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Ask Mackey Episode 10 | 2018

By | 2018-10-09T21:00:32+00:00 October 9th, 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 are on [...]

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 [...]

Revenue Rate of Growth

By | 2018-09-25T17:07:51+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the questions we often hear from our business clients is, what did my revenue do this month? While this is a standard question, it is not always the best question to ask and not how we typically analyze the results of the business. There are many factors that can impact revenue on a month [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 9 | 2018

By | 2018-09-28T18:08:18+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Most business owners are lousy at finance.  The brutal fact is finance isn’t your first love.  You just want it to work and not scare the heck out of you.  The good news is, you are in good company. Finance brings up a range of emotions, from fear to frustration and everything in between.  Because money-centric [...]

8 Steps to a Stronger Financial Foundation

By | 2018-09-28T17:48:33+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Most business owners are lousy at finance.  The brutal fact is finance isn’t your first love.  You just want it to work and not scare the heck out of you.  The good news is, you are in good company. Finance brings up a range of emotions, from fear to frustration and everything in between.  Because money-centric [...]

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 [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 8 | 2018

By | 2018-08-31T14:28:29+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

Team outings are a great way to create connection inside your team, let them learn about each other as everyday people and reduce workplace stress. Do you find it a stretch to invest in fun with your team? In this episode of Ask Mackey, we check in with Joe O’Gorman, the Co-Owner of Full Throttle Indoor [...]

3 Tips for Creating a Fun and Effective Team Outing

By | 2018-08-31T14:08:09+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

A great team is key to a high performing company.  Investment in your team, with great coaching, training and feedback is essential. Brian Scudamore, in this Forbes article, puts forth the idea that team building is the most important investment you will make.  That is high praise for something many owners see as fluff. All work [...]

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.  [...]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Two Tales of Financial Sorrow

By | 2018-07-05T18:15:56+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

“When you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.” – Byron Katie Optimism and financial data are both double edge swords.  Too much of either is a slippery slope. Excessive focus on optimistic predictions can lead to poor decisions and, as a result, financial challenge.  Excessive analysis of financial data can lead [...]