Archive for for February, 2017

Finding the Right Partner Versus Finding a Partner

February 28, 2017

When I speak on partnerships (, I often get a lot of eye rolls. People say, “Partnerships, yes I know about partnerships. I’m just going to avoid them.” Or “Partnerships are bad.” Or “Partnerships lead to trouble.”

But then I look to companies like Microsoft, Apple, Google and so many of my clients that had been successful over the years … Read the rest

Are You Prepared, Are You Ready? A Lesson From The Navy Blue Angels

February 27, 2017

I am a fan of airshows. I enjoy seeing demonstrations, particularly The Navy Blue Angels (  and The Air Force Thunderbirds (

And demonstration teams are impressive. Their maneuvers are precisely timed, and they work closely with each other.

I was recently blown away when watching a Blue Angels performance for a different reason. The announcer said that in the … Read the rest

Your Business Partner is Dying, Oh My, What Now?

February 24, 2017

I was recently presented with facts of a case where a business partner was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He knew he was dying, and what’s more, he refused to put together an estate plan.

What happens to a business in a case like this? Obviously, it puts on a lot of stress and strain on everyone. We don’t know … Read the rest

Delegation: Where To Start

February 23, 2017

My friend Josh Patrick ( wrote a great article for Book Yourself Solid about why we don’t delegate. I highly recommend you check it out (

In his article, he talks about why we don’t delegate, and really a lot of it has to deal with our comfort in our employees, and our confidence as business owners. There are reasons … Read the rest

Referral Agreements: What They Should Look Like and How to Make Them Work

February 22, 2017

We’re living in a culture of independence. A lot of people are working separately from one another in their businesses. We’ve created a “free agent nation” as author Dan Pink tells us.

With all these free agents, how do we work on bigger projects? How do we help one another? How do we leverage one another’s skills? For a lot … Read the rest

Five Steps to a Highly Profitable Website

February 21, 2017

The following blog is from Sandi Leyva, CPA a guest of McBride For Business, LLC.

Is your website generating the amount of business you’d like it to?  If not, take a look at these five ideas to see where your site might be lacking.

#1 Is Your Site Caffeinated? The main purpose of the home page is to keep people … Read the rest

Broad Contract Language: Hidden Problems Sleeping in Your Documents

February 20, 2017

Contracts serve a very specific purpose. At its essence, contracts bring together a meeting of the minds – that’s the legal requirement to have a contract – an agreement of two or more persons. You’ll hear courts talk about offer, acceptance and consideration in determining whether a contract has been formed.

It’s pretty simple at a basic level to determine … Read the rest

Managing Millennials: Things to Think About

February 18, 2017

There seems to be a growing interest in managing millennials. Millennials are making up a bigger and bigger percentage of the workforce, as our demographics change. Baby boomers and older generations are retiring and newer workers are coming in to take their place.

Millennials have a very unique way of working. As each generation has done before, they bring cultural … Read the rest

Metrics: It’s What’s Driving Your Business

February 17, 2017

You hear a lot in management theory about measuring. The old saying goes, what is measured is what matters. If you look at a lot of employment data, they’ll tell you that employees often do what is measured, what is looked at. The things that aren’t looked at are often neglected. What you are measuring does matter.

It’s very important … Read the rest

Built to Last: Will your Company Stand the Test of Time?

February 16, 2017

In the course of working with hundreds of businesses in my career, as an attorney (, as a business strategist (www.mcbrideforbusiness), and as a speaker (, I have encountered a lot of different business structures. From my work, one theme is clear: Some businesses are built to last and others aren’t. The differences between the good and bad are subtle. … 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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