Archive for for July, 2017

How to Avoid the Traps of Processes and Procedures

July 25, 2017

Customers don’t care about your problems.

Customers turn to your business for a particular result and outcome. They don’t care about your processes and procedures. They don’t care what you had to do to deliver the end result. I find that too often businesses of all sizes forget or lose sight of the fact that customers don’t want to understand … Read the rest

Don’t Fight for Misalignment: Work With Your Tribe

July 24, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about business partners working together. Hey folks, Shawn here. I want to talk about an important issue I see in business – do not fight for misalignment. I see too many businesses fighting for misalignment. Of course, a lot of what I do is dealing with business partners and business partner disputes. And a lot … Read the rest

3 Smart Strategies for Business Improvement

July 24, 2017

If you’re going to build your business – and be all you can be – you must constantly look at how to change not only because your competition is but because that is the key to growth. How do we build a culture of improvement?

#1. We need an organization that’s willing to change. This is critical. Too many businesses … Read the rest

Building Your Empire: Laying the Foundation

July 21, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke to Holly Signorelli about building a foundation for your business. R. Shawn McBride: Hey everybody, R. Shawn McBride here with you live, I’ve got my friend Holly Signorelli joining me here, and we’re going to be talking about building a foundation for your business. So, both of us work in different areas. Holly’s a CPA … Read the rest

How to Engineer Your Company to Run Your Way

July 21, 2017

We have flexibility and freedom in today’s world to build companies in different ways.

We want to engineer companies to run the way you want. As an attorney, I often work on structuring companies to work the way the owners dream — the way investors want to interface with each other and the way they want to get things done.… Read the rest

What is the Success/Fear Line? What is it and Why does it Matter?

July 20, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about recognizing success and failure.

Hey everyone, Shawn here. I want to talk about the fear versus success line and how to get above it. So, a lot of times we see a line between fear and success. And it’s almost like you can draw a line across a plane. And if you get above … Read the rest

Do You Remember Your Dreams?

July 20, 2017

We all dream.

There’s something so human about our ability to want something, to desire it, and to build our habits and goals around it. This is what makes the human experience real. It’s what separates us. We can sacrifice now knowing the effort will help us achieve certain goals and ends.

Many people aren’t thinking about where they’re going. … Read the rest

Can My Business Partner Change the Locks and Close Us Out?

July 19, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about documenting important information in your LLC agreement and the risk involved when it is not documented.

Hey, folks, it’s Shawn here with you answering another question that we’ve seen come up in the community. Things people are asking is, can my partner change the locks on our facility? Can they close me out of … Read the rest

Two Lessons from Corporate America

July 19, 2017

As many of you know, my professional background includes a decade in some of the country’s largest law firms. My experience as an associate, I believe, was very similar to life in corporate America.

Large law firms with hundreds and even thousands of lawyers across the country and around the globe have many processes and procedures, and a lot of … Read the rest

Engaged Employees

July 18, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about motivating employees.

Hey, folks, it’s Shawn here with you, and I want to talk to you about a real issue. If you’re a business owner or an HR manager, you’re probably pulling your hair out, wondering “How do I deal with all these employee issues?” and “Employees are not motivated, “and they don’t feel … Read the rest

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