Behind the Value Renaissance
Privately held businesses constitute 99.7 percent of American companies, generate more than half of GDP and create eight of every 10 new jobs. Yet, three-quarters of these businesses are not increasing in value.
MidasNation™ empowers owners of privately held businesses to build value into their organizations and achieve financial independence.
University business school programs have traditionally prepared students for middle-management jobs in Corporate America and Wall Street. They have rarely helped new managers to acquire the strategies and skills needed to succeed amid the nuances and challenges of the private business environment. MidasNation is changing that, arming veteran and emerging managers with fresh approaches to create value and secure financial independence.
Midas Founder Rob Slee has long recognized the distinct nature of the capital and operational needs of mid-sized private companies. Rob is a successful business owner and has owned equity stakes in more than a dozen mid-sized companies. He also has had a successful investment banking career that has spanned hundreds of transactions within the middle market. As such, he was one of the first to identify and document the vast structural differences between small and mid-market companies, and large corporate and public companies. His pioneering work, Private Capital Markets™, was developed to share the knowledge he acquired over many years as a successful private business owner. This pioneering book launched the new field of study called Private Finance. His latest release, Midas Marketing™, and book Midas Managers™ provide practical frameworks for making sound financial, operational and marketing decisions and developing innovative strategies for creating business value and wealth. With this multifaceted platform based on groundbreaking research and real-world applications, Rob has spearheaded relationships with universities to help enhance their business school course offerings to prepare students of all ages for success in private business.
Through MidasNation, Rob has launched a Renaissance of private business thought and creativity beyond academia. This marriage of university and industry-based communities of successful business owners provides a robust, multifaceted platform for private business success and value creations.
The VT Midas Institute™ at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, the first Midas Institute™, engages business owners, alumni, faculty and students through a comprehensive platform from corner office to operations to classroom. A powerful mentoring program engages successful alumni to share the secrets of their success directly with established businesses for the benefit of the company and the university.
With the commitment of Midas Mentors™, the education, community and mentoring programs are poised to change the paradigm of private business and contribute to an acceleration of success among small and mid-market businesses throughout America. Midas' online presence allows private business owners across the nation access to this community via articles, web conferences, webcasts, forums and other educational resources. Midas Institutes allow for in-person and online involvement in core learning that prepares individuals for private business success. It provides a platform for successful private business owners to mentor others to learn to create wealth by building value into their businesses. The MidasNation online community and Institutes together serve as the gathering place for the nation's best, most enterprising minds, working together to build wealth and rebuild American business.