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How this “J” Can Help You Make Strategic Decisions Easier

by Tim Fulton, Small Business Matters How often do you get “stuck” on a big strategic decision? If you are like many small business owners, the answer is “too often”. It may be a key employee hire, a capital decision, the purchase of a large fixed asset, or may be a decision to exit the […]

What’s Your Plan for Avoiding Burnout?

by Michael Iverson Working closely with entrepreneurs, I think I can say that most enjoy their work to a high degree.  As a group, they are upbeat and passionate about business.  Most control their workplace environments, their hours of operation, and the people who work with them.  All of those things make coming to work […]

Buffett’s Advice for Financial Success

The “Oracle of Omaha” has created an impressive following of people and his investing results have proven the test of time.  Below are some simple bits of wisdom that I believe are timeless. Never lose money.  Buffet’s rule # 1 is to not lose money.  And his rule #2 is to remember rule #1.  Keep […]

Prioritization: The Foremost Rockefeller Habit for Success

There is a belief that the best way to improve your work productivity is to emulate the habits of someone highly successful. John D. Rockefeller, who founded the Standard Oil Company in 1870 and ran it until 1897, is one of the true titans of American business. And so, the book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits […]

Get a Feel for Your Business by Writing Down the Numbers

In the era of smart phones, smart cars and smart homes, you might feel advice about tracking your business results with an old-school number 2 pencil is a little out of step.  You shouldn’t. There is an old saying: “From lips to pencil tips,” which suggests that by physically writing your key figures you become […]

Solving Your Liquidity Crunch

Sometimes business owners get into difficult situations because they don’t understand the likelihood of crisis and are unprepared when it strikes. One of the most likely kinds of crisis is a liquidity crunch. ​ A liquidity crunch can occur as a result of a customer extending their time to pay you. This event may come […]

How ABC can Help with Your 123s

by Anne Moore Odell Sometimes, it can feel like your hands are tied when it comes to costs—everything from rent and salaries to materials. As you closely examine every line of your company’s income statements looking for ways to cut costs and grow profits, pay particular attention to direct and indirect costs as two levers […]

Want to Lead the Pack? Create a New Category for Your Product

by Michael Iverson Every so often, I am surprised by a company that dramatically changes its industry. And, I wonder to myself: How did they do it? My business reading list this year took me to a business classic called The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing.  The authors, Al Ries and Jack Trout, provided an […]

What is the Best Pricing Strategy for Your Business?

Smart business owners are always looking for ways to increase their business profits as they analyze their income statements. One area businesses can focus on to increase profits is in pricing strategy. Pricing is one of four levers that impact the quality of your profits. (The other strategies include direct cost control, indirect overhead cost […]

Wondering How Your Company Stacks Up Against the Competition?

by Michael Iverson At one time or another, every business owner yearns to see how his or her company stacks up against the competition within the same industry. Comparing a company’s financial performance against that of its peers is likely to provide clues about how to improve the company’s results. For instance, it would be […]