Archive for for December, 2017

Four Basic Steps to Self-Publish Your Book

December 30, 2017

When I wrote Business Blunders,  I made the decision to self-publish, which is becoming a popular choice these days. Because of the changes in the publishing industry and the advent of the internet, traditional publishers are struggling to be able to commercialize books. I decided I wanted to own my content and control its distribution.

I went the self-publishing route, … Read the rest

Would You Work More Hours for More Money?

December 29, 2017

At a sales conference a few years ago, the speaker posed this simple question to the audience. Surprisingly, no hands were raised. The salespeople were content with the money they were making, and where they were in their careers.  I think salespeople, and many other people, are not purely money-motivated; other factors are important to them. Certainly, they have some … Read the rest

Partnerships, Scary, But Profitable

December 28, 2017

Often, when I mention partnerships in a speech, people recoil. I hear “I will never go into another partnership again.”

But partnerships can be wildly profitable. A great, working, partnership brings together different skills and helps accelerate the business to a higher level.  We have seen businesses owned by two or three owners in the private sector, and we have … Read the rest

Is it Time to Reinvent Your Business?

December 28, 2017

Business can be reinvented if you allow yourself the ability to rethink things. One of the keys in The 3 Laws of Empowerment is knowing that you can change your direction, that you can reset your course, that you are indeed empowered. You can execute plans the way you want.

Your business can be re-engineered. You are not stuck in … Read the rest

I Wish I Could Be Half as Disciplined as my Dog

December 28, 2017

I jokingly said this the other day.  Dogs tend to be very disciplined, you tell them what to do, and they will do it.

Truthfully, I am a pretty disciplined person. I schedule my days because I have tasks to get done. I have a tight schedule with many meetings, speaking engagements, client discussions, and various other things. It is … Read the rest

Business Blunder as a Relationship Book

December 27, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about his Business Blunder book.

Shawn here with you talking about my book, Business Blunders but business blunders as a relationship book. I didn’t write Business Blunders as a relationship book. It wasn’t the original intention. It’s really a business guide. I saw people come to me after they had made mistakes, and I kept … Read the rest

Not Enough Hours in the Day: Join Us for Tips to End This Feeling

December 27, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about how to make the most of the hours you are given daily.

Hey everyone, Shawn here with you, how are you doing? I am really excited to talk to you today about time. You know, it’s been a popular topic, I really didn’t realize how much interest there was in getting time under control … Read the rest

How to Do a Ten-Year Vision

December 26, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about how to do a ten-year plan.

Hey, folks, Shawn with you here. I want to talk to you about something important, it’s called negotiating with openness. We want to think about how we’re negotiating, right? Negotiations, I always say are controlled communications. We have information flowing back and forth, and based on various information … Read the rest

Issues for Bankers

December 26, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about issues concerning using the service of bankers.

Hi folks, Shawn here with you, talking about issues for bankers. If you are building a business, if you are growing, at some point you are going to need more capital and one of really usual avenues to go for is to go to your banker. Go … Read the rest

Pace of Change Increases

December 23, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the pace of change increases.

The wheel keeps on turning. The pace of innovation keeps increasing. How do we keep up in a world of change? Change needs to become the norm. Now, we’re not in the only period of change. People are concerned about the rise of artificial intelligence, we’ve talked about it … 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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