Interpreting the Language of Accounting
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Interpreting the Language of Accounting

For my wife’s and my 25th wedding anniversary, our family went to France. Paris, Provence, Chamonix and on the way back to Paris to catch our flight home, we went to the cathedral in Reims. The one with the Chagall stained glass and where Joan of Arc was to be crowned by King Charles in 1429…

Have You Checked Your Blind Spots Recently?
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Have You Checked Your Blind Spots Recently?

We’ve all had the experience of driving down the road and trying to change lanes, only to realize just in time that there was a car in your blind spot. Or maybe you didn’t realize in time and the day ended much more disastrous than expected. Keeping an eye on our blind spots and checking for things we…

Is Your Leverage Creeping Up on You?
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Is Your Leverage Creeping Up on You?

We’ve been talking about how running a business is like baking or cooking.  You need all the right ingredients, in the right proportions, cooked at the right temperature, for the right amount of time.  Every business owner wants a business that’s perfectly “cooked”, with lots of cash flow and profits and collecting receivables well. If you…

How to Stop Leaking Cash
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How to Stop Leaking Cash

We’ve been discussing how running your business is like following a recipe. You need the right ingredients in the right amounts in order for the dish to come out correctly. We’ve talked about profitability, which is a measure of profit relative to revenue. And we’ve also talked about activity, collecting your accounts receivable and turning inventory. The third ingredient…

How Good Are You at Collecting Money?
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How Good Are You at Collecting Money?

We’ve been talking about how running a business is like baking or cooking. You need all the right ingredients, in the right proportions, cooked at the right temperature, for the right amount of time.    Every business owner wants a business that’s “cooked” just right, with lots of cash flow and profits. You can read about the…

How Cash Can Help Your Business Grow Fast
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How Cash Can Help Your Business Grow Fast

Every business owner has a big vision for their company and wants to make it happen. The problem is most business owners don’t know if the decisions they’re making are helping or hurting, leaving them confused and frustrated.  In a recent LinkedIn post, I asked what the one thing was that you wish you knew…

How Execution Can Help Your Business Grow Fast
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How Execution Can Help Your Business Grow Fast

Every business owner has a big vision for their company and wants to make it happen. In a recent LinkedIn post, I asked what was the one thing you wish you knew before you started your business? A business owner replied, “Starting a business is easy, but scaling a business is hard.” In our three…

How a Marketing Strategy Can Help Your Business Grow Fast
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How a Marketing Strategy Can Help Your Business Grow Fast

Every business owner has a big vision for their company and wants to make it happen. In a recent LinkedIn post, I asked what was the one thing you wish you knew before you started your business? A business owner replied, “Starting a business is easy, but scaling a business is hard.” In our last…

How Documented Processes Help Your Business Grow Fast
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How Documented Processes Help Your Business Grow Fast

Every business owner has a big vision for their company and wants to make it happen.  In a recent LinkedIn post, I asked what was the one thing you wish you knew before you started your business? A business owner replied, “Starting a business is easy, but scaling a business is hard”. I get it….

Utilizing Your People to Help Your Business Grow Fast
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Utilizing Your People to Help Your Business Grow Fast

Every business owner has a big vision for their company and wants to make it happen.  However, most business owners don’t follow a unified strategy to reach their business goals.  It’s like trying to bake a cake without a recipe.  You add a dash of this and a pinch of that hoping that it will…

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