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Ask Mackey Episode 11 | 2017

By | 2017-11-08T17:09:41+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Your business is your largest asset. It has the single most impact on: How you live How you retire How much fun you can afford What kind of home you live in How you educate your children What kind of medical care you receive In other words, it is a pretty big deal. Are you treating [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 10 | 2017

By | 2017-10-12T16:03:46+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

When I speak with fellow business owners this time of year, they often talk to me about how they are either landing or missing their current annual goals. I love those conversations, but for me personally, my most important thoughts in October are about planning for next year.   There is nothing more exciting than the creation [...]

5 Power Keys of Scorecarding

By | 2017-09-15T16:02:30+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Everyone likes to keep score.  We all have an innate desire to succeed. Those two facts, coupled with putting the right data into the hands of the right people in a timely way, can transform your business. We have often heard the adage, when it comes to real estate, what is important is location, location, location.  [...]

8 Paths to a Prosperous Mindset

By | 2017-08-31T21:27:54+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 [...]