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Ask Mackey Episode 5 | 2018

By | 2018-05-09T17:22:19+00:00 May 9th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

Do you really own a business?

By | 2017-05-09T22:13:16+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As business owners, it is so easy to let the business become your life. So much to do, so little time. At least that is what we tell ourselves. For life to be worthwhile, it needs balance, and most business owners I meet have precious little of that in their lives. I think we have to [...]

3 Tips for Creating A Successful Strategic Plan or Map

By | 2017-05-09T22:12:56+00:00 October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Imagine you’re somewhere in South America.  It’s swampy, the ground soggy and sloppy, your footing unsure.  The air is thick with moisture, and the heat hangs as heavily on you as a water-soaked comforter.  You’re alone, with just your senses and a few navigational tools.    What’s your next move?  Will you take some time to [...]

5 Metrics that Could Save Your Business

By | 2013-05-22T19:09:51+00:00 May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As business owners and managers, we are always searching for ways to improve our business. But too often, we spend an enormous amount of time putting out the fire of the day or hour and not focusing on what matters. All of our knee-jerk reactions to the things we don’t want in our business end up [...]

Mackey Advisors Economic Update

By | 2017-05-09T22:11:57+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Overall, the U.S. Economy continues to survive a passage through a seemingly unending series of self-inflicted crisis; specifically, presidential elections, the fiscal cliff, sequestration, and now Europe (Cyprus to be exact).   While the political backdrop continues, there are clear signs the U.S. economy is continuing to expand.  Most key metrics are showing continued improvement in month-over-month [...]

Metrics that Matter: Curing Data Overwhelm

By | 2017-05-09T22:11:48+00:00 February 28th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We live in a time where information is at our fingertips like never before.  The question up for debate is whether access to all of this information is a blessing or a curse. Currently, many business owners spend more time trying to determine what data to measure rather than actually analyzing and acting upon it. Many [...]

The Future of Business: What's Gen Y got to do with it?

By | 2017-05-09T22:11:46+00:00 January 29th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In November of last year I went to Bold Fusion, the largest annual convergence of YPs in the Greater Cincinnati area. It was my second year attending, and it still has me thinking about the Gen Y/Millennial/Digital Native generation. Many senior managers and executives describe Gen Y as entitled, overly confident, unwilling to “work their way [...]

A Simple Formula to Achieve your Goals

By | 2012-10-18T14:32:40+00:00 October 18th, 2012|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” ~ Albert Einstein In my second year in business and I decided it was time to get serious and set some goals for the coming year.  I set a revenue goal of $70,000.  It seemed like a farfetched idea at the time [...]

Diva Entrepreneur Series: Mackey Advisors

By | 2017-05-09T22:11:26+00:00 October 10th, 2012|Categories: Press Room|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

reposted from DivaCFOOctober 10, 2012   Courtesy of DivaCFO We met JJ Ramberg, host of MSNBC’s Your Business, a television show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners, at a conference back in July. To make our Diva Entrepreneur Series extra special, we asked JJ to come up with five questions she would ask you if you were on her show. Today our [...]