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  • 3 entrepreneur milestones
    Listen to the podcast here: Context is everything. If you are trying to build a valuable business you should know what milestone you are working towards. Tune in today as Dylan walks through 3 basic milestones that every entrepreneur should be aware of. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Why do I want a valuable business?
    Listen to the podcast here: Has anyone ever asked you why you started a business? Have you ever asked yourself how much is enough? Tune in today as Dylan shares some thoughts about your business and its value. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • What makes a business valuable?
    Listen to the podcast here: Have you ever wondered what makes a business valuable? Tune in today as Dylan shares some insights about how you can work towards maximizing the value of your business. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Why does my business value suck?
    Listen to the podcast here: Every entrepreneur thinks their business is worth more than it actually is. Tune in today as Dylan talks about the importance of using business valuation as a tool to help you discover the questions you should be trying to answer. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Virgin Australia did it and you may want to.
    Listen to the podcast here: Is your business running out of runway? Could you use some space or a short break from your creditors? Tune into today to hear how Virgin Australia took advantage of an option that many entrepreneurs may want to consider. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Take a page from Apple
    Listen to the podcast here: Do you think every one is your customer? You may want to think again. Tune into today to discover what it means to focus on finding and serving your best customers. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Bezos took some money off the table ($10B). How about you?
    Listen to the podcast here: Getting into business is easy. Running a business is hard. Taking money out of a business can be very hard. Tune into today to discover some tactics you can use to make sure you are in a position to take some money off the table. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond has a plan. Do you?
    Listen to the podcast here: Need some direction on how to position your business for success right now? Bed, Bath and Beyond has a plan for how they are going to improve their stock price and their strategy can be used by any entrepreneur looking for an example of how to plan for the (uncertain) … Continue reading Bed, Bath and Beyond has a plan. Do you?
  • How do I start?
    Listen to the podcast here: Are you looking to start a business? Do you have questions about how to set yourself up for success? Tune in today as Dylan provides some answers that can be used by new and seasoned entrepreneurs. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Your financial statements in 15 minutes
    Listen to the podcast here: Having a basic understanding of your financial statements can have a profound impact on how you see your business and the decisions you make. Tune in today to discover some simple rules of thumb to follow. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Every business is a start-up right now
    Listen to the podcast here: If your business has managed to make it through the past six months, today’s podcast may give you some insights into how your business can make it through the next six months. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Work from a position of strength
    Listen to the podcast here: Do you want to reach your goals? Tune in today as Dylan shares his thoughts on how to balance dreams and reality to get the results you want. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • You matter and so does your business
    Listen to the podcast here: Why do you matter? Why does your business matter? Tune in today as Dylan shares his thoughts on a perspective that you may not have considered. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • What is your conversion rate?
    Listen to the podcast here: You think you know but you probably don’t. Tune in today as Dylan shares some insights on conversion rates and why it’s worth the work to figure out the basic ones in your business. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • When you look back
    Listen to the podcast here: It may not make sense today, but down the road it will. Tune in today as Dylan shares his experience with taking one day at a time and trusting that the outcome will take care of itself. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • It’s not fair
    Listen to the podcast here: It’s not fair. It’s not my fault. These words have been said by many entrepreneurs. Tune in today as Dylan shares his excuses and discusses why you need to get over them sooner rather than later. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Patience pays
    Listen to the podcast here: Many entrepreneurs want to chase shiny things and new ideas. Tune in today as Dylan chats about what it means to be patient and how it can help your business if you are. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • 4 questions to keep you focused
    Listen to the podcast here: In the midst of chaos it can be helpful to know where to find stability. Tune in and discover some simple questions you can ask yourself to stay focused each day. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Can your business afford you?
    Listen to the podcast here: Can your business afford to pay you, the entrepreneur, once a year? If not, that might be a good place to start if you are looking to work “on” your business instead of “in” your business. Tune in and discover some simple principles that can get you moving in the … Continue reading Can your business afford you?
  • Break your business
    Listen to the podcast here: What do you have to lose by trying to change something in your business? Nothing. You may discover a new strategy or tactic that will ensure your business thrives during these tough times. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • The secret to sales
    Listen to the podcast here: Every one knows that the secret to sales is building a relationship with your customer but to build a good relationship, there is one thing you must be focused on. Tune in and find out what it is. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • When the magic is gone
    Listen to the podcast here: When you run out of inspiration and you can see that your team running on fumes, what do you do? Tune in and discover some steps you can take to find the magic again. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Someone else’s shoes
    Listen to the podcast here: There are lots of changes happening right now and there may be a very subtle change happening in your business that you haven’t seen yet. Tune in to find out what it is and what opportunity you may have because of it. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • 10 years in 10 months
    Listen to the podcast here: What did you think your business would look like in 10 years before COVID hit? Chances are you might already be in the process of taking those future strategies and ideas into account today. Tune in to find out how you can accelerate your results right now using this simple … Continue reading 10 years in 10 months
  • Crushed by debt? What can you do?
    Listen to the podcast here: GNC loses more than $185MM in revenue and gets crushed by $1B in debt. A familiar story for any entrepreneur running a business today. What can you do? Tune in to find out. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • I bought a boat
    Listen to the podcast here: Many entrepreneurs spend money on people and resources that they don’t know how to manage or use. Tune in today and see if you have some “boats” in your business that you need to get rid of. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Do this every day to increase your sales
    Listen to the podcast here: Need more sales? Discover one thing you can do every day that is guaranteed to increase your sales. Tune in and find out what it is. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Do you need money to make money?
    Listen to the podcast here: Are you looking for a banker, lender or investor to fund your business? You probably don’t need them. Tune in and find out why. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Something has to give
    Listen to the podcast here: Is your business generating sales but not profit? There may be a simple reason why. Tune in to find out what every entrepreneur should know about their business. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • 2/2 It’s not what you think.
    Listen to the podcast here: Part 2! Feeling stuck right now? Having a hard time generating sales or converting customers? Tune in as Dylan shares some thoughts about how to think about the products/services your business offers. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • 1/2 It’s not what you think.
    Listen to the podcast here: Feeling stuck right now? Having a hard time generating sales or converting customers? Tune in as Dylan shares some thoughts about how to think about the products/services your business offers. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Calm before the storm. Are you ready?
    Listen to the podcast here: Tune in as Dylan shares some thoughts about what might happen over the next few months and how you might want to think about the impact potential events may have to your business. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • 5 ways to supercharge your sales
    Listen to the podcast here: Need to breathe new life into your sales program or create a new one? Tune it as Dylan shares 5 things that will help you boost the sales and marketing activities in your business. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • You still have to pay it back
    Listen to the podcast here: Are you considering taking money from the government or deferring payments? Tune it as Dylan shares his thoughts on loading up your balance sheet with additional obligations. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • 5 questions to ask right now
    Listen to the podcast here: Need something to focus on right now other than the current state of affairs? Tune it as Dylan shares 5 questions you could be answering now to help you make sure your business is ready when the market settles down. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Overcome negativity with creativity
    Listen to the podcast here: Stuck feeling negative about everything going on right now? Tune it as Dylan shares a principle that has helped him get through some tough moments. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • Many small business owners are desperately trying to solve these 10 serious problems right now
    Small businesses are the foundation of the economy with owners coordinating people and resources to provide solutions to problems in the market. The balance that small business owners need to keep is a precarious one because having people without resources, or resources without people, means that no business can function properly. By most accounts, more … Continue reading Many small business owners are desperately trying to solve these 10 serious problems right now
  • One day at a time. One decision at a time.
    Listen to the podcast here: Need perspective right now? Tune in and listen to Dylan shares five (5) tips for getting through a tough moment. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 03/17/2020
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. What is your competitive advantage? (4:28) 2. Is what you are doing working? (11:53) 3. $3 Billion dollar Rockstar (17:33)
  • What a down market means for your business
    Listen to the podcast here: Are you worried about what is happening in the market right now and how it will impact your business? Tune in to discover some things you should know. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 03/10/2020
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. Is your business right sized? (2:45) 2. Get busy executing (9:44) 3. What is your business good at? Double down on that. (13:54) 4. Cut your losses so you can win. (19:18) 5. Pull … Continue reading News #entrepreneurs experience – 03/10/2020
  • Hang on and be the last one standing
    Listen to the podcast here: Having a tough time figuring if your business will make it? Here is a strategy to help you stay focused. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 03/03/2020
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. What is the easiest goal you can set? (3:02) 2. Growing your business is a good thing right? (10:35) 3. Eventually something connects (17:38) 4. If you can’t beat them, copy them (23:08)
  • It’s always a yes
    Listen to the podcast here: Here’s how you can easily access financing for your business. Ready to do the work? DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 02/25/2020
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. Everything changes. Always be ready. (2:57) 2. How keeping things simple can help your sales (7:30) 3. Who’s better than your business? (13:15) 4. What is your business re-investing in? (17:30)
  • Get your failures out of the way
    Listen to the podcast here: Why is it important to fail fast? Why is it important to make mistakes quickly and move on? Tune in today to find out. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 02/18/2020
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. Does your business compete on price? Maybe it shouldn’t. 2. You can’t discount your way to profit. 3. Zig when other zag. 4. How can you easily find new customers? 5. Why is being … Continue reading News #entrepreneurs experience – 02/18/2020
  • Bankers talk a different language (or do they?)
    Listen to the podcast here: Is your business looking for financing? Are you frustrated with the conversations you are having with banks, lenders and investors?  DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 02/11/2020
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. Just say “I’m sorry” 2. What worked then probably doesn’t work now. 3. ExxonMobil’s value drops $184 billion. Even the best stumble. 4. Apple vs. Swiss – you can always do more. 5. A … Continue reading News #entrepreneurs experience – 02/11/2020
  • Fix, Fund and Grow your business.
    Listen to the podcast here: Learn more about how Bridge Capital is helping entrepreneurs fix, fund and grow their business through its bridgeCAP Account. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 02/04/2020
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. Remember when your business was self-funding? Elon does. (03:42) 2. Every entrepreneur is betting on the future. (08:33) 3. Sometimes the magic runs out. (14:58) 4. Tim’s is going back to basics. Should you? (20:12)
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 01/29/2020
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. Like Netflix & Chill Ice Cream your business may have an obvious opportunity.  (02:38) 2. Are your profits a Ferrari or a Mercedes-Benz? (07:16) 3. Little Caesars leverages DoorDash to win marketshare. (13:40) 4. A bad decision and $200MM … Continue reading News #entrepreneurs experience – 01/29/2020
  • Games of inches
    Listen to the podcast here: What small steps are you taking on a regular consistent basis to get your business to where you want it to be? DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 01/21/2020
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. People matter. Taco Bell to pay managers $100K per year. (03:03) 2. Learn from your mistakes and adjust like Bed Bath & Beyond. (08:04) 3. 119 stores closed. Bose ends an era (13:06) 4. Amazon might inspire your business to give back. (18:28) 5. Need an … Continue reading News #entrepreneurs experience – 01/21/2020
  • Where to start
    Listen to the podcast here: It’s a new year and a new decade. Here is something to think about as you get going. DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
  • You need to own your business
    Listen to the podcast here: Nobody should know more about your business than you do.
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 12/17/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. Ted Baker should have made tough decisions sooner. Should you? (02:18) 2. When the market changes do what Harley Davidson is doing. (07:06) 3. $4B in sales to bankruptcy. Forever 21 is a lesson in how not to grow. … Continue reading News #entrepreneurs experience – 12/17/2019
  • What is a customer experience path?
    Listen to the podcast here: Looking for an easy way to stabilize and grow your business? Build a customer experience path.
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 12/10/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. Imagine selling more than what you expected. Cyber Monday. (02:11) 2. Feeling Blue? So it JetBlue (07:44) 3. Be the best once and do it again. Like Warby Parker. (13:04) 4. Win-win. Rent the Runway makes a good partner (18:58) 5. Every business … Continue reading News #entrepreneurs experience – 12/10/2019
  • Do you really need all those customers?
    Listen to the podcast here:  When you are looking to increase your revenue but can’t afford to increase your overhead – what do you do?
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 12/03/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. Ford has $37 billion in the bank and is being cautious. What about you? (01:50) 2. Don’t overthink. Improving your bottom line could be this simple. (07:08) 3. A real life business turnaround (hopefully) (13:04) 4. What do you do when … Continue reading News #entrepreneurs experience – 12/03/2019
  • How to make decisions when cash it tight
    Listen to the podcast here:   When your business is running thin or light on cash, it can be tough to make decisions. Tune in and get some tips on how you can make good decisions as an entrepreneur.
  • News #entrepreneurs experience – 11/26/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: Dylan breaks down current new headlines of entrepreneurs trying to fix, fund or grow their business: 1. One company’s garbage is another company’s treasure. Gas and bitcoin mining – who knew?  (02:20) 2. Sometimes you have to shut it down. (07:21) 3. A $206,000,000 share purchase validates RH is on to something. (12:38) 4. How do you make money when … Continue reading News #entrepreneurs experience – 11/26/2019
  • What is the success rate of small businesses?
    Listen to the podcast here:   50% of entrepreneurs fail by their fifth year in business. There are two key aspects that an entrepreneur should pay attention to if they want to make it past the 5 year mark. Tune in to find out what they are.
  • News #entrepreneurs ask – 11/18/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. Want to learn how to counteract problems? Watch Airbnb’s Chesky? (04:01) 2. Does Disney+ compete with Netflix? Are you sure? (11:54) 3. Need a simple way to leverage your business into new revenue? CloudKitchen. (17:39) 4. A boost of encouragement thanks to Tesla 🙂 (23:30) 5. Managing your team can be tough. Just ask Google. (29:24)
  • Why growing your business matters
    Listen to the podcast here:   Growing your business matters. It matters to your team and to your bottom line. If you want to understand why growth matters – tune in and take notes.
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 10/09/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. Apart from equity and debt, is there a third form of raising money? (02:28) 2. If most entrepreneurial endeavours fail, why is everyone still trying? (07:04) 3. What is one thing I can do to make my business stand out from every other business like mine? (11:07)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 09/04/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. How do you start your day if you own your own business? (02:28) 2. How can you build business credit fast and get a loan? (07:04) 3. How did you overcome a big financial loss in a small business at middle age? (11:07)
  • Stop sabotaging your future
    Listen to the podcast here: If you business is in trouble and nothing is working – stop. Take a moment, take a breath and let’s work through it together.
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 08/21/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. How much should I pay myself as an entrepreneur/owner? (03:27) 2. I hear a recession is coming. What should our business do? (08:12) 3. How do I know when it’s time to grow my business? (12:38)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 08/14/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. What is the easiest way to grow an existing business? (02:17) 2. How does a small business stand out in a crowded market? (08:29) 3. Why are most small business loan requests declined? (13:56)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 08/07/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. What are good ways to tackle debt without claiming bankruptcy? (02:22) 2. Given the dynamic nature of business, is a business plan necessary? (08:40) 3. How does building a business with the goal of being acquired, differ from building a business you intend to own and operate? (13:32)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 07/31/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. How do you know that your business model does not work and get over the fact that it is not working? (01:49) 2. What is unsustainable about using the financial model of “other people’s money”? (07:59) 3. I don’t understand cash flow. What are some simple rules I can … Continue reading Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 07/31/2019
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 07/24/2019
    Listen to the podcast here:   1. Should I consolidate the debt in my business with a single loan? (02:15) 2. I am scared to raise my prices. What do I do? (08:06) 3. My business has a website but I don’t know what it is doing for us. What should I do? (13:11)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 07/17/2019
    Listen to the podcast here:   1. What is the right way to ensure that your company succeeds in your absence? (02:25) 2. What is an opportunistic entrepreneur? How do they differ from artisan entrepreneur? (06:43) 3. What is a key point in entrepreneurship that people tend to miss? (10:54)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 07/10/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. Should I deal with my creditors outside of court? (02:24) 2. Where do I begin fixing my business? (09:45) 3. What are the uses for a balance sheet? (15:25)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 07/03/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. How do you buy a business with no money? (02:07) 2. Is it better to start a business with a co-founder or by yourself? (06:45) 3. What’s your biggest challenge as a small business owner when building a website? (11:31)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 06/26/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. What strategies can help you survive and grow as a small business in a struggling economy? (01:39) 2. What is a better business growth strategy: selling more of the same product, expanding product offering, or both? (08:31) 3. What are the best strategies to prepare for an upcoming meeting … Continue reading Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 06/26/2019
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 06/19/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. If my first business is likely to fail, what’s the point of starting it? (01:32) 2. Why does rapid growth often cause companies to go under? (07:46) 3. Is it better to focus on just one business and see it grow before starting another or should one try to … Continue reading Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 06/19/2019
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 06/12/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. How do you stay focused when starting up a business without getting discouraged by the hard times? (01:54) 2. How does one measure a business’s success? After 8 years is $1.5MM revenue and 350k net organic growth successful? (06:51) 3. What did you do when your business ran out … Continue reading Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 06/12/2019
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 06/05/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. Why are business plans so important to investors? (01:50) 2. In general, which is the cheapest form of financing: cash flow financing, equity financing, or debt financing? Why? (08:09) 3. How can I grow my CA practice with the right business loan? (14:26)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 05/29/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. How can I determine the right criteria when looking for a business partner? (01:47) 2. What are the pros and cons of equity financing over debt financing? (07:01) 3. What should a small business owner know about bookkeeping? (14:43)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 05/22/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. For business owners that have had businesses fail, what is the best advice you can give someone planning on starting one? (00:37) 2. I am finding it difficult to manage my personal finances after starting my own business. What do I do? (05:04) 3. What is your “why” for … Continue reading Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 05/22/2019
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 05/15/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. What are my best options for financing a small business? (00:49) 2. How does one finance a buyout of other shareholders in a family business? (06:18) 3. What is the critical difference between a balance sheet and income statement? (9:59)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 05/08/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. What is the best way to set your 5 year goals for building a business? (00:59) 2. What are some unexpected roadblocks in starting your own business and how did you overcome them? (06:07) 3. Which is more important for entrepreneurs? The ability to size up an opportunity or … Continue reading Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 05/08/2019
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 05/01/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. How long would you wait before expanding your business? (00:56)2. How risky is it to start a business with a partner? (06:01)3. How do I know whether my company is growing or not? (10:48)
  • Questions #entrepreneurs ask – 04/24/2019
    Listen to the podcast here: 1. What should one do instead of closing a business if you are making a loss? (00:38)2. What is the biggest problem of small business owners related to growing their businesses? (08:40)3. What is the difference between a good idea and success? (14:36)
  • Bankruptcy, Receivership and Division 1 Proposals
    Listen to the podcast here:   FACT: Many businesses fail. There are many reasons why a business fails or why a company declares bankruptcy. Most business bankruptcy happens because debt owed to secured creditors like banks and lenders or unsecured debt owed to vendors, suppliers and/or the government becomes unmanageable.
  • 1 opportunity overlooked by (almost) every entrepreneur
    Listen to the podcast here:   “Every dollar we spend has to count right now” Every business today is in the people business. Entrepreneurs often overlook the opportunities locked up in the people that are working for them or with them. A business can find new revenue or improvements to their margin by engaging the … Continue reading 1 opportunity overlooked by (almost) every entrepreneur
  • The Secret To Every Great Business
    Listen to the podcast here:   “How does your business make money? Are you sure?” This question always catches unsuspecting entrepreneurs off guard but also creates a great conversation that can lead to new ideas for solving problems and taking advantage of opportunities. Many businesses focus on the product or service that they offer to … Continue reading The Secret To Every Great Business
  • Why money isn’t the answer
    Listen to the podcast here: “We just need some money!!! No you don’t…” It seems simple. Your business needs money and so you begin looking for it. It then seems impossible. You discover you have limited options, if any at all. You are frustrated because you are not getting the answers you want and can’t … Continue reading Why money isn’t the answer
  • How to unlock the value found in your financial statements
    Listen to the podcast here:   “Got our year-end financials and need your input!!!” Reading the financial statements for your business can be a very boring and unproductive exercise if you don’t know what you are looking at and what you are looking for. While entrepreneurs are rarely financial experts, they do have access to … Continue reading How to unlock the value found in your financial statements
  • 1 phrase every entrepreneur has said (or will)
    Listen to the podcast here: “We aren’t going to make payroll” At some point every entrepreneur will have a sleepless night because they won’t know how they are going to make their next payroll. By the time these thoughts are passing through their mind they would have already missed some warning signs along the way. … Continue reading 1 phrase every entrepreneur has said (or will)
  • 1 mistake every entrepreneur is guaranteed to make
    Listen to the podcast here:   “So what you’re telling me is that we have never made money?” This was an actual statement from an actual entrepreneur that was not happy with our conversation. Everything I was saying was not making sense to an entrepreneur that had money in the bank, a house, cars and … Continue reading 1 mistake every entrepreneur is guaranteed to make
  • Do you know the answer to this question?
    Listen to the podcast here:   “If you don’t know how much money you make, how can you possibly be calling the government tomorrow with a plan on how you are going to pay them?” I received a call this week from an entrepreneur that was 24 hours away from having to call the government … Continue reading Do you know the answer to this question?
  • Bring it on! Why you should lean into difficult moments
    Listen to the podcast here:   The greatest opportunities come from the most difficult moments It’s easy to start a business. Some may argue it’s easy to grow a business. The truth is that every entrepreneur will experience a difficult moment (or many) that will lead them to one of two decisions: close down the … Continue reading Bring it on! Why you should lean into difficult moments
  • Why creativity is more profitable than productivity
    Listen to the podcast here:   Humans are about creativity – machines are about productivity There is a lot of talk these days about the impact that computers are having in the workplace. Similar to robots taking the jobs of assembly line workers we are witnessing computers take the jobs of administrators, bookkeepers and any … Continue reading Why creativity is more profitable than productivity
  • 1 principle every entrepreneur can use to make better decisions
    Listen to the podcast here:   “A business will make money in a down market and collect it in an up market” Running a business isn’t easy. Every day there are challenges, opportunities, tasks and issues that all contribute to where a business finds itself at any given time. To help get through the daily grind … Continue reading 1 principle every entrepreneur can use to make better decisions
  • Hate formulas? Remember this one.
    Listen to the podcast here:   It’s not unusual for an entrepreneur to remind me that they are not experts at financial “stuff” and simply know their product or service really well. The brave and confident ones tell me that they may not even know their product or service really well but that they can … Continue reading Hate formulas? Remember this one.
  • Do you own a business or do you have a job?
    Listen to the podcast here:   This question seems to be a conversation piece that is coming up a lot in recent meetings with entrepreneurs. It’s a funny question because most entrepreneurs think they are building a business but spend their days working in their business in an actual role that they could hire out. … Continue reading Do you own a business or do you have a job?