Strategy and Planning

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 / Comments Off on Coronavirus Business Focus: Accounts Receivable

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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4 Questions to Guide Your Next Project

By Shelby Thomas / November 7, 2019 / Comments Off on 4 Questions to Guide Your Next Project

It’s hard to believe, but we are approaching the end of 2019. Every year is filled with wins and losses, lessons learned, and inspiration for the future. At Crossroads, we’ve had one of our busiest years ever, which has brought new challenges along with its accomplishments. Things aren’t showing any signs of slowing down, so […]

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The Best Way to Achieve Aggressive Growth Goals

By Sue Miley / August 22, 2019 / Comments Off on The Best Way to Achieve Aggressive Growth Goals

Why can’t you double your business in a year, maybe two?  Even if the economy is down or your industry is down, can you be expected to grow?  And is it realistic to think we can have year after year positive growth? My answer to all of these questions is “yes you can”! We are […]

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What To Do When Setbacks Happen

By Sue Miley / June 5, 2019 / Comments Off on What To Do When Setbacks Happen

Setbacks happen, and in some strange way they usually take us by surprise.  I guess that is part of the definition.  If we have a setback, we must have been moving forward.  The faster our positive traction, the more jarring the setback. Losing a big customer can feel like starting over. An employee of talent […]

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Do You Manage Sales Strategy or Sales Activity?

By Jim Miley / March 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Do You Manage Sales Strategy or Sales Activity?

As we head into the first turn of 2019 and our first quarter results transition to second quarter objectives, let’s talk sales.  Healthy sales growth just makes a lot of things better.  When sales are booming, you can steam roll other issues with the brute strength of cash making strong sales performance is a great […]

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What the Facebook/Instagram Crash Can Show Us About Our Businesses

By Rachel Miley / March 14, 2019 / Comments Off on What the Facebook/Instagram Crash Can Show Us About Our Businesses

Yesterday Twitter got a lot of action when Facebook and Instagram servers had outages for most of the day. Tweets were flying with the hashtag #FacebookDown. Normal functioning seems to have returned to both sites as of Thursday morning- so if you missed it, all is restored and fair-weather Twitter users have likely returned to […]

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