Archive for for October, 2016

Writing a Business Plan Tips to Make it Easy

October 31, 2016

Writing a business plan is easier than it sounds. You know, when people come to us and we talk about planning, people get scared. There’s something overwhelming about the concept of a plan – actually putting down what’s going to happen, assumptions, projections, thoughts about the future, talking about conditions. . . If you’re reading this you’re probably already getting … Read the rest

Good Plans Can Mean Big Money 4 Great Benefits to Quality Planning

October 28, 2016

Business plans may sound boring, but they’re really important. Why are business plans so important? Why do they matter?

There are a lot of reasons why it’s critical that you have a good business plan. Let’s break it down a little bit. Let’s think about how and why business plans are so important. We discussed in an earlier blog the … Read the rest

Business Plans: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 27, 2016

I work as an attorney and business strategist.

One of the unique things about being in the position that I (and my team) are in, is that we get to see a lot of business plans. We’ve seen the good, we’ve seen the bad, and we’ve seen the ugly. There are certain lessons that we can take away from these … Read the rest

My Learning Experience Speaking To Tech Ranch

October 26, 2016


Last week, I spoke on The Three Laws of Empowerment at Tech Ranch. The room was full of a great group of entrepreneurs, and there was a lot of interaction in the room, and as always, I learned a lot from others when I spoke. One of my goals is to have a two-way conversation going during a … Read the rest

Protecting the Client When Selling Their Business Or Do I Really Need to Hire a Lawyer?

October 25, 2016


I recently read a blog article suggesting that person selling their business SHOULD NOT involve a lawyer in the process. I replied to the original blog, and since then the original blog was updated.  Here is the updated version:

Planning Your Liquidity Event: Four Groups to Consult with Prior to Selling Your Business


I found this advice shocking!  As … Read the rest

October Book Review

October 24, 2016

This is the first blog post that will be published monthly as part of McBride For Business, LLC’s Book Review series. The following books reviewed are a collection of invaluable reads, topics include: career planning, delegation, ideas & achievement, Russian investment and women’s advancement in the workplace.

The Inequality Equalizer by Jen Abernathy is a valuable guide for career planning … Read the rest

Encouragement Pays Off Big

October 21, 2016

The following blog is from Valerie M. Nowottnick, a guest of McBride For Business.

I had a conversation with one of my out-of-state clients today.  I’ve been assisting them with their office organization/management/start-up issues.  They have had difficulty in finding competent, reliable support in their location.  They hired a student who is currently attending a community college majoring in paralegal … Read the rest

Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace: Some Tips and Ideas

October 20, 2016

Today’s workplace, consists of Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and even some folks from older generations. Each of these groups brings unique sets of attitudes, values and work styles to an organization.

While each person is unique, social scientists have identified some characteristics common among different groups born about the same time:

Pre-Baby Boomers have a lot of knowledge that … Read the rest

Revving Up Your Business by Building Your Team

October 18, 2016


If you’re going to be successful, and I do mean really successful, as in a great leader in your industry . . . you are going to have to fire up your business. You’re going to have to grow, and growing involves getting a team together. All of the most successful people have supporters. You’re going to need supporters too. … Read the rest

You Can Negotiate Anything: 5 Key Tips

October 17, 2016

Negotiations are all about giving a little and taking a little.  Everyone wants to save face, so be diplomatic.

#1 Research.  Gather as much pertinent information about the issue as possible, before negotiating. In other words, do your homework. You cannot make sensible decisions without understanding the other side’s situation. Negotiators who prepare will outperform those who don’t.

#2 Be … Read the rest

All postings are intended to be planning tools to familiarize readers with some of the high-level issues discussed therein. No posting is intended to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your transaction planners including attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity.

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