Focus on Management for True Strategic Advantage

Management struggles with a really unsexy brand. Sure, it might require a focused effort, a refined process, and it can be hard work, but ultimately…

The Secret to Growing Your Business

I think it’s safe to say that every business owner wants to experience real, rapid, and sustainable growth for their company. How to do that…

Making Plans Is The Key To Accomplishing Goals

Cliché as it may be, the start of the new year means we naturally set resolutions. We look ahead, hoping to achieve those things we’ve…

Why You Need a Business Valuation (even if you don’t plan on selling soon)

A few weeks ago, the local county tax assessor sent appraisal staff through the neighborhood.  They poked around the back yard, took some measurements, and…

3 Steps for Setting and Achieving Your Business Goals

Smart business leaders understand that setting goals is a critical first step in growing their businesses in the right direction.  But what that direction is,…

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: How to maintain your focus and stop floundering.

You can probably remember the exact moment the idea for your company emerged.  It was your “aha moment”, a split second when your dream was…

7 Root Causes of Delegation Issues

If DIY is your CEO mantra, you’re doing it wrong. A manager’s role is two-fold: to increase productivity and to raise up the next generation…

Marketing Metrics – the CPAs Point of View

In March we had Kathleen Ritz, CEO of Ritz Marketing, in to talk to our clients about the impact of Social Media on a typical…

When Will the Economy Recover?

I follow a few different economists – being in Charlotte and all. One that I follow that doesn’t work for the big banks is Alan…

Strategic Planning – It’s About the Balance

On a weekly basis I read about four to five different blogs, one of which is the Harvard Business Review blog. As I was getting…