Let’s Get Results!

Practical Prosperity for Business

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,… Read More

Ask Mackey | The Right Tools

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… Read More

How Entrepreneurs Prosper

The Secret Sauce of Finance, the Right Tools and the Knowledge to Use Them

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… Read More

What to Consider When Adding a Partner or Shareholder

Practical Prosperity for Business

Adding a partner or shareholder is not simple.  As with any agreement involving money, spending the time having difficult conversations up front is well worth your time and energy.  A clear agreement avoids unnecessary conflicts that can sabotage or derail your business by taking energy from the business and focusing it on the conflict. Here are… Read More

Back to Basics in 2017

To kick off 2017 I am going to be boring! New years are for fresh starts, and the best way to start anything is by building the basics.  That’s why I will be spending my first blog post of 2017 talking about accounting. So many entrepreneurs settle for mediocre or poor accounting, and this keeps… Read More

What’s the Plan?

Practical Prosperity for Business

2016 has absolutely flown by. Maybe even too fast for some people. As the year comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on how your business performed this year. Some business owners may be completely pleased with the results. However, I would guess that most owners have an idea of what they could have… Read More

Ask Mackey | Say No to Micromanagement

Episode 10 – 2016

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. … Read More

Just Say No to Micromanagement

6 Steps to Setting up Accountability Systems

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…. Read More

Understanding the Customers’ Perspective

Value Pricing series | One

We are a society obsessed with finding a “good deal”, which is why customers today place such a heavy emphasis on pricing. This leaves the business owner with plenty of questions: What should I charge? What profit will I achieve at $x price? How much is too much? Pricing has traditionally been reliant on a… Read More

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The Best Gift from Gen 1 to Gen 2

The Goering Center

Goering Center NewsletterJanuary 15, 2015by: Mackey McNeill He is 62, the first generation. She is 40, the second generation. They are ready to make the transition from Gen 1 to Gen 2. While the challenges are many, varied and complex, the financial issues that arise in this transfer of wealth provide an underpinning of success… Read More