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Stop the Distractions!

By | 2018-08-31T13:55:30+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Distractions are everywhere. Plain and simple. Everyone has them. Whether it be issues in our personal lives, constantly reading through the barrage of emails, hiring and on-boarding that new hire or finding the perfect office space. We like to think that these distractions are minimal, but often, they are much more than we ever anticipated. Distractions [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 8 | 2018

By | 2018-08-31T14:28:29+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

Team outings are a great way to create connection inside your team, let them learn about each other as everyday people and reduce workplace stress. Do you find it a stretch to invest in fun with your team? In this episode of Ask Mackey, we check in with Joe O’Gorman, the Co-Owner of Full Throttle Indoor [...]

3 Tips for Creating a Fun and Effective Team Outing

By | 2018-08-31T14:08:09+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

A great team is key to a high performing company.  Investment in your team, with great coaching, training and feedback is essential. Brian Scudamore, in this Forbes article, puts forth the idea that team building is the most important investment you will make.  That is high praise for something many owners see as fluff. All work [...]

Benefits of Proper Inventory Management

By | 2018-07-25T20:35:19+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

For some businesses, inventory can be one of their largest assets and/or their largest expense.  Poor inventory management can make or break a bottom line.  Below are some benefits of proper inventory management: Improves cash flow: Purchasing inventory decreases cash.  When inventory sits on the shelf too long it is basically cash not working for you.  [...]

The Tariff Tiff and History Repeating Itself

By | 2018-07-26T14:01:48+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” – Mark Twain Financial crises have hit the global markets on a regular basis throughout history.  And it appears financial crises will continue to pop up at regular intervals into the future.  The first recorded speculative bubble was Tulip Mania in 1637, a period in the Dutch Golden [...]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Two Tales of Financial Sorrow

By | 2018-07-05T18:15:56+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

“When you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.” – Byron Katie Optimism and financial data are both double edge swords.  Too much of either is a slippery slope. Excessive focus on optimistic predictions can lead to poor decisions and, as a result, financial challenge.  Excessive analysis of financial data can lead [...]

The Wonderful World of Sales Commissions

By | 2018-06-27T12:06:13+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Congratulations, you have done it!!! Your business is taking off, and the demands on your time have taken you to the point where you no longer have the capacity to manage all aspects of your business, specifically adding top line revenue growth at a meaningful rate. To take your organization to the next level, you know [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 6 | 2018

By | 2018-06-14T14:33:23+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

Optimism is essential for an entrepreneur.  Your ability to see possibility propels you into business. In tough times, it is what keeps you in the game. As an optimist your attention is on tomorrow, on the next opportunity, on the next win.  When reality conflicts with your optimist view of the world, you choose your view. [...]

Optimism & Data

By | 2018-06-28T13:43:12+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“When you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.” - Byron Katie Optimism is essential for an entrepreneur.  Your ability to see possibility propels you into business. In tough times, it is what keeps you in the game. As an optimist your attention is on tomorrow, on the next opportunity, on the [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 5 | 2018

By | 2018-05-09T17:22:19+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Entrepreneurs are born with a “Fire Now” gene. The Ready and Aim of it all is lost on us. The good news is we are wired for action.  The bad news is we often fail to think through the unintended consequences of our action or take the time to gain consensus with our team. Some of [...]