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George Washington, the Entrepreneur

I read a review of the book George Washington, Entrepreneur.  It was surprising, all that I had read about Washington, and it never really touched on this aspect of his life. So, I purchased and read the books it was fascinating with what George and Martha did, they...

The “Next Steps”

Your business is back up and running.  Your revenue and profits are down significantly from last year. The prospects are not looking good for a strong 4th quarter. What we are doing is solidifying our foundation.  Making sure we touch all of our existing clients,...

Customer Service

We all have our own horror story for poor customer service. This one is mine. I have been going to this place for years to pick up food.  There is an elderly woman who my whole family hates to deal with.  She is rude and condescending and slow in her actions. This...

Overspending

Overspending whether in business or home will only cause trouble. I had a client who had a huge payday and literally spend all the proceeds, while paying no taxes They came to us with a huge, and I mean huge tax bill from both the IRS and Illinois. When I asked why...

Implosion

Years ago, I was working with a client who really thought she was better than she was. She was looking at selling her business at one point and expected to earn $150,000 from the purchasing business.  When I explained the financials to her and we did some quickie...

The next crisis

First, we had the virus and the closing of most businesses, then we had the protests and looting. Now we have cities moving to open up, but the virus numbers are increasing as well. In October it is believed that the virus may come back in full force. If so, will your...

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