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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: , , , , , |

https://vimeo.com/207479949/settings/embed 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: , , , , , , |

https://vimeo.com/204222830/settings/embed 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: , , , , , |

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.  [...]

Ask Mackey | How to Thrive

By | 2016-09-14T12:58:56+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

https://vimeo.com/182603853/settings/embed 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 [...]

Ask Mackey | Money & Fear

By | 2016-06-08T13:04:32+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Money. Fear. Like peanut butter and jelly, money and fear are compatible companions. Of course money brings up feelings of fear.   Money is the clothes on your back and the roof over your head.  Money is the tool you use to meet your basic needs, like health care, shelter, food and clothing as well as how [...]