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Do You Listen or Just Hear?

By |2019-05-10T18:56:15+00:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and thought, “are they really listening to me or are they just nodding their head in agreement?”  It is also frustrating to have someone lend a response before you have even finished your thought.  It makes me wonder, are they just hearing me or are they actually listening? [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ask Mackey Episode 10 | 2018

By |2018-10-09T21:00:32+00:00October 9th, 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 are on [...]