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The Smartest Business Decision I Ever Made

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A few years ago I was working up a proposal for a prospect. This particular proposal was for designing a new accounting system and documenting the process. This type of work is actually pretty easy for me and I love doing it (yes, I’m a nerd). I decided what I would charge for the project […] Read more…

5 Reasons You Need a SWOT Analysis

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A SWOT Analysis is a business tool to identify your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. When done with a team it can lead to great insight about things you should continue, change, or improve. It will also help prioritize actions as you start to implement your business strategy. Not only can a SWOT bring clarity […] Read more…

Determining Your Value Proposition

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What is a value proposition? By definition a value proposition describes the benefits customers can expect from your products and services. Your value proposition statement should not only tell the benefits you provide, but for who, and how you do it uniquely well. One company could have more than one value proposition if they have […] Read more…

Business Model: How Your Business Makes Money

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A business model is the way in which a company operates. By definition it is how a business creates, delivers, and captures value. In basic terms: What value you are selling– Notice I did not state “what product or service you are selling”. You need to focus on what problem are you solving. It could […] Read more…

What Is Strategic Planning and Why Is It Important ?

What is a Strategic Plan? A strategic plan is simply a game plan of how you will compete in the marketplace. The plan itself essentially lays out where you are now, where you want to be, and how you’re going to get there. Over the next several weeks we’ll walk you through the steps needed […] Read more…

Why It's Important to Define Your Vision

Sometimes when I’m working with a client they are so eager to jump right into goal setting that they want to skip over discussing their company’s vision. My question then becomes “How can you set goals when you don’t know who you are or where you’re going?” When you work through establishing your vision you […] Read more…

How CrossFit and Running a Business Are Alike

  On my way to my CrossFit Box (aka “gym”) this morning it occurred to me how similar CrossFit is to running a business. Dedication & Focus To get results, working out takes dedication and focus. I am not a morning person (and when I say I’m not a morning person, I really mean to […] Read more…

Upcoming YEP Networking Event

Here’s a great opportunity for all you Young Emerging Professionals (YEP) to get out and meet other professionals in our community.  This will be a fun event and we hope to see you there! Read more…

Who Holds You Accountable?

The first week of each month I meet with my accountability group. I’m lucky to be a part of an awesome group of five other CPA’s that are in similar growth stages, share common values, and they get where I’m taking my business. When we decided to form a group we set some basic ground […] Read more…

Five For Friday: Five Favorite Apps

I had the bright idea this morning to try and rearrange my computer workstation. In the process I unplugged everything and cannot fix it since my desk weights 1,000 lbs! I’ll spend my morning using my iPad, waiting on someone with big muscles to come help me out. Playing around on the iPad made me […] Read more…

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