4 Ways to Increase Profitability
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4 Ways to Increase Profitability

Business owners dream of growing their business and making it the best it can be, but oftentimes they struggle to follow a unified strategy to get there. They’re unsure which areas to focus on to have the biggest impact and are left confused and frustrated.  Profitability, not profit, is a key ingredient to a successful…

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…

Accounting is the Language of Business
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Accounting is the Language of Business

“Accounting is the language of business, and you must learn it like a language…To be successful at business, you have to understand the underlying financial values of the business.”  –Warren Buffett  Time after time in my banking career I met with thousands of business owners who were looking for loans. Frequently, it became apparent that they had…

5 Ways to Cultivate an Entrepreneurial Mindset
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5 Ways to Cultivate an Entrepreneurial Mindset

For anyone who’s thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, whether you’re just out of school or fed up with corporate America and are inspired to “go for it”, this blog is for you. Remember, mindset first, then skill set. Having the right mindset will get you further than simply checking the boxes of certain skills. So,…

A Tale of Two Mindsets: Can You Really Improve Cash?
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A Tale of Two Mindsets: Can You Really Improve Cash?

Every business owner dreams of a business with lots of cash and positive cash flow. With this type of business, the owner can reinvest in the business, take distributions, and pay off debt. The options are endless. The problem is, most business owners don’t know which levers to pull in their business to increase cash….

A Tale of Two Mindsets: The Secret to Improving Execution
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A Tale of Two Mindsets: The Secret to Improving Execution

Every business owner has a big dream for their company and wants to make it happen. But it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which decisions are helping the company grow and which ones are hurting. Once a business owner gets in a groove of their company operating smoothly, they often don’t want to…

A Tale of Two Mindsets: How Does Mindset Impact Your Strategy?
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A Tale of Two Mindsets: How Does Mindset Impact Your Strategy?

Every business owner wants the business of their dreams with lots of cash flow and profitability. And with the Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, many are wanting to monetize that business in retirement to have financial freedom. However, business owners often don’t know what they should paying attention to in order to make that happen. They’re…

A Tale of Two Mindsets: Why Documented Processes Matter
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A Tale of Two Mindsets: Why Documented Processes Matter

Every business owner wants to have the business of their dreams with lots of cash flow and profitability. However, not every business owner knows what levers to pull in their business to make that happen. Many will say, “I’m not good at managing finances” or “I might fail at managing the finances of my business,…

A Tale of Two Mindsets: Are Your Employees a Cost or an Investment?
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A Tale of Two Mindsets: Are Your Employees a Cost or an Investment?

Every business owner has a big dream for their business and wants to make it happen. The problem is, many business owners may not understand what levers to pull in their business to improve overall profitability. As a business owner or CEO, there are hundreds of decisions (big and small) to be made every day…

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