Articles on: Finance

Are You Keeping Your Business Financially Healthy?

It’s the middle of the year and overall most businesses are continuing to ride the current economic growth cycle we’re on.  Weekly, we have clients talk about the challenges of finding employees to fill positions.   Amazon may be taking over the world but all-in-all there are still a lot of small businesses experiencing growth and […]

Pricing: Profit or Pain – What do you choose?

I’ve met with 2 different business owners in the last week and although their situations were wildly different, they both shared a significant challenge.  Despite having been in business for quite a while, both owners were finding running their business to be getting harder over time. Every day was feeling like an uphill slog and […]

Why Should You Focus on Profit?

It has been said, you get what you focus on.   Focus your mind and your efforts towards the things you want and you’re more likely to get them.  This is true in careers, sports, having healthy family relationships, and mastering a new skill or hobby. And in business, it must include focusing on profits. A […]

As a Business Owner, How Much Money Should You Make?

When you’re heads down running your business, it can be really challenging to get some perspective on how things are going…even something as straightforward as how much money you should be making. We presented last week for Enterprise University – our topic was “Do You Own Your Business…or Does Your Business Own You?” (catchy right?). The focus of […]

Does your business have a Salary Cap?

With summer winding down, it’s time for the NFL to kick off. So…do you have a salary cap for your business? You don’t?  Maybe you should…Greg Crabtree is the author of Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits and one of the great ideas in his book is the recommendation that every business should self-impose a […]

Winning Advice #4 – Collections (Getting Paid)!

If your company doesn’t have a handle on getting paid in a timely way, chances are your business will eventually fold, regardless of how great your products or services are.   That was the next message; #4 of 5 on the handwritten outline, thoughtfully drafted by a senior peer of mine at a time when failure […]