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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 promise.   This is ...

    Posted on 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 own? I ...

    Posted on 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 else helps ...

    Posted on 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 is to ...

    Posted on 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 is like ...

    Posted on August 6, 2014 | By : | Categories : Growing Your Business | 0 Comment
  • 3 Things All Business Owners MUST Know About Money

    Look around you – what do you see? Chairs, carpet, a sweet doggie? Each of these things started as a dream – someone had a dream to be the best chair/carpet/dog breeder in the world and to build a business doing it. In fact, I’d be willing to make a large wager that none of those people started their chair/carpet/dog breeder business because they really wanted to crunch numbers, debate the merits of debt v. equity ...

    Posted on June 7, 2014 | By : | Categories : Funding a Business | 1 Comment
  • If Accounting Perplexes You, Have I Got a Book for You…

    Even though I nerd out on money in business, I know that the vast majority of business owners don’t go into business to have unfettered access to spreadsheets. They want to build artisan chairs or run a retail store that provides their community with the best IT in 4 counties. The financial side is kinda like toilet paper that gets stuck to the bottom ...

    Posted on May 27, 2014 | By : | Categories : Business | 0 Comment
  • Why my 1978 VW Bus is like Your Business

    Once upon a time I thought it would be great fun to drive a vintage VW camper bus. It was avocado green and had been purchased by my in-laws brand new in 1978. No one in the family was currently driving it so I volunteered – picturing tooling around town and long surf days at the beach.   Fast forward a few months and I:

    Posted on May 12, 2014 | By : | Categories : Funding a Business | 0 Comment
  • Your Money Personality and Your Business

    In 1991 MC Hammer was gracing the stage with You Can’t Touch This and we minions of the 80s were dutifully wearing 10 yards of material Hammer called parachute pants (one of the many fashion tragedies that defined the 80s).  As a result of being our music hero and defining new fashion inroads, MC Hammer was worth $33 million in 1991.  But just ...

    Posted on April 10, 2014 | By : | Categories : Business | 0 Comment
  • Is Your Next Business Decision “All In”? Should It Be?

    Imagine you’re in an iconic movie scene.  You’re at a poker table in Las Vegas.  Rich tapestry, smooth green felt and fancy drinks.  A stack of chips sits on the table in front of you.  As the cards are dealt your hand looks good.  You feel the adrenaline rush as the moment of truth arrives.  Do you peel off a few from the top ...

    Posted on March 6, 2014 | By : | Categories : Business | 0 Comment
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