Archive for for May, 2017

Pre-Suasion (by Robert Cialdini) A Book That Can Help You Persuade More

May 31, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently gave a book review on a book that will help empower entrepreneurs in their business.

Hey, folks, R. Shawn McBride with you here. Coming to you with a book review, of the book, “Pre-suasion” by Robert Cialdini. Great book here. For those of you that don’t know me. I’m a business strategist, author, public speaker and … Read the rest

Updating Buy/Sell Part 5 Disagreement

May 31, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about updating buy/sell part 5, disagreement.

Hi, folks, it’s your friend Shawn here and checking in with you. Been working on a series of updating your buy-sell. And unfortunately from what I’ve seen in most businesses your buy-sells are probably out of date, right. Everybody’s got a buy-sell, maybe you didn’t even do one. But … Read the rest

Financially Dealing With The Death of a Partner: Part 3 of Partnership Overview

May 30, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about death and insurance on a series about updating your buy/sell, part three.

Everyone, R. Shawn McBride with you here live, talking again about dealing with partnerships. We’ve been working the last several days, talking about partnerships, partnership agreements, whether they are LLCs, corporations, limited partnerships, or whatever form your partnership agreement might be in. … Read the rest

Test Your Plan

May 30, 2017

You’ve built a plan. Now, what can you do to make sure it’s robust and rigorous and gets you where you want to go? If you missed our previous blog, take a look at how to make plans. Then move on to my five steps for testing plans.

#1 Write. I hope you wrote down the plan during its development. … Read the rest

Don’t Sweat Sweating

May 29, 2017

Bo Eason played a lot of football, including five years in the NFL. So, he knows something about sweat.

I recently watched Bo speak, and one of his core messages is to be your authentic self and to go after your greatness. As part of that, he made an interesting statement: “Speakers should sweat. They should go all out.” You … Read the rest

I Reprogrammed Myself to Add Value to the World

May 29, 2017

My time spent working for large law firms – great firms, really – revolved around time. I believed my biggest value added to the world was that I had the stamina and desire to work 24/7. I was available around the clock and I could be super responsive. I added value to my clients that way.

As time went on, … Read the rest

Bringing New Directors into Your Business: A Way to Protect the Value You’ve Worked So Hard For

May 26, 2017

There’s an interesting phenomenon I get to see. A lot of businesses that are growing have hit a level of maturity. But, they don’t plan for secession and ownership.

Of course, this leaves the business vulnerable to things that are going to happen to the owner or top management team. And a lot of times, what a company needs is … Read the rest

Five Steps to a Good Plan

May 26, 2017

Plans need to be robust and realistic. Or they’re apt to fail.

Over time I’ve found that people get caught up in the planning process, even paralyzed by all the work that goes into planning. I can help. Here are my five steps to help you figure out what you need to do to make your plan succeed.

# 1 … Read the rest

Updating Buy/Sell Part 4 Disability

May 25, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke on a series about updating your buy/sell, part four. Here is the transcript:

Good morning folks, R. Shawn McBride with you here live, talking about our continuing series on updating your buy/sells and what do you do. If you’ve tuned in earlier, you’ve seen us and we’re talking about buy/sell arrangements and what do … Read the rest

Is a Band-Aid Enough for Your Business Problem?

May 25, 2017

Problems crop up in business. The question is, how do we solve them? Is a Band-Aid enough or is there something more serious that needs attention? Do we need a long-term solution or is a temporary fix enough? Truth is, there might not be a right or wrong answer.

Sometimes a bandage is all you need, especially if you’re in … 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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