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Do You Take Time To Just Think?

thinking resized 600We spend way too much time doing and not enough time thinking.  It seems the mantra in the US is ready - fire - aim.  I know that I’m guilty of this and I bet you might be also.

The art of thinking is like the art of listening.  Both are things we in the US need to get better at.

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Topics: operationally irrelevant, business coaching, communication


Don’t Let Your Company Become Obsolete

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Topics: operationally irrelevant, business coaching, innovation, passive ownership


Exit Planning Is A Process And Not A Destination

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Topics: operationally irrelevant, for business owners, exit planning, business exit planning, passive ownership, exit readiness


Five Things About Passive Ownership You Need To Know

moving into passive ownership I spend a lot of time talking with my Clients about relationship management and their business.  In our wealth management for business owners program one of our modules is how to implement and use a passive ownership program to keep enjoying the cash flow from your business.

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Topics: operationally irrelevant, for business owners, passive ownership


7 Reasons A Rent A CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Might Make Sense

Rent a CFOMost of our Clients are relatively small (under $10,000,000 in sales per year).  As a result they often don’t have sophisticated financial reporting or analysis in their company.  In fact, many of them don’t even have bookkeepers that can provide them with accurate numbers.

In addition, I often find that our business owner Clients don’t have the ability and have never learned how to read their complete financial statements.  Most of them can read their profit and loss statement; some understand their balance sheet and almost none can explain their cash flow statement.  And, I think of all the reports a private business owner can get, the cash flow statement is the most important.

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Topics: rent a cfo, operationally irrelevant, enterprise value, passive ownership, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), KPI


How do you become operationally irrelevant?

Operationally Irrelevant
One of my favorite blogs is John Warrillow’s called built to sell.  I always find his questions and ideas interesting.

In his most recent entry he is asking the question about whether having a number two is a good thing or should you build a strong senior management team.  My answer is you should do both.

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Topics: operationally irrelevant, enterprise value, business exit planning, passive ownership, succession planning


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