One of my favorite books is one by Mike Michalowicz. The title is Profit First. The concept is really pretty simple. Pay yourself first and then use what’s left over to run your business. As simple as you think this is, in practice it requires great discipline. There is something that I think can be added to this book that will bring you even more value. And, that’s understanding what profit needs to be used for. I often find owners aren’t … [Read more...]
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I love to ask the following question to business owners, what is the greatest asset your company has? I hear all sorts of answers and sometimes I even get the answer I'm looking for. Sometimes the answer is what I consider correct, but it's just lip service and the person who is saying it doesn't really act like it's true. You see, the biggest asset your company has is your employees, and that's what today's video is about. Today I'm going to … [Read more...]
There are lots of times people will ask me how he came to have the stuff I know about what it takes for a private business to become economically and personally sustainable. Take a few minutes and I'll tell you some stories about where I came from and how I ended up being totally obsessed with what it takes for a privately held business, especially a blue-collar one, to become economically and personally … [Read more...]
If you read the business press you would think the only business that’s worth anything are those in the tech space. I almost never work with folks in that world. My clients and the people I love working with are those who own blue collar businesses. In today’s video I want to talk about what a blue collar business is and what makes them so special. Transcript If you read the business press, you would think the only business … [Read more...]
I’ve recently been reading Islands of Profits in a Sea of Red Ink by Jonathan Byrnes …. The premise of the book is that we leave tons of profit on the table because we don’t pay attention and focus on what drives profitability from our clients. It’s a pretty complicated book but the simplified version is you need to track the profitability of both your customers and product lines you have. Doing so will allow you to focus on the customers who … [Read more...]