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Garbage In, Garbage Out

By | 2018-04-26T14:04:06+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

The concept of garbage in, garbage out is used in computer science when flawed, or nonsense input produces nonsense output or “garbage”.  I use this phrase a lot when I am working with clients on analyzing and improving accounting procedures.  If you do not have the proper procedures in place you will not get the data [...]

Cash Is King!!

By | 2018-02-22T21:20:07+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Cash is King” is an expression that is widely used in analyzing businesses.  Why is it something that you, as a business owner, need to manage?  Well, without cash you could not do the things required to stay in business, for example, purchase inventory or pay your employees. A lot of business owners only concentrate on [...]

What is a Statement of Cash Flows?

By | 2017-12-28T18:55:32+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

There are three financial statements that provide a picture of the financial health of your business: The Balance Sheet shows what the business has and what the business owes, along with its net worth The Income Statement is used to give a summary of the company’s revenue and expenses over a period of time The Statement [...]

Let It Go!! Time to Delegate

By | 2017-10-25T19:06:33+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

I work with a lot of small business owners whose ultimate goal is to work less and make more money.  These same business owners are also involved in a lot of the day to day operations of the business.  How can someone work less when they are so involved?  The answer is easy…delegation! Delegation is defined [...]

Remedies for Anxiety Surrounding Your Business

By | 2017-08-30T15:18:53+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

“Anxiety is caused by a lack of control, organization, preparation & action.” - David Kekich The above quote was posted to Mackey Advisors Facebook page recently.  As I read this, I was surprised as to how much it hit home with me.  When anxiety takes over I tend to be counterproductive.  I have been working with [...]

Ready, Set, GROW!

By | 2017-06-28T15:13:28+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Everyone wants to grow their business to its highest potential, but the thought of putting more energy into it might appear to be exhausting.  What if I told you that there are ways to grow while using less energy?  Sounds appealing, right?  Below are three strategies to leverage your business and to grow your top line: [...]

The Power of a Business Intention

By | 2017-06-14T17:22:27+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Merriam-Webster defines intention as a determination to act in a certain way.  Intention is what motivates us to do what we do every day.  You may be conscious of your intentions or it may simply be programmed in your way of doing.  Either way, it is connected to your why – why you wake up in the [...]

Let’s Get Results!

By | 2017-05-24T14:14:53+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

We all want to see results from the efforts we put forth.  We want to know if all the saving we have done over the years has made our bank account larger, or if the healthy lifestyle we have been living is making our clothes fit better and our energy level increase.  As business owners, we [...]

Tax Time Starts Now!

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:59+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Fall is the time to think of the leaves changing, the weather turning cooler, and…taxes.  While the 2016 individual tax deadline is not until April 15th, there are things that you should consider now that are just as important than that dreaded deadline.  Individuals file their taxes on a cash basis, which means that most things [...]

Business or Pleasure?

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:54+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

We all work hard to earn a dollar, but working hard can payoff when it comes to travel.  Have you ever been lucky enough to have a conference in Hawaii?  Ever wondered if you could add extra days to be able to tour the beautiful area and still have it be considered a business trip?  The [...]