Tag: business tips

My bank doesn’t support my vision. Don’t they want to make money?

  This is the third in a series of conversations between a financial consultant and trusted advisor named Jay and his clients and friends. The conversations deal with the misconceptions and misunderstandings between business owners and their bankers. I hope you find it helpful and entertaining.  Jay sat in his car looking at his schedule.… Read more »

I Think I’ve Upset My Bank, Now What?

This is the second in a series of conversations between a financial consultant and trusted advisor named Jay and his clients and friends. The conversations deal with the misconceptions and misunderstandings between business owners and their bankers. I hope you find it helpful and entertaining.  Jay turned the ignition and flipped on his car’s air… Read more »

Why Give Up?

  Why would a business owner walk away from a life’s work without even exploring the possibility of selling their business? I didn’t intend to write this article. I have a pile of other interesting topics waiting for my attention. But I had two conversations last week I found troubling. In both conversations I heard about… Read more »

The Law of Competitive Balance – Smart Business Advice from America’s Leading Sabermetrician

 In his bestseller Moneyball, Michael Lewis introduced his readers to sabermetrics. The Google Dictionary defines sabermetrics as “the application of statistical analysis to baseball records”.  He also introduced his readers to Bill James, who began evaluating baseball through the use of innovative statistics in the late 70’s. Unlike most of the first generation of sabermetricians,… Read more »

Spruce Things Up

Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Your Business’s Value The sizzle has sold more steaks than the cow ever has, although the cow is, of course, mighty important.                                                 … Read more »