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How Entrepreneurs Prosper

By | 2017-05-09T22:14:06+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Like many young women, I learned to cook watching my Mother.  She was a great southern cook, her specialty being fried chicken. By the time I left home, I was pretty good too. My love of cooking was fostered in two ways.  One, I loved to eat.  And two, there was nothing better in my book [...]

Client Spotlight – Mach III Clutch, Inc.

By | 2017-06-27T20:18:59+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Mach III Clutch, Inc. is a manufacturer of clutches and brakes that are used in the drive systems of industrial machinery. These products, fundamentally, transfer motion from one rotating component, such as a motor, to another, such as a conveyor belt. They also prevent motion when it is not needed or desired.  The company occupies a niche [...]

November 1 Kicks Off Open Enrollment for Health Marketplaces

By | 2016-10-26T17:59:17+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Beginning November 1, 2016, individuals (including their families) may apply for new health insurance or switch to a different health-care plan through a Health Insurance Marketplace. The open enrollment period ends January 31, 2017. Individuals can use Health Insurance Marketplaces to compare health plans for benefits and price, and select a plan that fits their needs. [...]

Hiring a Professional Consultant: The Real Cost

By | 2017-05-09T22:14:04+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Hiring a professional consultant is a big decision. Adding capacity, expertise and value are all great benefits when taking the next step forward. However, many business owners only focus on one thing when it comes to hiring a professional: the price tag. The price of hiring a professional is very important as you want to be [...]

Why Planning is Important

By | 2017-05-09T22:14:05+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

If you have spent any significant time with the Mackey Advisors team, you have probably realized that we sometimes sound like a broken record when it comes to the concept of “planning”.  That is because almost every new client we work with, we continue to reinforce this huge importance. Often that importance is not just placed [...]

Ask Mackey | Say No to Micromanagement

By | 2016-10-12T16:52:11+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

https://vimeo.com/187036559/settings/embed Big goals without department and individual accountability systems to support them is poison to your culture. It creates a win/lose environment.  A negative culture is like a dirty river, nothing thrives in it.  It creates a ceiling or blind beyond which your company cannot achieve.  A positive culture uplifts everyone creating fresh energy and enthusiasm.  [...]

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15, 2016

By | 2017-05-09T22:14:00+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Medicare open enrollment period allows you to make changes to your current plan.  What is the Medicare open enrollment period? The Medicare open enrollment period is the time during which people with Medicare can make new choices and pick plans that work best for them. Each year, Medicare plans typically change what they cost and cover. [...]

Just Say No to Micromanagement

By | 2017-05-09T22:14:06+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a babyprenuer, I was an accomplished micromanager.  I coordinated day long retreats and got my entire team fired up toward our annual goals.  I would create BIG plans and set BIG goals. The team participated, sort of, but mostly they went along with what I wanted to do.  After all, I was the Boss. Our [...]

IRS Announces New Waiver Procedure for Taxpayers Who Inadvertently Miss the 60-Day Rollover Deadline

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:59+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Background--direct and indirect (60-day) rollovers If you're eligible to receive a taxable distribution from an employer-sponsored retirement plan (like a 401(k)) you can avoid current taxation by directly rolling the distribution over to another employer plan or IRA (with a direct rollover you never actually receive the funds). You can also avoid current taxation by actually [...]

Client Spotlight – Advanced Services Pest Control

By | 2017-06-27T20:19:18+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Advanced Services is a cutting edge, termite and pest control company founded in 1986 by Jeff Annis, which serves Augusta, Georgia and the surrounding area.  All of their services are designed around serving the needs of their growing customer base while minimizing their impact on the environment. Prior to starting with Advanced, Dena Thomas worked for several [...]