We are now on 100% renewable energy!

By |2020-03-11T14:56:02-04:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

We do not just focus on financial prosperity…we focus on environmental prosperity, too.   In an effort to truly model the need for a more sustainable operation, we will begin the transition this week to 100% renewable energy with the installation of a solar panel system on the roof of our Bellevue Kentucky office. The savings here [...]

3 Things You Need to Know that Make 80% of Financial Statements Worthless

By |2020-03-06T15:15:27-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|

I have reviewed thousands of small-business financial statements in my career. More than eight in ten are pretty much worthless. The financials produced are generally riddled with errors and unusable for decision-making purposes. While the financials may look reasonable, when you dig in, the data is inaccurate. Garbage in, garbage out. When you build a home, you begin [...]

How Entrepreneurs Prosper

By |2017-05-09T22:14:06-04:00February 9th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 book [...]

Client Spotlight — Mach III Clutch, Inc.

By |2017-06-27T20:18:59-04:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Mach III Clutch, Inc. is a manufacturer of clutches and brakes that are used in the drive systems of industrial machinery. These products, fundamentally, transfer motion from one rotating component, such as a motor, to another, such as a conveyor belt. They also prevent motion when it is not needed or desired.  The company occupies a niche [...]

November 1 Kicks Off Open Enrollment for Health Marketplaces

By |2016-10-26T17:59:17-04:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Beginning November 1, 2016, individuals (including their families) may apply for new health insurance or switch to a different health-care plan through a Health Insurance Marketplace. The open enrollment period ends January 31, 2017. Individuals can use Health Insurance Marketplaces to compare health plans for benefits and price, and select a plan that fits their needs. [...]

Hiring a Professional Consultant: The Real Cost

By |2017-05-09T22:14:04-04:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Hiring a professional consultant is a big decision. Adding capacity, expertise and value are all great benefits when taking the next step forward. However, many business owners only focus on one thing when it comes to hiring a professional: the price tag. The price of hiring a professional is very important as you want to be [...]

Why Planning is Important

By |2017-05-09T22:14:05-04:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

If you have spent any significant time with the Mackey Advisors team, you have probably realized that we sometimes sound like a broken record when it comes to the concept of “planning”.  That is because almost every new client we work with, we continue to reinforce this huge importance. Often that importance is not just placed [...]

Ask Mackey | Say No to Micromanagement

By |2016-10-12T16:52:11-04:00October 12th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

https://vimeo.com/187036559/settings/embed 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.  [...]

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins October 15, 2016

By |2017-05-09T22:14:00-04:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Medicare open enrollment period allows you to make changes to your current plan.  What is the Medicare open enrollment period? The Medicare open enrollment period is the time during which people with Medicare can make new choices and pick plans that work best for them. Each year, Medicare plans typically change what they cost and cover. [...]