Have you ever wondered why auto repair shops do a free 32-point vehicle inspection? We have worked with several of these shops over the years and there are several reasons that they do this. I want to share with you my favorite stories from one of them, and how that shaped how we do business [...]
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Once again there are more store closings being reported in the national media as well as regular reports of mega companies like Toy r Us going bankrupt and closing their doors. Sadly, as business consultants, we see this far more frequently than most people do. We have also discovered what is the most [...]
They Love Their Return On Investment We are a global consulting firm that works locally and all over the world and we have found that every Client is different but yet share so many similarities regardless of the industry they are in and whether they are single unit or large chains etc. And still our Consulting [...]
Trust But Verify Trust is one of the hardest things to come by and sadly far too often it is the one thing that gets broken easily in business. But when that trust is shattered by key people in your business or organization, the loss of trust hits home on a much more personal and [...]
As in any change management situation, ownership and leadership first needs to decide that they do need to change, and then what that change looks like. This often is a very difficult decision to come to on your own. That is why we offer free initial consultation in this area. If you would like to [...]
How Much More Should You Be Making? Our experience shows us that every business in the world is leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table in each one of their locations every single year. We know this to be true because we see it every single day and the good news is that [...]
Time For No More Bull My dad had a favorite saying that he used to use about people who were not on the up and up. It went “if you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them you’re your Bullsh*t”! He used to say this when we saw people being swindled or ripped [...]
Growing up I was a huge fan of Mike Tyson. He seemed to have it all at such an early age. His favorite saying was “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” He probably didn’t know how true that statement really is. You see, he was 18 years old and on [...]
Need to Find an Investor or Lender? Needing to find an investor or lender is one of the most common things that we run into with any business owner or prospective entrepreneur. As we have found over the course of many years in this business however, most people know little or nothing about how to [...]
As a business owner have you missed family functions due to work? Your kids’ special occasions or milestones? What about anniversaries? If so you are not alone! According to a study done in mid-2016 of businesses owners in America we find that 81% of them didn’t take a vacation of more than 2 days off [...]