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8 Paths to a Prosperous Mindset

By | 2017-08-18T16:40:25+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Accounting and finance is all about the numbers.  Or is it? Getting the right data to the right people at the right time is critical to making informed, impactful decisions in your company.  This is an unbendable truth. Yet we have all had experiences where we’ve done everything right and things did not turn out as [...]

CEOs Deserve Summer Fun

By | 2017-07-12T18:17:03+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a young business owner with a family, oh how I wanted summer freedom!  Even just a little bit!  My desire to go have fun with my daughter was one more thing to fit into my already crazy days. As the household breadwinner, and entrepreneur I had so many responsibilities.  I was busy working in, not [...]

Are You Wired For Profit?

By | 2017-06-14T18:53:55+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Calling all over-worked, superhero business owners! Take a moment and use these lazy days of summer for going to the pool, fishing, sitting on the porch with a cold beer and taking a dive into your financials! Your bottom line funds your retirement, your family vacations, your kids’ college, your home.. wait a minute… everything that [...]

6 Financial Tasks Business Owners Should Give Up

By | 2017-05-30T18:50:21+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

You’ve got the drive.  You have the motivation.  You will do anything to succeed.  No task ever stands in your way, but perhaps it should.  The very talents that allow you to be a business owner mean there are tasks for which you are simply not a good fit.  By doing them anyway, you hurt your [...]

Ask Mackey | Cash Flow

By | 2017-05-24T14:00:46+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

For anything to grow it needs fuel. In business, that fuel is cash. The economic climate for most businesses is positive right now, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t having cash flow challenges. In fact, if you are growing, and especially if you are growing quickly, your main concern day to day may very [...]

Ask Mackey | The 3 Signs

By | 2017-05-24T14:13:46+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , | Approaching a railroad crossing when the train is on the nearby track, you are faced with flashing red lights, a red and white stripped cross bar, a big X sign that says, Railroad Crossing.  DO NOT PROCEED is clearly the message! You have the same kind of warning signals in your business, if you know [...]

Ask Mackey | The Right Tools

By | 2017-05-24T14:15:50+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , | Like many young women, I learned to cook watching my Mother.  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 than sharing a meal with family and friends.  What I [...]

Ask Mackey | Say No to Micromanagement

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

Ask Mackey | How to Thrive

By | 2016-09-14T12:58:56+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , | Our brain is wired to be on alert to anything that threatens your survival.  The amygdala is an almond shaped sliver in the temporal lobe of your brain that is responsible for your primal emotions like rage, hate and fear.   It serves as your early warning system for danger. Once stimulated, the amygdala becomes hyper [...]

Ask Mackey | The Prosperous Business Journey

By | 2016-08-11T20:42:07+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

If you are an entrepreneur, have you ever found yourself just “Staying Afloat”?  It isn’t a fun worrying about how to pay your bills week to week.  These are the days of a lot of hope and hard work, with less money to show for it than you would make slinging burgers at McDonalds. For those [...]