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Can Bookkeeping “Spark Joy”?

By |2019-01-31T15:45:33+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

With the new year brings a fresh start for many people.  A time to put the prior year behind you and begin the new year with a clean slate.  It is also a time to look at how you have been doing things so that you don’t repeat the same thing again. I am 5 episodes [...]

The Power of Asking a Stupid Question

By |2019-02-05T23:39:02+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

When you were young, your teacher said, “there are no stupid questions.”  You believed her once. Raised your hand and asked a question. Then at recess your classmates teased you unmercifully.  You made up your mind then and there, you were done with asking questions in public. Now you are an adult, a business owner.  You’ve [...]

Light a Fire Under 2019 | 6 Simple Steps

By |2018-12-28T21:21:59+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Whether you’ve knocked 2018 out of the ball park or you are tired of being disappointed at year end. If you want to make 2019 better, this article is for you. The biggest opportunity entrepreneurs miss isn’t the next sale. It is strategically building a healthy bottom line. Why?  Because the most obvious first step is [...]

To Niche or Not Niche

By |2018-11-30T21:12:47+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

You’ve heard it a million times. You hear the word niche and think “Oh that sounds great, but I can’t simply choose only one because I love working with all of my clients.” Then you brush it off and never think about it again. It is typically our emotions that prevent us from actually looking at [...]

Document Retention Guidelines

By |2018-10-31T17:41:37+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

It is hard to believe that we will soon be saying “goodbye” to the Year 2018!  With the closing of the year usually comes the time to think about purging items in order to make room for new things.  There are guidelines to take into consideration before you begin to just throw items away. Businesses are [...]

The 4 Ways To Grow Your Business

By |2018-09-21T17:52:26+00:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Here at Mackey Advisors we have a “4 ways to grow your business” tool.  In a recent client coaching session, while using this tool, we arrived at 52 different strategies to grow the business.  After considering the complexity and time to market, we determined there are 3 strategies that could be implemented immediately.  Just those 3 [...]

Stop the Distractions!

By |2018-08-31T13:55:30+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Distractions are everywhere. Plain and simple. Everyone has them. Whether it be issues in our personal lives, constantly reading through the barrage of emails, hiring and on-boarding that new hire or finding the perfect office space. We like to think that these distractions are minimal, but often, they are much more than we ever anticipated. Distractions [...]

Benefits of Proper Inventory Management

By |2018-07-25T20:35:19+00:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

For some businesses, inventory can be one of their largest assets and/or their largest expense.  Poor inventory management can make or break a bottom line.  Below are some benefits of proper inventory management: Improves cash flow: Purchasing inventory decreases cash.  When inventory sits on the shelf too long it is basically cash not working for you.  [...]

The Wonderful World of Sales Commissions

By |2018-06-27T12:06:13+00:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Congratulations, you have done it!!! Your business is taking off, and the demands on your time have taken you to the point where you no longer have the capacity to manage all aspects of your business, specifically adding top line revenue growth at a meaningful rate. To take your organization to the next level, you know [...]

Optimism & Data

By |2018-06-28T13:43:12+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“When you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.” - Byron Katie Optimism is essential for an entrepreneur.  Your ability to see possibility propels you into business. In tough times, it is what keeps you in the game. As an optimist your attention is on tomorrow, on the next opportunity, on the [...]