Do You Know What Problems Your Business Solves?
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Do You Know What Problems Your Business Solves?

When you start imagining what your business could become, you dream up a wildly successful business with lots of cash flow and profitability, right? Nobody’s business fails in their wildest dreams. The problem is that most business owners don’t follow a unified strategy to reach these business goals. Left to our own devices, we generate more ideas than…

You Can Do Anything, But Not Everything
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You Can Do Anything, But Not Everything

Many business owners struggle with delegation. We almost cringe just hearing the word. But without delegating tasks, people start to burn out and are unintentionally limiting their full potential. They become the chokepoint of their own business. It’s interesting that only 1% of businesses start to climb over $10 million in revenue. The number one…

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…

Profitability: Do You Know How to Get it?
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Profitability: Do You Know How to Get it?

Have you ever cooked something that just didn’t turn out right? Either you missed an ingredient or put in the wrong proportions. You cooked it too long or not long enough. I recall recently that I was trying to grill some really thick steaks. Two were supposed to be medium rare and two were supposed to be…

I Want to Grow My Business, But Where Did My Time Go?
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I Want to Grow My Business, But Where Did My Time Go?

Every business owner has a big vision for their company and wants to make it happen. The problem is, most owners aren’t sure how to move forward and grow revenue, leaving them confused and frustrated. That was certainly the case with a professional services firm I’ve been working with for about a year now.  In our…

Teaching Financials to Drive Performance: Part 2, The Income Statement
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Teaching Financials to Drive Performance: Part 2, The Income Statement

Every business owner has a big vision for their company and wants to make it happen. However, when the owner is struggling with making the company bigger, they often get confused or frustrated that it’s not happening. They didn’t teach you how to grow your company in college and there’s no on-the-job training when you’re…

What You Really Need to Know About Changes in Leverage
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What You Really Need to Know About Changes in Leverage

COVID-19 was public enemy #1 last year, wreaking havoc on businesses across the country. Business owners were faced with declining revenue, operating losses, and layoffs. Many business owners who had never been through a recession before were devastated, overwhelmed, and anxious as they dealt with cash flow issues they had never faced. They weren’t sure if…

What You Really Need to Know About Changes in Profitability
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What You Really Need to Know About Changes in Profitability

It’s time to say goodbye to 2020!  It’s a new day and a new year. If COVID taught you anything, it’s that when a business is in crisis mode, it often goes undetected for a while. Through no fault of their own, many business owners either lost control or felt out of control when money…

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