Job Count is the Key
This is the time of year when some business owners start planning for next year. Some will actually create a budget, although for the most part, it is only one-half a budget. They seem to focus on what sales...Read more
Leader or Manager?
It has been said that the manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. The leader’s job is to inspire and motivate. In today’s business environment leadership and management seem to have merged. What are some of the qualities...Read more
Markup vs. Margin
There is a great deal of confusion among the populace concerning the terms markup and margin. I encounter it all the time. I guess the way we use the terms are also part of what makes them confusing. The...Read more
Plumbers! 5 Reasons You Need a Business Coach
I am not sure how you started your business, or why, but for the most part, plumbers do not set out with their life’s goal to own a service plumbing business. In my experience, plumbers open a company because...Read more
Why Should You Departmentalize Your P&L?
Most small businesses have terrible financials. Their accountant understands accounting and creates sales and expense categories well enough to do the company taxes. That is enough to keep them out of trouble with the government. Now I will admit,...Read more