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  • Ratios, KPIs & Metrics – Oh My!

    I know that title just lost 80% of the audience. I don’t think even “Ebola is in your bathtub” could be more scary for most – so if this blog post starts you hyperventilating, you’re not alone. Stick with me because you know my gig is to make the tough stuff in business finance understandable and actionable. I won’t let you down. I ...

    Posted at December 1, 2014 | By : | Categories : Business,Growing Your Business | 2 Comments
  • Coach, I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Coach

    If you’re an Olympic gymnast or a Little League baseball player coaching is as natural as orange slices at soccer practice. It’s clear that to go from being a Lego-crazy 8-year-old boy into one that hit and field, you’re going to need some guidance. On the other end of the spectrum, how are you going to bring home the gold without help? For everything else in the middle should you be on your ...

    Posted at November 25, 2014 | By : | Categories : Business | 3 Comments
  • Financial Savvy for Franchises

    If you know me, you know I nerd out on financial savvy for business owners.  After seeing the massive effect of ignoring the financial piece in favor of marketing, SEO or just general hustle, I’m pretty obnoxious about preaching the importance of financial savvy for all business owners no matter their size or industry.   That being said, I love it when someone ...

    Posted at November 11, 2014 | By : | Categories : Growing Your Business | 1 Comment
  • The 6 Building Blocks of Financial Savvy

    Financial savvy – it’s something every business owner wants, but it can be hard to know exactly what it entails. Here are the 6 building blocks: 1. Do the Windows:Gain a Clear View with Good Data You need good information to be financially savvy. Imagine a plate of spaghetti. Those noodles represent your financial transactions, both personal and business. The first step ...

    Posted at September 9, 2014 | By : | Categories : Growing Your Business | 0 Comment
  • Are you ready? It’s time for coaching

    It’s that time of year. The big book publicity push is behind me and our family’s taken our last road trip for the summer - to San Francisco.   Don’t laugh at my hoodie, it was cold!   We’re getting the backpacks and school supplies lined up.   The end of summer can be sad, yes, but everything old is new again. This time of year ...

    Posted at August 6, 2014 | By : | Categories : Growing Your Business | 0 Comment
  • 14 Build a passion business and pursue your dreams with Paula Pant

    Download MP3 Find in iTunes Paula Pant is just plain delightful, a rebel with a cause.  And, although it is uncommon to call somebody who specializes in financial savvy "delightful", her passion for prioritizing and living her life to the fullest is truly inspiring. She joins us to tell her rebellious tale of starting her own business by the age of 27 and traveling ...

    Posted at July 17, 2014 | By : | Categories : Podcast | 2 Comments
  • 13 Accounting Made Understandable with Darrell Mullis

    Download MP3 Find in iTunes Darrell Mullis of Stratactics is a communication and finance guru and a financial trainer for nonfinancial professionals who has a very unique way of teaching and spreading his wisdom. Coming from a civil engineering background, and having run his own successful construction firm, he realized that engineering school didn't teach him much about finance. ...

    Posted at July 10, 2014 | By : | Categories : Podcast | 1 Comment
  • 12 Importance of self-care with Elena Lipson

    Download MP3 Find in iTunes On the surface, Elena Lipson's message seems simple. She wants us all to take good care. She's a self-care mentor and strategist who runs programs, courses, and retreats that teach women entrepreneurs how to take care of their most important asset: themselves. But is self-care really that simple? As business people, mothers, and jills-of-all-trades, it is surprising how quickly we ...

    Posted at July 3, 2014 | By : | Categories : Podcast | 0 Comment
  • 11 The ins and outs of business networking with Dave Delaney

    Download MP3 Find in iTunes Dave Delaney is an author, consultant, and keynote speaker on digital marketing, social media strategy, and business networking. He also has a book out called New Business Networking, which explores online and off-line tools, tips, and techniques to grow your professional network, your business, and your career. So does new networking mean that we throw out the rules and traditions ...

    Posted at June 26, 2014 | By : | Categories : Podcast | 0 Comment
  • 10 Growth without debt and learning as you grow

    Download MP3 Find in iTunes We all have so much to learn from Hy Ryan, a family man who, from a very early age learned the value of hard work. Growing up on a farm with entrepreneurial parents, he went on to become a diesel mechanic, got a job with John Deere for a while and worked on the construction side of things. When the ...

    Posted at June 19, 2014 | By : | Categories : Podcast | 0 Comment
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