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Why Climb a Ladder When You can Play on a Jungle Gym?

By |2017-05-09T22:12:40+00:00August 29th, 2013|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

I won't even lie! When I saw that Arianna Huffington was going to be a keynote speaker at Inbound 2013 I decided I had to go to Boston. It isn't very often that you get a chance to be in the presence of such an amazing, fierce and funny lady. Her words were full of wisdom [...]

5 Marketing Metrics Every Business Should Be Tracking

By |2017-05-09T22:12:39+00:00August 27th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Last week I attended HubSpot's 2013 Inbound Conference in Boston, MA. I learned so many things that my head is still spinning, but I think that the biggest takeaway from the week for me was this simple statement (that hit me like a ton of bricks driving back at 1:30am from Dayton), Marketing is the Science [...]

Where are you on the Money vs. Happiness Scale?

By |2017-05-09T22:12:33+00:00July 15th, 2013|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

 “At present, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP.” — Paul Hawken In 2010, two Princeton University professors sought to answer the age-old question, can money buy happiness?  Yes, but only up to $75,000. Their study found that in the United States, beyond $75,000 of personal income participants reported [...]

White House Delays Employer Health Insurance Mandate

By |2013-07-12T15:51:49+00:00July 12th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The White House announced on July 2, 2013, that it would delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act's reporting requirements applicable to large and mid-sized employers and health insurers for one year. As a result, the health insurance mandate applicable to these same employers will not be enforced until 2015. The announcement appeared in separate blog [...]

Mackey Advisors Economic Update

By |2017-05-09T22:12:30+00:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Overall, the U.S. Economy continues to improve but appears to have hit a soft patch.  Some leading indicators were fractionally positive, many stayed more or less the same and a few turned slightly negative.  Additionally, the Fed is providing additional information on its bond buying program, hinting at tapering, but being coy about what metrics beyond [...]

Who Runs the World?

By |2017-05-09T22:12:27+00:00June 19th, 2013|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Yesterday I attended the monthly Goering Center Executive Luncheon to support my mother who was on the panel. The topic up for discussion was “Women Leaders in the Family Business”. The panel included my mother, Mackey McNeill, Robin Sheakley of Sibcy Cline, and Mary Miller, the CEO of Jancoa Janitorial Services. The luncheon was a truly [...]

How to Take a Worry Free Vacation

By |2017-05-09T22:12:29+00:00June 17th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you won a free 30 day vacation to Fiji, could you leave tonight? 99.9% of business owners would have to pass up this vacation of a lifetime simply because their organization is too dependent upon them for survival.  Owning your own business is a high stakes game, and with great risk shouldn’t you also receive [...]

5 Great Support Resources for CEOs

By |2017-05-09T22:12:25+00:00June 4th, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Being a business owner can be lonely business.  If things aren't going according to plan many business owners inadvertently take the stress from the office and let it permeate their home. As the leader, some problems are appropriate for  your employees, but often some problems need to be held close to the vest. You non-business owner friends live [...]

5 Metrics that Could Save Your Business

By |2013-05-22T19:09:51+00:00May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As business owners and managers, we are always searching for ways to improve our business. But too often, we spend an enormous amount of time putting out the fire of the day or hour and not focusing on what matters. All of our knee-jerk reactions to the things we don’t want in our business end up [...]

Irish Twins

By |2017-05-09T22:12:20+00:00May 22nd, 2013|Categories: On Our Minds, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I am the baby in my family. My sibling was born a little less than a year before I was, and we have been inseparable our whole lives. My name is Sarah Grace, my sibling’s name is Mackey Advisors. Our mother, Mackey McNeill, created Mackey Advisors 31 years ago. To this day the smell of a [...]