When Business Outgrows Management

When Business Outgrows Management

At what point does a business outgrow its management capabilities? I have learned from my business experience many entrepreneurs are only able to grow a business to a certain level on their own before things around them begin falling apart from a management or...
Is Hindsight Really 20-20?

Is Hindsight Really 20-20?

During lunch with my son and daughter, my son and I were discussing some life matters, and he was lamenting about a decision he had made, and he said “Well, Dad, you know what they say, hindsight is 20-20—easy now to see where I went wrong.” I smiled and said – “Well,...
Why Business is About People

Why Business is About People

Over the course of my career I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with some great people.  Currently I work as a CFO for a trucking operation in Portland, OR–Bridgetown Enterprises, Inc.  I want to pass along this story of how one of our employees went...
It’s 4th Down and . . . . Bring Out the Chains!

It’s 4th Down and . . . . Bring Out the Chains!

How often and accurately do you measure your business operating progress?  Is every reporting period important enough to take the time and effort to measure properly? Or do you wait until the last period hoping something will happen to make your annual goals so you...
Decision Making–What’s Your Style?

Decision Making–What’s Your Style?

  Decision making—it’s part of our daily routine;  we all have to make them. In business, some are more difficult than others, and some carry heavier weight.  Each of us has a unique style and process in making them, but what leads to successful decision...
Cash–The Fuel in Your Business Tank!

Cash–The Fuel in Your Business Tank!

As fuel is to a car, so is cash to a business.  Without it the business will go nowhere. Without it you will not arrive to where you want to go comfortably. Without it there is no security in being sure you will arrive at all. Business owners know how to manufacture...
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