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Get Rhythm? Why Rhythm is as Important as Accuracy in Your Financial Reporting

By |2018-02-07T22:04:36-05:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you want to meet or exceed your company goals?  Then you have got to Get Rhythm! Johnny Cash sang about rhythm in his famous song, Get Rhythm.  It starts out, “Get Rhythm when you get the blues.”  Even better, get rhythm and avoid the blues! I have always been a proponent of setting big goals. [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 1 | 2018

By |2018-01-10T18:39:10-05:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

 The New Year is a natural time for reflection and goal setting.  Perhaps 2017 was so exciting you raised the bar on what you now believe is possible.  Or perhaps 2017 was filled with challenges and you are relieved it is over.  Regardless of your experience, the turning of the clock gives you a chance [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 12 | 2017

By |2017-12-28T16:37:40-05:00December 14th, 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 [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 11 | 2017

By |2017-11-08T17:09:41-05:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Your business is your largest asset. It has the single most impact on: How you live How you retire How much fun you can afford What kind of home you live in How you educate your children What kind of medical care you receive In other words, it is a pretty big deal. Are you treating [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 10 | 2017

By |2017-10-12T16:03:46-04:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

When I speak with fellow business owners this time of year, they often talk to me about how they are either landing or missing their current annual goals. I love those conversations, but for me personally, my most important thoughts in October are about planning for next year.   There is nothing more exciting than the creation [...]

5 Power Keys of Scorecarding

By |2017-09-15T16:02:30-04:00September 15th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Everyone likes to keep score.  We all have an innate desire to succeed. Those two facts, coupled with putting the right data into the hands of the right people in a timely way, can transform your business. We have often heard the adage, when it comes to real estate, what is important is location, location, location.  [...]

8 Paths to a Prosperous Mindset

By |2017-08-31T21:27:54-04:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Accounting and finance is all about the numbers.  Or is it? Getting the right data to the right people at the right time is critical to making informed, impactful decisions in your company.  This is an unbendable truth. Yet we have all had experiences where we’ve done everything right and things did not turn out as [...]

CEOs Deserve Summer Fun

By |2017-07-12T18:17:03-04:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a young business owner with a family, oh how I wanted summer freedom!  Even just a little bit!  My desire to go have fun with my daughter was one more thing to fit into my already crazy days. As the household breadwinner, and entrepreneur I had so many responsibilities.  I was busy working in, not [...]

Are You Wired For Profit?

By |2017-06-14T18:53:55-04:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Calling all over-worked, superhero business owners! Take a moment and use these lazy days of summer for going to the pool, fishing, sitting on the porch with a cold beer and taking a dive into your financials! Your bottom line funds your retirement, your family vacations, your kids’ college, your home.. wait a minute… everything that [...]

6 Financial Tasks Business Owners Should Give Up

By |2017-05-30T18:50:21-04:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

You’ve got the drive.  You have the motivation.  You will do anything to succeed.  No task ever stands in your way, but perhaps it should.  The very talents that allow you to be a business owner mean there are tasks for which you are simply not a good fit.  By doing them anyway, you hurt your [...]