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How to Thank Your Employees the Right Way

By Matt Patrick / November 20, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Thank Your Employees the Right Way

Sometimes it’s easy to miss the seemingly small and obvious things that can make a world of difference in our businesses. Like saying “thank you!” I’m going to assume that saying “thanks” – and other similar phrases – is a skill that you learned growing up. Good manners require some level of politeness, which means…

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How to Boost Your Profit With Parkinson’s Law

By Matt Patrick / November 13, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Boost Your Profit With Parkinson’s Law

Do you remember when cell phone plans weren’t unlimited? You may have had unlimited nights and weekends but only a few hundred minutes for the rest of the month. If you were like me, you kept a constant eye on minutes because going over your limit cost a ton of money! It also meant staying…

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Why You Should Take Your Profit First

By Matt Patrick / November 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Why You Should Take Your Profit First

What if the traditional view of determining your profit is wrong? What if there’s a better alternative – such as taking your profit first, instead of last? History has shown and science has debunked a lot of assumptions and myths over the years.  Here are a few examples: The earth is flat. The earth is…

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The Most Important Goal-Setting Question (and Why You Need to Answer It)

By Matt Patrick / October 30, 2018 / Comments Off on The Most Important Goal-Setting Question (and Why You Need to Answer It)

To wrap up our series of blogs on goal-setting, I wanted to take one last big-picture look at the subject. And this one is huge! I’m convinced it is the key to the entire topic. We’ve covered how to set them, shown why they’re important and given you real-world tools to help you get them…

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Using the Wheel of Life to Shape Your Goals (Part 2)

By Matt Patrick / October 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Using the Wheel of Life to Shape Your Goals (Part 2)

Last week, we took a 30,000 foot view of setting and achieving goals by exploring the concept of the Wheel of Life. (in case you missed it, here you go!) It’s a great way to keep a healthy perspective on why we should even bother with all this goal-setting business. This week, let’s dive deeper…

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Using the Wheel of Life to Shape Your Goals (Part 1)

By Matt Patrick / October 16, 2018 / Comments Off on Using the Wheel of Life to Shape Your Goals (Part 1)

We’ve been talking in the past several posts about goal setting. In case you missed the series, we dive deep into the “how’s” of goal setting: How To Set And Achieve Kick-Butt Goals For Your Business & Your Life Why You Should Stop Setting Goals (Yes, you read that right!) Three Tools to Help You…

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Three Tools to Help You Crush Your Goals

By Matt Patrick / October 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Three Tools to Help You Crush Your Goals

During a post-Super Bowl press conference, you’ll never hear the winning quarterback say, “Y’know…I’m not really sure how we got here. It just kinda happened.” No! No one ever wandered into success. People who are great at what they do set goals and work hard to achieve them. In our blog series on goal setting…

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Why You Should Stop Setting Goals

By Matt Patrick / October 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Why You Should Stop Setting Goals

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog about setting goals. I talked about how to set them so that you can actually achieve them. (Here’s a link to it.) Go take a look at it so you can get a running start on today’s discussion: “Why You Should Stop Setting Goals” “Wait. What?”…

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Top 3 Small Business Accounting Software Options Compared

By Matt Patrick / September 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Top 3 Small Business Accounting Software Options Compared

In last week’s blog, we talked about what to look for in accounting software. With so many software products out there, it can be pretty overwhelming as a small business owner to figure out which one is best for your needs. And with an actual business to run, do you really have time to wade…

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How to Choose an Accounting Software For Your Small Business

By Matt Patrick / September 18, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Choose an Accounting Software For Your Small Business

If you walked into any supermarket in the 1990’s, you would have been able to choose from about 7,000 items. It seemed like a lot at the time. But fast forward almost 30 years, and your local Kroger, Safeway, Whole Foods, or wherever you shop typically has 40,000 to 50,000 items! Heinz and Hunt’s used…

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