3 Essential Steps to a Successful Business Exit
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3 Essential Steps to a Successful Business Exit

A successful business exit can be a complex and daunting process. There are many factors to consider, such as the value of the business, the best way to sell it, and how to ensure a smooth transition. That’s why it’s essential for business owners to consider following these three major steps.  One of the best…

The Sales Rule Everyone Should Follow
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The Sales Rule Everyone Should Follow

When someone mentions they are a salesperson, mental images often come to mind of the used car salesperson that asks, “What do I need to do to get you in this car today?” People hate to be sold. But, when people are ready to buy they appreciate the help. There’s a subtle mindset shift (sell…

Liquidity Traps to Avoid
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Liquidity Traps to Avoid

“Gazintas”? What is that? “Gazinta” is what I call a “goes into” and your balance sheet is full of them. Your balance sheet is dynamic, not static, and a “gazinta” indicates a change in your balance sheet and the reason. Cash going down “goes into” receivables going up or purchasing equipment for cash or funding…

Is Your Business Scalable?
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Is Your Business Scalable?

Every business owner wants to maximize profitability and cash flow. But, many owners don’t know where to start or what to do. Confusion sets in. Which levers do we pull to improve profitability and cash flow? The uncertainty leaves many confused, frustrated, and sometimes paralyzed. It shouldn’t be so hard to manage a business. Many…

Have You Outgrown Your Management?
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Have You Outgrown Your Management?

Every business owner wants to build their company with big profits and good cash flow. But when it comes to how, many owners don’t know where to start or what to do leaving them confused, frustrated, and sometimes overwhelmed. There are only so many hours in the day. Every CEO/business owner deserves a growing business that…

Has Your Revenue Growth Stalled?
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Has Your Revenue Growth Stalled?

Every CEO/business owner wants to maximize cash and profitability to maximize shareholder value. However, many don’t know where to start or what to do, which leads to confusion and frustration. It takes a guide with a plan to identify the hurdles getting in the way.  Doug Tatum’s book, “No Man’s Land”, chronicles where mid-size companies…

How to Build and Maximize Your Reputation
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How to Build and Maximize Your Reputation

Every business owner wants to build and maintain a good reputation in the marketplace by providing great customer service that adds value to their client base. However, when it comes to building a brand that is impossible to resist, many business owners don’t know where to start or what to do, leaving them confused and…

“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”
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“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”

When it comes to adding people to grow a business, many owners are reluctant due to the increased cost, and then are frustrated and confused on how they can drive revenue and profitability higher without adding to staff. Further, owners don’t understand that when they don’t focus on building a culture based on the company’s…

Do You Want a High-Performing Company?
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Do You Want a High-Performing Company?

Monitoring employee performance and holding people accountable makes many business owners uncomfortable. Many owners don’t provide job descriptions for their coworkers and spell out functions for each position. This leaves everyone confused and frustrated. Owners ask why this person doesn’t perform and employees are asking what does the boss expect them to do.  Patrick Lencioni…

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