ERA - Expert Blogs


While our buying power is impressive, it is the extensive in-house knowledge and expertise at Expense Reduction Analysts that deliver truly significant cost reductions for our clients. Many of our cost analysis experts share their thoughts in this section.

Here you can read our experts' perspectives and insights on current and ongoing topics in expense management as well as get cost saving ideas and other advice on cost reduction and supplier management. Contact us directly for further information or to discuss any of the topics covered.

Friday, November 2, 2012 by Greg Brown
Regions: United States
By Greg Brown I want to add further suggestions to some excellent cost-cutting tips provided by Joe Worth, VP of Operations for B2B CFO, that appeared in a recent issue of Entrepreneur magazine under the title, “Trim the Fat.” Among Worth’s  recommendations:...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Marlys Schmitt
Regions: United States
Three reasons exist today that are causing General Liability, Property and Workers Compensation premiums to increase.  These reasons are why good corporate governance recommends an external review of insurance expenses by ERA. First, the economy is improving and gross domestic product (GDP) is...

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Scott Noar
Regions: United States
Before the full effects of the drought are understood, there are already reports of drought scare tactics used to raise prices.  How severe is the drought and how can a business insulate themselves from its full effects?   With 80 percent of farm land affected, 2012 has the most...

Monday, September 17, 2012 by Greg Brown
Regions: United States
Big Bang Theory – Part II By Greg Brown As the private equity ownership model grows, more firms are chasing fewer companies. To help generate returns to investors in this environment of increased competition, PE firms are becoming more involved in running their acquired businesses and...

Monday, September 10, 2012 by Mike LaLonde
Regions: United States
How will it impact your company? By Mike LaLonde   In spite of the disappointing jobs numbers lately, the number of temporary workers has risen dramatically in recent months. The hiring of temps traditionally foreshadows permanent hiring. As employers grow more confident about their own needs...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Greg Brown
Regions: United States
Big Bang Theory – Part I By Greg Brown   Even – or, more accurately, especially – private equity firms want to find ways to boost operational efficiencies. In their case, they are dealing with an entire portfolio of companies involved in a variety of industries. I think that...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by
Regions: United States
Why You Need a Risk Manager by Charles T Wilson   Many mid-size organizations depend on just an insurance broker for their entire Risk Protection Program.  Today’s world is marked by increasing business complexity and insurance coverage restrictions.  Should we be surprised...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by
Regions: United States
Advisors You Can Rely On by Charles T. Wilson                      Most small and mid-sized organizations are forced to outsource for certain areas of expertise.  What “experts” do...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Jim Agnew
Regions: United States
Fresh packaging can directly impact revenue and ROI By Jim Agnew   It is hard to find a marketing type who will disagree with the statement that packaging can often make the difference in a consumer choosing one product over another.  In fact, most brand experts admit freely that...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Joel Potter
Regions: United States
Most small and midsize companies don’t spend a lot of time and effort worrying about their Records Management policies, procedures and cost. Face it, it’s not a very sexy topic. Who wants to spend time thinking about how long to keep different types of records; whether good value is...

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