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Metrics that Matter: Curing Data Overwhelm

By |2017-05-09T22:11:48+00:00February 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+00:00January 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 [...]

Cross Country & Business Success

By |2017-05-09T22:11:22+00:00September 20th, 2012|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m sure you can quickly come up with a few parallels even if you never followed or participated in the sport. For example, just like cross country runners, business owners and employees have to adapt to different terrain, set a competitive pace, endure through hard times and of course, go for the win.  Although it may [...]

The Basics of Business

By |2012-08-23T18:26:16+00:00August 23rd, 2012|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We have been enjoying our first few weeks in our new office in Bellevue and one of the perks of moving to the new area is we have a fresh selection of places to satisfy our hunger pangs when lunch time rolls around.  This past week a few of us walked to a local sandwich shop [...]

Business Vision

By |2012-07-19T13:35:26+00:00July 19th, 2012|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few months ago I was fortunate to spend an evening at the Monet exhibit that a client hosted at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  There was one landscape that drew me in due to its depth when viewed from about 20 feet away.  When I moved as close to the painting as the curator allowed (I [...]

A Picture is Worth 10,000 Numbers!

By |2012-07-19T13:27:44+00:00July 19th, 2012|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever made a bad decision? One that cost you more than you would like to remember? Something as simple as a graph could have saved you from the frustration and pain! Most business owners use some type of forecasting model to help them make decisions that will affect the future of their business.  Too [...]

Are you a CEO or an Activity Junkie?

By |2012-06-21T17:27:57+00:00June 21st, 2012|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Studies show that 80% of your bottom line is a function of just one thing, executing with focus on a clear business strategy.   However, most CEO’s are so busy with email, phone calls, and interruptions they have little or no time for strategy.  We allow ourselves to become activity junkies! It is easy to be [...]

From the Archives: Business First!

By |2012-04-19T16:24:55+00:00April 19th, 2012|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Excerpt from the May 2008 Mackey Advisors Newsletter Take care of your business and your business will take care of you. Obvious?  Of course.  Sounds like common sense.  But this simple concept is not always easy to practice and here’s why:  Putting the business first often means putting you, the business owner, last.  I was advising [...]

The 6 Essentials of Being Nimble

By |2017-05-09T22:11:09+00:00March 15th, 2012|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

In mid-January I ran into an old friend, a master marketing person.  We chatted for a bit and then I went out on a limb and asked him a simple question, “I want to dramatically grow my business.  Will you share your success with me?”  Over a 3 hour lunch, he gave me lots of food [...]

Tips for Improving your Financial Statements

By |2012-03-15T19:38:11+00:00March 15th, 2012|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Reliable financial statements are a CEO’s friend because they give you critical data on how the business is doing.  Whether you use QuickBooks or other accounting software, the way your accounts are set up and the way you record transactions can have an impact on your ability to manage your business.  Here are some tips for [...]

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