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Cascading Metrics: Making Goals Achievable

By | 2017-07-26T18:16:00+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Setting goals can always be a headache for business owners. Where do you begin? How many goals should you have? Are you being realistic with your goals? These are all important things to consider, but it doesn’t stop there. Next, you will need to track the progress towards those goals. That is a step that business [...]

CEO’s Deserve Summer Fun Too!

By | 2017-07-12T17:34:07+00:00 July 6th, 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 on, my [...]

Client Spotlight | Krombholz Jewelers

By | 2017-06-28T14:40:17+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

For over 75 years, Krombholz Jewelers has been the premier jeweler in Cincinnati. Now in it's fourth generation of family ownership, Krombholz specializes in bespoke fine jewelry, vintage jewelry and helping individuals re-purpose or consign unwanted jewelry. In a world where most new items are disposable, Krombholz creates and sells jewelry that is both beautiful and [...]

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 [...]

The Power of a Business Intention

By | 2017-06-14T17:22:27+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Merriam-Webster defines intention as a determination to act in a certain way.  Intention is what motivates us to do what we do every day.  You may be conscious of your intentions or it may simply be programmed in your way of doing.  Either way, it is connected to your why – why you wake up in the [...]

Let’s Get Results!

By | 2017-05-24T14:14:53+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

We all want to see results from the efforts we put forth.  We want to know if all the saving we have done over the years has made our bank account larger, or if the healthy lifestyle we have been living is making our clothes fit better and our energy level increase.  As business owners, we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]