Sue Miley

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Christian Business Owners: Save Some, Share Some, Give Some

By Sue Miley / November 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

Business ownership is fraught with internal wars.  Take care of your customers; keep your gross margins strong.  Treat your employees well; work late to finish the job.  Make a profit; pay taxes. It is angels and demons, intuition vs. objectivity, good stewardship vs. generosity. Every year-end, the battle heats up. My pride wants to have […]

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What Keeps You Up At Night

What Keeps You Up At Night

By Sue Miley / October 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

I rarely come across a person who says they “sleep like a rock” all of the time.  Most would say rarely, if ever at all.  We have all had a night or two that we awake in the dark.  And as dark does, it threatens to swallow us whole. Cycling thoughts begin.  Never is it […]

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Christian Business Owners: Take the High Road To A Better Outcome

By Sue Miley / September 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

The real world has a lot of animosity in it.  Personally, politically, and unfortunately, even in churches.  Business owners will definitely have their fair share. That is the only thing fair, in a world where God doesn’t promise us fair. As business owners, we by default accept the role of leader.  And as the leader, […]

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How To Navigate COVID-19 Business Decision Fatigue

By Sue Miley / July 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Most cities have opened back up for business in Phase I or Phase II according to their state’s guidelines.  As everyone has heard ad nauseam, cases are going up in the majority of the states.   We are being told by city officials we aren’t doing it right.   As a small business owner, “right” is a […]

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Why Your Business Vision Results in A Foundation for Success

By Sue Miley / June 3, 2020 / 0 Comments

Some of us are fortunate and get a vision for our business from day one.  Others want to have a business, and begin with what they can do.  They add on services or products they can sell.  Vision or no vision, they need to put food on the table. At some point, without a strong […]

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How To Lead A Confident, Bold, And Strong Re-opening

By Sue Miley / May 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

By the time we lift the stay-at-home order here in Louisiana it will be at least two months of basic physical business shutdown.  Even if you were able to work at home, in most cases, business is still impacted.  Whether it is projects pushed back or lower sales as conservative customers modify their spending.  And, […]

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How To Manage Cashflow With Business Shut Down

By Sue Miley / April 27, 2020 / 1 Comment

Every business owner knows how important cash and cash flow are in business.  At least in theory.  With the statistics of small businesses that close after a year, and the small % that are still in business after 5 and 10 years, the intricacies of how it works and what produces free cash flow, may […]

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Learning from Experience

By Sue Miley / April 14, 2020 / 1 Comment

I want to share first where my learning comes from.   I remember driving to my commute job in New Orleans when we heard the news of the 9-11 terrorist plane crashes.  By the time we got to the restaurant I was managing, we had visual of the second plane crash. Everything seemed to freeze in […]

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