The Top 6 Things I Would’ve Done Differently with My First Business

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Experience gives us knowledge. Unfortunately, this knowledge can come at a very hefty price. In the case of my Partners and me, it resulted in the bankruptcy of our office furniture business. We did a lot of things right and enjoyed great successes for most of the time I was an owner. We were never afraid of change. In fact, … Read More

You Never Seriously Thought About Selling The Business. Until Now

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You Never Seriously Thought About Selling The Business. Until Now ​Like many of our Clients you may have gone south for the holiday break. You caught up with winter friends. Some sold their businesses a while ago, some sold recently and this is their first “I don’t have to go back” season and others are like you, still thinking about … Read More

How the Individual Pension Plan Helps Business Owners Retire Wealthier?

In life and business, failure teaches us some incredible lessons.  Many of the ideas that I talk to business owners about today come from the mistakes that I made in my first business.  In one breath, I wish that I could have started my current business 20 years ago, however, if I had not experienced the challenges and hardships experienced … Read More

5 Types of Business Risk Every Business Owner Should Absolutely Prepare For

Benefit Plan a Liability To Your Company

Ignoring Business Risks Could Mean Disaster for Your Family, Your Retirement, Your Business and Your Employees As business owners, we expect and accept a certain amount of risk.  If there weren’t any risk, then everyone would go into business for themselves.  Like in life as in running a business, there are smart risks, calculated risks and completely random risks.  Some … Read More

What are the 6 Things I Need Business Protection Insurance for?

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Reduce Business Risks by Implementing Business Protection Insurance for Management Team and Key People As Business Owners, we all assume certain business risks.  In my discussions with business owners, I’m astounded by the types of business risks that some owners are willing to make.  Ironically, none of these individuals I would consider stupid, overly aggressive or brazen.  Some of these … Read More

What are the Keys To Planning a Successful Business Exit Strategy?

Successful Business Exit Strategy

Can Your Business Exist Without You?  Can You Exist Without Your Business? I meet with an average of 10 business owners every week.  There’s a varied cross-section of industries, size of company and expectations of growth.  Each owner’s idea of success is very different, as well.  The one common denominator amongst them, however, is to leave a legacy and to … Read More

7 Succession Planning Best Practices for Business Owners

Are Your Business Succession Plans in Place? In my dealings with business owners over the years, there are a number of similarities that consistently are apparent in dealing with company succession plans: there often isn’t an absolute succession plan in place; not enough time exists between planning an exit strategy from their business and executing upon it; and part of … Read More

Is It Time To Discover Where Your Finish Line Starts?

Where Does The Finish Line Start?

The two things the last few years has taught me is perspective and resiliency. I’ve had an interesting business career thus far.  Some elements blessed and other elements, well, not so much. To say I’m wiser for it would be an understatement. I’ve been lucky and unlucky. I’ve been fortunate to have some great successes and some pretty spectacular failures. … Read More