Strategy and Planning

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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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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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4 Questions to Guide Your Next Project

By Shelby Thomas / November 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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