Archive for for May, 2017

One Message Delivered Multiple Ways

May 24, 2017

When I built my businesses, things came together in a way that might seem unusual.

First there was my law firm, ( As my client roster grew, people wanted to know more about relationships between the law and their businesses, so I was asked to speak to groups. Out of that came ( After that I started doing more and … Read the rest

Do You Need an Outsider?

May 23, 2017

Running a business can be tough when you’re on the inside.

I’ve talked in previous blogs about taking time away from work ( and disconnecting from the business ( I’ve also talked about women in business and how as a man I may see things differently ( for their benefit. For the good of your business, sometimes you need to … Read the rest

Updating Your Buy/Sell Part 2

May 22, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke on a series about updating your buy/sell, part two. Click to view the transcript:

Good morning, folks, R. Shawn McBride with you here talking about updating your buy-sell. Now, this is part two of a series. We’ll dealing all week with updating your buy-sell, both why we need to do it and how we’re going … Read the rest

An Outsider’s Advantage

May 22, 2017

Even professional athletes rely on their coaches. These players – the best-of-the-best who’ve made the cut and now collect handsome salaries – need their coaches to provide a perspective that helps the team win. When I gave my Tedx Talk about the advantages of women in business, (, I saw myself in the role of a coach. I can see … Read the rest

How To Protect Your Business Value So You Can Sleep at Night

May 19, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the importance of protecting your business value. Here is the transcript:

Hey everyone. Shawn McBride here with you live. I wanna talk about how to protect your business value so that you can sleep well at night. This is a common issue we have with businesses. People don’t think ahead. What happens if … Read the rest

Are Your Kids the Best Team for Your Business?

May 19, 2017

Oh, for the days when the kids argued over what music to listen to in the car. They are grown now, and so too may be their conflicts. For you the business owner – and their parent – the kids’ disagreements may put a strain on your business, especially through the transition to the next generation’s control.

It is more … Read the rest

Franchisee Dealing with Growth and Employee Issues

May 18, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke on issues concerning Franchisee. Here is the transcript:


It’s hard to be a franchisee these days. You’re getting pressure pushed on you upon all directions and you’re trying to keep everything together and grow your business. And I know it has a lot of challenges associated with it when you’re trying to grow … Read the rest

Are You Afraid to Hire More Employees?

May 18, 2017

Businesses often are afraid to hire. It can be a difficult decision, as we’ve discussed in previous blogs. Even though we even built a framework for whether hiring makes sense (, we know that some business owners just keep driving along uncertainly, waiting for a red indicator light to flash: “Hire! Hire! Hire!”

There are no flashing lights. But there … Read the rest

Breaking Through: Changes Making You More Successful

May 17, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently interviewed Joe Yazbeck about breaking through by making changes to make you more successful. Here is the transcript:

R. Shawn McBride: Hey everyone, it’s Shawn here with you live and I’ve got Joe Yazbeck joining me and we’re gonna be talking about making breakthrough transformations. It’s something that Joe’s worked with me on over the … Read the rest

Four Points Before You Hire

May 17, 2017

On the business owner’s journey, there is rarely a roadside billboard declaring: “Time to Hire!” Rare are times when both the customer pipeline and business revenues are so strong that the owner has no qualms about hiring more employees. There’s usually uncertainty.

Customers come and go. Growth is sporadic. Revenues may be delayed. Your project may be terrific, but it’s … 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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