Lessons from a Movie: With Me, Without Me

August 20, 2019 by & filed under Knowledge.

  Last week, I was talking to a business owner whose company is in fast-growth mode, and who was looking for answers to some specific questions: “Can I afford pay increases for my employees?” “When can I afford to hire another employee, given the cyclical nature of my business?” “Should I consider a profit-sharing plan

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Your CFO is Your MVP

August 6, 2019 by & filed under Knowledge.

  As a successful business owner, you’re focused on building your company by adding sales, taking care of customers, boosting your brand, and hiring great people, as well as improving profitability, maximizing cashflow and developing strategic direction.

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How Business Trends Hurt Your People

July 24, 2019 by & filed under Knowledge.

  As a successful business owner, chances are you’re a member of a mastermind group, or you’ve attended a conference with a wildly famous entrepreneur as a keynote speaker. In these settings there’s a lot of talk about the latest business trends – the newest system, process or metric that will “take your business to

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Why Your Business is Losing Value as it Grows

July 10, 2019 by & filed under Knowledge.

You’re running a successful business, adding customers and sales like there’s no tomorrow. You’ve got capacity to take on more, and things are really humming. Soon you’ll be able to sell this company and move on to your next venture with the big money you’ll garner from the sale. But it won’t be as much

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Do You Need an Electrician or a Landscaper?

June 11, 2019 by & filed under Knowledge.

  There’s an easy answer to that question, actually. It’s a matter of looking at your projects and finding the trained professional who is qualified to do the work. Re-wiring an old house? Choose the electrician. Determining what to do about the slope in the backyard? Choose the landscaper. But when it comes to the

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Do You Have a Dirty Little Secret?

May 28, 2019 by & filed under Knowledge.

Most business owners and entrepreneurs don’t want to talk about it – it’s embarrassing, a hit to the ego. We see stories about it on the news and read about it online. I’m talking about embezzlement and theft. It’s a dirty little secret everyone wants to sweep under the rug, but statistics show that it

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Who Likes Surprises?

April 30, 2019 by & filed under Knowledge, Uncategorized.

We all like to be surprised – fun birthday celebrations, running into an old friend you haven’t seen in years, winning the lottery on a scratch off. These events evoke feelings of happiness or fond memories. But what about surprises in your business? You know the ones I’m talking about. Someone calls in sick on

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Assess Before You Outsource

April 16, 2019 by & filed under Knowledge.

In past articles I’ve talked about how your company can benefit from outsourcing some functions and/or projects. But what about the reasons you might choose to outsource in the first place? If it isn’t broke, why fix it? Well, chances are pretty good that your company doesn’t have a full staff of functional experts in-house

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