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Every Business Needs 5 Types of People

By |2019-05-10T19:37:58+00:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

I took a long & very winding path to where I am today. It started when I declared theater as my major in college, then took a 90 degree turn when I was accepted to UC’s DAAP college for Interior Design. During my time there I learned so much about how we build modern structures but [...]

Lost in Translation – Cost Rates

By |2019-05-10T19:04:06+00:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever been in a meeting and half way through felt like you were going to be sick? You learned that something you have been doing for a very long time wasn’t accurate and was causing you to make decisions on misinformation. We recently had this very conversation with a client, however by the time [...]

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 [...]

You’ve Got a Budget…Now What?!

By |2018-12-28T21:34:07+00:00December 26th, 2018|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

As we enter the home stretch of 2018, most small businesses have already begun and finalized the process of putting together their budget for 2019. Time for reflection is over and most organizations are looking forward to 2019 and achieving all their goals. Those small businesses who have a plan for next year have budgeted what [...]

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 [...]

3rd Quarter 2018 | John’s Market Commentary

By |2018-12-28T21:18:21+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

Well, 2018’s third quarter earnings season is history.  It was pretty much a repeat of both the first and second quarters.  The U.S. economy will stay strong in 2019 and inflation will tick-up above 2% and so the U.S. central bank should continue to raise interest rates gradually, New York Fed President John Williams said Tuesday.  [...]

December First Friday at Darkness Brewing

By |2018-06-27T16:12:47+00:00December 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

If you haven’t already heard, our “hometown” of Bellevue, KY  has a fantastic brewery! Join us for First Fridays at Darkness Brewing! If there are two things the Mackey Advisors team is passionate about, it is our clients and supporting other local businesses. In an attempt to blend two of our passions, we are inviting our clients [...]

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 [...]

3rd Quarter Economic Update | November 2018

By |2018-12-28T21:29:34+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

It can’t get a whole lot better in the U.S. job market (or can it?).  The employment situation continues blast through expectations.  The number of Americans losing their jobs and applying for unemployment benefits each week remained near a 49-year low in mid-October, suggesting no visible deterioration in the U.S. labor market. Initial jobless claims, on [...]