Resources

  • 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…
  • When Do I Add People?
    Every business owner wants the business of their dreams. But sometimes they don’t follow a unified strategy of people and processes to get them there. It can be hard to know when you truly need more hands to accomplish your goals and keep the business running smoothly and efficiently. Leaders often have trouble “pulling the…
  • What Does it Mean to be a Leader vs. Manager?
    Every business owner wants to maximize cash flow and profitability.  But, one of the most common missteps they make is not having the right people in the right seats. Specifically, leaders and managers. This can cause confusion and frustration for staff, as well as management, when there are people in roles that don’t play to their…
  • Breathe Easier with a Cash Budget
    Cash is like oxygen to a business owner. It’s necessary. The struggle comes when business owners get confused and frustrated trying to manage the cash flow of their business. It shouldn’t be so hard to predict cash collections and then match expenses against that. But when growth happens, receivables go up and cash goes down because revenue lags…
  • 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
    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?
    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?
    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…
  • Is It A Cost Or An Investment?
    As the economy begins to swing back upwards, business owners are asking “Should I be investing in people or equipment or in a building that my business could occupy?” For many of my clients, the answer is yes. But with many businesses recovering from tight cash flow the past year or more, it’s difficult to look…