Strategy and Planning

Planning Your Time

Planning Your Time When You Don’t Have Time

By Shelby Thomas / February 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

To be honest, I have never been a big planner. I’m more of a do’er. I thrive in a high production environment and usually feed off getting things done. I think it’s the “stillness” of planning for me. There is nothing to do but sit and think, which to someone who hasn’t reaped the benefits […]

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The Recipe for Overnight Success

The Recipe for Overnight Success

By Jim Miley / January 26, 2021 / 0 Comments

You’ve seen them; those people and businesses that rocket ahead.  They might be your friend who’s climbed the ladder of success with their firm. Or a business in your sphere that just keeps growing; adding customers, building their team, expanding their borders and you think; must be nice… Poof! Overnight success. It’s nice to see […]

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Save Some Share Some Give Some

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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are you running your business or is it running you?

Are You Running Your Business Or Is It Running You?

By Rachel Miley / November 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Your initial reaction may be “of course I’m running my business, it’s all I do!” In which case I would argue that you actually fall in the latter category. As business owners and managers, work is often intimately connected to all areas of life. You dedicate your time, thought, finances, passion and emotional energy to […]

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COVID business policy

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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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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Coronavirus Business Focus: Accounts Receivable

By Sue Miley / March 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

During such a volatile market place and with people staying home and not utilizing your business services or products as normal, we need to do what we can to keep our own business healthy. One area to focus is your accounts receivable. Accounts receivable health translates to cash flow and liquidity. As our customers become […]

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