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Is It Your People or Your Process?

By |2018-06-26T19:03:27+00:00March 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 [...]

Change is Hard. 4 Ways to Make It Easier

By |2018-02-21T15:07:31+00:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

My favorite W. Edwards Deming quote is “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” If you work in an entrepreneurial business like I do, then you know that change is a constant. Some changes are big, like adding a new service offering. Some are small, like leveraging an existing technology to streamline a [...]

Interest Rates Decrease Slightly on Federal Student Loans

By |2017-05-09T22:13:35+00:00August 13th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The federal government pays the interest on subsidized Stafford Loans while the student is in school, during the six-month grace period after graduation, and during any loan deferment periods. With unsubsidized Stafford Loans, the student pays the interest during these periods. Eligibility for subsidized Stafford Loans is based on financial need, as determined by the federal [...]

Student Loan Delinquencies on the Rise

By |2017-05-09T22:13:26+00:00March 11th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

In its Q4 2014 Household Debt and Credit Report, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted that the student loan delinquency rate is worsening. You can read the full report here. According to the report, student loan debt increased by $31 billion from Q3 2014 to Q4 2014, with outstanding student loan balances now standing [...]

The myRA Retirement Accounts are Now a Reality

By |2015-01-27T13:40:22+00:00January 27th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Way back in February 2014, I penned a blog about a new option for workers whose employers did not have a workplace savings plan. It was dubbed the myRA and was designed as a starter savings account. President Obama discussed the new savings option in his State of the Union Address last year and the U.S. Treasury [...]

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14 Ways to Survive the Holidays Without Breaking the Bank

By |2017-05-09T22:13:23+00:00October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Anyone who knows me well is aware of the fact that I go a little overboard during the holidays. I overload on movies like Elf, A Muppets Christmas Carol, and A Christmas Story. I have the Pandora Holiday station churning out one-hit wonders, and old standards. It is also not uncommon to see my best friend [...]

Client Spotlight — dooley media

By |2017-05-09T22:13:13+00:00August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Matthew Dooley is Founder and CEO of dooley media, a boutique agency that helps clients leverage social media to grow their business. dooley media specializes in social media strategy development, execution, measurement and education.  Matthew started dooley media because he saw an opportunity for businesses of all sizes -  especially SMBs – to use social media [...]

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Client Spotlight — HealthWorks

By |2017-05-09T22:13:11+00:00June 24th, 2014|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Denise Flickner is founder and sole owner of HealthWorks. HealthWorks is a full-service, on-site wellness partner for organizations looking to lower healthcare costs, create a healthier workforce, and track the impact of their wellness program. Denise is a AFTA certified personal trainer and has a BS in Dietetics. Denise founded HealthWorks on the premise that people can [...]

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If It Were a Snake It Would Have Bit Me:

By |2017-05-09T22:13:12+00:00June 18th, 2014|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

As many of you know, I am the one-man-band of Mackey Advisors when it comes to branding, marketing, and communications in general. For the last few months I have felt stuck. It was like all of the sudden there was a storm cloud over my creativity, and I couldn’t produce anything worthwhile. I chalked this up [...]

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Design vs. Force — Is Time on Your Side?

By |2017-05-09T22:13:10+00:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: |

I am currently listening to “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek. Yes, I now listen to business books on tape because I am a business DORK! Anyway, he told a story about some American car manufacturers that went to Japan to learn from their wildly successful automobile assembly line. Apparently, in America, the last pieces to [...]