busy

Busy Means Nothing. What are You Busy Doing?

By josh | Jul 27, 2018

I do my best not to “hate” anything. It burns you up inside and takes away from the good you can offer the world. I’m making an exception for this. I absolutely detest the word BUSY, and I’m making it my mission to kill it. Every time I ask someone how they are, and they … Read more

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vegas

A Tale of Two Vegases. Which Las Vegas are You?

By josh | Jul 6, 2018

I recently visited Las Vegas for the first time. I guess a numbers guy like me doesn’t see gambling as the best way to spend my time and money. All kidding aside, I really enjoyed the trip but not for the reasons most people talk about Vegas. I was fascinated by the extreme contrast in … Read more

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too much

This Is How to Not Pay Too Much for That Business

By josh | Jun 15, 2018

Are you thinking about buying a business? Are you a “do-it-yourselfer”–someone unlikely to hire someone like me to decide whether the price is right? I can’t stop you even though I’d like to scream, “No! Wait! Do you know you could pay too much without a valuation analyst? Too much as in $10,000, $50,000, $100,000, … Read more

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Is Lowering Your Taxes A Strategy or The Strategy?

By josh | Jun 11, 2018

Pretend you don’t own your company for five minutes. Pretend you are an investor in your industry and you’re looking for great companies to buy. You know what investors like to see, right? Profitability, cash flows, and growth for starters, right? Does your tax return show these things? Or is it a mishmash of negative … Read more

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recruiting

Recruiting is Broken. Here’s a Framework to Fix It.

By josh | May 21, 2018

Hey everyone, Recruiting new employees is the topic. Many business owners and managers get emotional about this and for good reason. Finding good people is one of the most important issues a business faces. In this video, I diagnose the problems I see when using recruiting firms to find talent. More importantly, I give you … Read more

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full-service

You’re Not Full-Service and it Doesn’t Matter. This is How You Position Instead.

By josh | Feb 6, 2018

Ugh, there it is again.  That phrase.  I was hoping it would die several years ago.  Then it makes a comeback – in ads, internet postings, and other mediums.  What is full-service? Full-service, as defined by Merriam-Webster and Cambridge Dictionary is “providing comprehensive service of a particular kind.” and “used to describe a business that … Read more

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