Conditions: Maintaining Control in Complex Negotiations
October 2017 | Articles
In complex M&A transactions, contingencies and conditions can spur negotiations, or they can create an uncomfortable level of uncertainty. In this article, we discuss some considerations for avoiding risky contingencies and using strategic conditions to your advantage.
Are Managed Services Right for Your Company?
September 2017 | Articles
Managed services can provide substantial cost savings under the right circumstances. Are managed services right for your company? In this article, we discuss four key considerations that can help you decide.
Organic Growth or Growth by Acquisition? Key Considerations for Global Expansion
August 2017 | Articles
When entering a foreign market, expanding your existing business and acquiring a local company both involve unique costs and benefits. In this article, we discuss several factors that require strategic consideration.
Recruiting or Retention: What is the Best Strategy for Your Company?
July 2017 | Articles
When it comes to finding the best job candidates, there are benefits to both recruitment and retention. In this article, we discuss four key considerations for deciding where to look for potential hires.
5 Recruiting Trends Shaping HR in 2017
June 2017 | Articles
The recruiting landscape is changing, and HR departments need to stay ahead in order to attract (and retain) top talent. In this article, Mithras Investments discusses five of the trends that have had the most-significant impact so far in 2017.
Considering MIT’s List of 10 Breakthrough Technologies for 2017
May 2017 | Articles
MIT’s Technology Review recently published its list of 10 “breakthrough technologies” for 2017. In this article, Mithras Investments examines some of the technologies with the greatest potential impact for businesses and consumers worldwide.
Focusing on Customer Experience to Edge Your Competition
April 2017 | Articles
In today’s global marketplace, enhancing customer services needs to be a top priority. What can you do to build a competitive edge? We have the answers.
Improving Your Operations and Finding Your Competitive Edge
February 2017 | Articles
Is your company struggling to maintain (or find) its foothold in the marketplace? In this article, Mithras Investments highlights eight strategies for revamping operations and using strategic investments to build a competitive brand.
Oil and Gas Outlook: 2017
January 2017 | Articles
Sources indicate that it may finally be time for cautious optimism in the oil and gas industry. In this article, Mithras Investments examines the latest forecasts for oil and gas production in 2017.
Global Banking Outlook: Trends and Predictions
December 2016 | Articles
As 2016 comes to a close, what does the future hold for the banking industry? Mithras Investments considers five predictions for what the rest of the decade has in store.
With Technology, Is Timing Everything?
November 2016 | Articles
Why do some technological innovations come and go while others pass the test of time? Mithras Investments looks at some recent and not-so-recent examples that can help inform companies’ decisions about investing in new technologies.
Key Factors in Power and Utility Investments
October 2016 | Articles
Investing in the power and utility sector presents many unique considerations and challenges, both in the United States and abroad. In this article, Mithras Investments highlights 10 critical considerations for companies considering substantial energy investments.
Managing a Global Workforce: Legal Compliance
September 2016 | Articles
Building a global workforce presents many challenges that will be unfamiliar to managers, executives, and even attorneys used to doing business in the United States. In this article, Mithras Investments highlights some of the key legal compliance issues involved in establishing a business presence overseas.
Considerations for Hiring Overseas
August 2016 | Articles
When expanding your business internationally, hiring qualified and trustworthy employees needs to be a top priority. Our five key strategies for recruiting and retaining executives, board members, professionals and skilled employees overseas.
How to Avoid Becoming Overcommitted to a Deal (or at Least Letting It Show)
July 2016 | Articles
Whether due to financial or emotional investment, many negotiators will eventually find themselves in a position where they are overcommitted to a deal. In this article, Mithras Investments discusses four strategies for preventing over-commitment from impacting your negotiations.
Tips to Avoid (or Resolve) a Contentious Business Dispute
June 2016 | Articles
While disputes in complex business negotiations may seem inevitable, there are a number of strategies that parties can use to keep their negotiations amicable and focused on the end result. In this article, Mithras Investments discusses three tips for avoiding and resolving contentious business disputes.
Negotiation Techniques for Cross-Border Transactions
May 2016 | Articles
In international negotiations, closing the deal can mean much more than hammering out the terms and signing on the dotted line. Mithras Investments discusses six tips for more-successful negotiations in cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Diplomacy in Intercultural Business Negotiations
April 2016 | Articles
In intercultural business negotiations, a little bit of diplomacy can go a long way. Mithras Investments discusses four issues that can derail a cross-border transaction.
Governments Going Digital – E-Governance
March 2016 | Articles
E-Governance aims to make government services more efficient, transparent and accessible for businesses and citizens. Mithras Investments, LLC explains.
Diversifying Investments to Minimize Risks
February 2016 | Articles
While all investments are subject to risk, Mithras Investments, LLC explains how diversification strategies can work to minimize investment risks.
Designing an International Marketing Plan
January 2016 | Articles
Looking to expand into an international market? Mithras Investments explains how a solid marketing plan can position your company for success.
Land Disposal Unit Options for Hazardous Waste
December 2015 | Articles
Land Disposal Units (LDUs) are the most common disposal practice for hazardous waste. Mithras Investments, LLC explains LDUs.
Investing in Energy: The Benefits of Master Limited Partnerships
November 2015 | Articles
Master Limited Partnerships or MLPs are attractive investment vehicles that can provide several benefits to their investors.
Transitioning Executives: How to Ensure Success
October 2015 | Articles
While a change in leadership can be challenging, it can also provide tremendous opportunities for an organization to grow and advance.
How Mobile Banking Features Earn Customers
September 2015 | Articles
Banking customers demand convenience and the ability to bank on the go. Mithra Investments, LLC explores mobile banking trends and opportunities.
How to Determine Fair Prices During Acquisitions
August 2015 | Articles
When your company is preparing to acquire a target firm, the main challenges are clear.
On The Horizon: Energy Innovations in 2015
July 2015 | Articles
Renewable resources have been the subject of great leaps in innovation and offer investors exciting opportunities to change the planet.
Integrating IT after A Merger: Best Practices
June 2015 | Articles
Mithras Investments consults with Chief Information Officers and other executive and IT professionals to merge IT teams after an acquisition.
Banking Satisfaction: What to Make of J.D. Power’s New Survey
May 2015 | Articles
The professionals at Mithras Investments analyze the results of J.D. Powers’ acclaimed U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study to find growth opportunities for banks.
Identifying and Hiring Top Talents Across Borders
March 2015 | Articles
Recruiting for a multinational business is a global undertaking. Identifying, interviewing, recruiting and hiring top talent can lead to special challenges associated with language, experience and geography.
Overcoming Barriers In Cross-Cultural Negotiations
October 2014 | Articles
An effective negotiator understands the point of view of the other party. This is the single most critical component of a successful negotiation.
Learn More About Your Market And Competitors Through Targeted Research
October 2014 | Articles
Your company can benefit from conducting focused, well-designed research in order to learn more about your target demographics, market saturation point, competitors, reception of a particular product or the effectiveness of your business’s internal processes.