Looking For The Proverbial Green Grass

Many years ago, workers used to look for a job to settle into and stay there until retirement.  You could rely on those workers to come to work and complete their responsibilities each and every day.  There has been an interesting shift in that attitude and today’s work force doesn’t share that old idea of[…]

How Transferable is Your “Travel Knowledge”?

What would you do if one of your talented employees should win the lottery and leave their job? Well, the odds of an employee winning the lottery may be slim, but the reality is that when any employee leaves the office, they often take what we like to call “travel knowledge”. They may have elaborate[…]

The Problem With Spreadsheets, Part 4: Tracking Budgets

It’s one thing to have a budget for your department or a customer project, but it’s another thing to actually follow it. Of course, you need to hit certain financial goals and deliver a product according to what you quoted, but how well can you follow a budget using a spreadsheet? Not very well indeed.[…]

The Problem With Spreadsheets, Part 3: Finding Meaning

Spreadsheets can be handy for collecting little bits of data and turning data into colorful charts. However, even with dozens of spreadsheets and charts, it could take hours or days before you can find an accurate depiction of your financial health. You can squeeze a lot of data into the neatly organized rows and columns[…]

The Problem With Spreadsheets, Part 1: Basic Math

You would be hard-pressed to find an office that doesn’t use spreadsheets to collect and share important data. In this 4-part blog series, we explore several of the biggest problems with relying on spreadsheets, starting with the problem of basic math. According to an article posted on MSN Money, 88% of spreadsheets have errors in[…]

Sleep Like a Baby by Following 5 Simple Steps

What keeps you awake at night??  Most business owners have concerns that keep them awake.  For me, it is ensuring that I have done everything possible to make my clients successful and of course closing that next big sales opportunity.  In my industry, I form partnerships that last for years so I must ensure the[…]