I am back with a book!

Front Cover Book

A year ago I wrote a blog on Transform, Transition and Change.

I  have missed engaging with you, and yes, it has been a busy year!  Looking back I accomplished some of the goals I set and others are still incomplete! Maybe as a reader you affiliate with this dilemma?

All three actions above have affected me in a very positive way.  I am very proud to announce my newly published book. It is available on Amazon if you would like to purchase it.

It would mean a lot to me if you would take the time and write a review.  See Sample Quotes for Rudi you may want to incorporate at the bottom. Either way, send me a line or two with your feedback and what you think.

The book is written for CEO’s as an instructive business guide that leads them through the myth of finance. Providing a fiscal navigator to embrace operational finance more positively, it’s a holistic perspective to overcome typical business challenges and to experience sustainable growth.

The book now has a dedicated website Stop-Compromising where you can find more details about the book, speaking ideas and board role qualifications, all part of my transition to Business Advisor, Thought Leader and Board Member.

Let me know about your transformations, transitions and changes. Call for getting together over a cup of coffee or send me an email at                                                            stop-compromising@nextstagesolutions.com

Does the glass ceiling exist or do women create it?

A provocative topic written by my friend Karil Reibold, President and CEO  of  Whaleback Managed Systems. She was asked to write a blog on women in business  for CRN magazine, for which she was named one of the top 100 women of the channel. She chose to write about whether the glass ceiling exists or not and sent the question to a group of women CEOs. She asked us to share our opinions and used some of our quotes.

Enjoy the article in CRN magazine

Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz

CEO of NSS participates as Advisor in Larta NIH-CAP Life Sciences

Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz, CEO of Next Stage Solutions is participating in the life sciences Commercialization Assistance Program (NIH-CAP).  The program’s purpose is to support SBIR funded companies to commercialize.  The feedback sessions are by invitation-only and held in three cities nationwide and in Boston on Feb 3rd and 4th.  Boston will have 20 medical device, healthcare, biotech and pharmaceutical companies presenting.  This is Ms. Scheiber-Kurtz’s third year of mentoring early stage life sciences start-ups through this program.  For more information about the program go to www.larta.org

Press Release on the unCommon Contest

Next Stage Solutions, Inc (NSS) launched an unCommon Contest by offering $50,000 worth of NSS financial services in exchange of a $5,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBS).

Quote startWe are grateful to have been chosen by NSS to be the beneficiary of this unique and first-of-its-kind contest. This concept and model may be a new way to support not-for-profits in the futureQuote end


Lexington, MA (PRWEB) November 21, 2010

Next Stage Solutions, Inc (NSS) launched an unCommon Contest by offering $50,000 worth of NSS financial services in exchange of a $5,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBS).

Ms. Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz, CEO of Next Stage Solutions, Inc. says “The flat economy has not only hurt small and medium sized companies, but also many not-for-profits.” NSS wanted to help a charity that has a track record in supporting children and families in New England. NSS chose BBBS for their commitment to youth. It is one of the largest adult- child mentoring organizations in the US and the Massachusetts Bay chapter serves over 2,500 youth in one-to-one relationships in over 155 cities and towns.

Ms. Wendy Foster, President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay said “We are grateful to have been chosen by NSS to be the beneficiary of this unique and first-of-its-kind contest. This concept and model may be a new way to support not-for-profits in the future.”

NSS also wanted to provide the ‘green-light’ for a company that has been holding back due to the lasting recession and lack of resources. The bearish economy and the lack of confidence in general and a hesitation by CEOs and business owners to move forward inspired NSS to do something about it in a positive way and end up with multiple winners. They see themselves as a leader and positive force in change.

Rudi said “NSS wants to have fun doing something different and a bit out of the box and most importantly we want to showcase our innovative thinking in doing good.”

This is a contest that has a multiplier effect in its outcome. Every contender by default becomes a ‘winner’ because it encourages the company to focus clearly on business strategy, a task long put on hold. There is a win for the Winner, a win for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay and a win for NSS. All the applicant has to do is fill out a proposal form with a project description of no more than 600 words and why this project is important.

All proposals are due Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 6pm. Announcement and celebration of winner & charity will be Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010.

For more information and details about the contest and proposal visit the NSS contest webpage.

About Next Stage Solutions:
NSS was founded in 2002, offering financial consulting based in Lexington, MA. In 2009, NSS entered its own next stage going through a major business model change by broadening the financial expertise with a scalable model offering CFO/Controller-on-Demand services for private and public companies in all stages.

The NSS team has extensive experience in the full spectrum of finance, from the tactical side (ex. accounting, financial reporting, cost base accounting) to the more strategic side (ex. forecasting, risk management, cost benefit analysis) of finance. The team consists of A player financial advisors with experience stretching from start-ups to public companies. The team also brings operational, IT and management experience. Most have worked with international clients. To learn more about NSS, please visit nextstagesolutions.com/about/. You can also find NSS on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

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Win $50K of NSS services in exchange of $5K to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

win win win is our game…

Big Brothers Big Sisters | The Winner | Next Stage Solutions

Welcome to the NSS unCommon Contest, where all participants are winners!

We’re looking for one business with the drive to reach the next  stage – and the desire to do good.

What’s in it for you?

The opportunity to be selected to win financial consulting services from the NSS team valued at approximately $50,000 in exchange for a $5,000 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. Would your business benefit from a financial consultation, performed by an experienced team of CFOs and senior-level finance consultants who are well versed in best practices and competitive strategies?

Probably. But in these uncertain economic times, the challenge is finding the cash to pay for expert support.

What’s in it for us?

We believe in driving value for our clients and driving the economy upwards. We believe in doing good for those around us. The NSS unCommon Contest helps us do both. NSS prides itself on helping companies get to the next stage. Why not do it in a way that helps us raise money for the needs of New England’s children and families?

That’s where the NSS unCommon Contest comes in.

In the spirit of giving, NSS has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay to raise $5,000 for the needs of children and families across New England.

For contest details and proposal form, click here

No phone calls please.  Questions and answers will be addressed in our “Intent to Bid”  Pre-Proposal Conference Call.

US Market Access: A Talk on Regulations and live Case Study on Swiss Medical Device Company

A Talk on Regulations and Certifications of Medical Devices for the US Market

Harsha Jattani will give a talk on the need to adapt when marketing themselves in either country. Key aspects on existing laws and legislation will be explored. Following the talk, a panel including Harsha Jattani, Rudi Scheiber-Kurtz, CEO of Next Stage Solutions and Robert Cunningham will lead the case study discussion of  RehaxOne, a Swiss medtech start-up, with Co-Founder Frederic LaSala present.

SwissNex Consulate of Switzerland in Boston is sponsoring this event on Monday, Nov 15, 2010

Private Equity Transactions: From Raising Growth Capital to Making an Exit

NSS Workshop Series for CEOs and Business Owners

Private Equity Transactions: From Raising Growth Capital to Making an Exit | What you Need to Know.

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010   7:30am – 9:30am

Host: Wolf & Company | 99 High Street | Boston, MA 02110

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is exclusively for any President/CEO or Business Owner of a mature company with greater than $10MM in sales. If you are not a candidate of the above criteria, please forward this email to clients and colleagues who are.

Attention: This workshop will be strictly confidential. Names and contact information will not be released.  No solicitations.


Frank Leibly, Partner, Alcon Partners


John Fernsell, CEO, Ibex Outdoor Clothing

Ethan Flaherty, Partner, Pabian & Russell

Laura Kevghas, Partner, Mirus Capital

Discussion Topics:

  • What is Private Equity, and how is it relevant to my business?
  • What kinds of transaction structures are common?
  • What questions should I be prepared to answer?
  • What types of companies are good candidates to work with Private Equity firms?
  • Should I hire an investment banker or business broker?
  • What are the steps towards a capital raise and an eventual exit?
  • What does a due diligence process look like?
  • Why a private equity transaction instead of a strategic sale?
  • What to expect after a transaction is complete?
  • Is now a good time for a private equity transaction?
  • Horror stories and how to prevent them.

Sponsored by Next Stage Solutions, Inc

Attendance is complimentary, but registration is required

Call today 617-449-7728 or send an email info@nextstagesolutions.com to save a space

Looking for Outstanding Women Leaders in Technology

Help identify the outstanding women leaders in New England technology

Nominations are open for the 2011 Mass High Tech Women to Watch Awards. Now in its eighth year, the program recognizes accomplished women in the New England technology and innovation sector who are on the rise in their careers and their industries.

These women are the technology stars of tomorrow. They are bright, innovative, inspirational to others and highly motivated. They will shape the future of their industries, and they serve as role models for girls.

The honorees are leaders in developing and commercializing technology, or in leveraging technology to build successful businesses. They also are active as mentors within their organization and leaders in their community (an important factor in the selection process).

Honorees will be recognized at a special event in March.

Nominations close December 7.

MHT encourages you to nominate your peers, partners and co-workers. Complete the online nomination form at http://www.masshightech.com/nominations/womentowatch.html