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6 Financial Questions Every CEO Must be Able to Answer

By |2017-05-09T22:11:58+00:00March 27th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 1. What are the leading Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in this business? Many CEO’s try to manage their business by only reviewing their P&L.  This is a disaster in the making, it would be akin to driving coast to coast looking in the rear view mirror.  In this fast paced world, you need to be nimble [...]

Mackey Advisors Economic Update

By |2017-05-09T22:11:57+00:00March 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+00:00February 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 [...]

Take Charge of Your Business in any Environment

By |2012-11-27T16:01:30+00:00November 27th, 2012|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As business owners, way too much energy is spent fighting economic cycles.   Cycles cannot be controlled any more than the seasons.  Time and energy is better spent, understanding and learning to work with economic cycles.  Think about it this way, there is a time for everything.  Spring is a time for planting tomatoes.  If you ignore [...]

A Simple Formula to Achieve your Goals

By |2012-10-18T14:32:40+00:00October 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 [...]

Conservation is a must for Prosperity

By |2017-05-09T22:11:30+00:00October 18th, 2012|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Here is an English lesson for today . . . Conservation by definition is “Preservation or restoration from loss, damage or neglect”; Prosperity is “The condition of . . . having success, flourishing, being well-off”.  That being said, one can see that in order to realize prosperity, conservation is needed.  Whether you are choosing to conserve [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]