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


So You Think You Know How to Budget

February 7, 2018 by & filed under Knowledge.

  I meet a lot of people who say they can budget. It’s funny, because their definition is one aspect of it— and it’s usually the top line. They’re the owners with a sales target in mind for the year, or maybe a dream number for the year. They’ve always wanted to be at $15M