The Financial Side of Your Succession Plan

June 12, 2018 by & filed under Knowledge.

Julie was hiring for a key position in her company, one that would allow her to pull back from the day to day operations so that she could focus on the strategy, and ultimately exit the company. With that piece of the succession plan in place, the next step is pretty straightforward (and you know


Succession Plans Aren’t Just For Retirement

May 29, 2018 by & filed under Knowledge.

Make sure your business has this in place before disaster strikes Do you remember our client, Julie? She’s a smart business owner that came to me for help creating her succession plan so that she could exit her business within the next 3-5 years. Smart because she came to me years, not months, before wanting


The 5 Top Reasons HR Strategic Plans Fail

April 11, 2018 by & filed under Knowledge.

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, then by now you know how to create a strategic plan (and if you don’t, read this). When you have your plan written, however, you’re still not done. You then need to look out for the 5 key reasons that cause HR strategic plans to fail.


Are you still using Band-Aids to cover up your messes?

April 4, 2018 by & filed under Knowledge.

  Band-Aids vs. Real Change Band-Aids vs. real change: I’m talking about this topic because it pisses me off. We’ve been working with Blue Manufacturing for over 3 years, and what they continue to call on us for is fix-its. They call us when something’s broken, like a plumber, asking us to come in and


Are Your Customers Using You as a Bank?

March 7, 2018 by & filed under Knowledge.

  Most customers do…with your permission! I’ll bet you are too and you don’t even realize it. More on that in a moment… Accounts Receivables: Is this maybe the most boring topic known to man (or woman)? I get it. But hear me out. I had a client send me this the other day: Patty,


One Big Mistake You’re Making with Your Business

February 21, 2018 by & filed under Knowledge.

I recently read an article in Inc, “Just Starting Out? Avoid These 5 Startup Mistakes. You’re Welcome,” that made me say “YES!” The author writes, “Whatever you do, do it with a professional” as his fourth piece of advice for small businesses and start-ups. His point? “A penny saved on professional advice today is $100,000