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The 4 Ways To Grow Your Business

By | 2018-09-21T17:52:26+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Here at Mackey Advisors we have a “4 ways to grow your business” tool.  In a recent client coaching session, while using this tool, we arrived at 52 different strategies to grow the business.  After considering the complexity and time to market, we determined there are 3 strategies that could be implemented immediately.  Just those 3 [...]

Stop the Distractions!

By | 2018-08-31T13:55:30+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Distractions are everywhere. Plain and simple. Everyone has them. Whether it be issues in our personal lives, constantly reading through the barrage of emails, hiring and on-boarding that new hire or finding the perfect office space. We like to think that these distractions are minimal, but often, they are much more than we ever anticipated. Distractions [...]

Benefits of Proper Inventory Management

By | 2018-07-25T20:35:19+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

For some businesses, inventory can be one of their largest assets and/or their largest expense.  Poor inventory management can make or break a bottom line.  Below are some benefits of proper inventory management: Improves cash flow: Purchasing inventory decreases cash.  When inventory sits on the shelf too long it is basically cash not working for you.  [...]

The Wonderful World of Sales Commissions

By | 2018-06-27T12:06:13+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Congratulations, you have done it!!! Your business is taking off, and the demands on your time have taken you to the point where you no longer have the capacity to manage all aspects of your business, specifically adding top line revenue growth at a meaningful rate. To take your organization to the next level, you know [...]

Optimism & Data

By | 2018-06-28T13:43:12+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“When you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.” - Byron Katie Optimism is essential for an entrepreneur.  Your ability to see possibility propels you into business. In tough times, it is what keeps you in the game. As an optimist your attention is on tomorrow, on the next opportunity, on the [...]

Planning Is Everything

By | 2018-05-03T20:02:29+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Entrepreneurs are born with a “Fire Now” gene. The Ready and Aim of it all is lost on us. The good news is we are wired for action.  The bad news is we often fail to think through the unintended consequences of our action or take the time to gain consensus with our team. Some of [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 3 | 2018

By | 2018-03-26T21:41:55+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

At Mackey Advisors we have been on a path of learning how to see our services through the eyes of our clients. This 180-degree change in perspective seems like a simple shift to dissect, however, our experience has been completely the opposite. We’ve hired consultants, followed the advice of multiple guru’s, engaged a process approach, and [...]

Is It Your People or Your Process?

By | 2018-06-26T19:03:27+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

When there is a problem with quality, timeliness, or efficiency in a small business environment, it is often thought of as a people problem. I believe this is due to the fact that many small businesses have one person per role. There aren’t enough data points for an owner or leader to know the system is [...]

Analyzing the Good Stuff

By | 2018-03-21T20:13:04+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

When I set a clear intention, the universe always conspires with me to help me create it.  That’s the good news.  The other news is the help often comes where I am least expecting it. At Mackey Advisors we have been on a path of learning how to see our services through the eyes of our [...]

Stop Making New Year’s Resolutions

By | 2017-12-28T16:02:09+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Stop making new year’s resolutions.  Start expanding joy. One simple idea to make more of every year. New year’s resolutions are just a way to look back on your year and feel bad.  In our excitement you over-commit, and before long it is February and you feel terrible about all the things you did once, or [...]