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Melding Different Styles to Do More

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about melding different styles together and growing your team.

Hey, folks, it’s Shawn here. I want to talk to you about a very important idea from a management standpoint. It’s melding different styles together to do more. If your organization is struggling or if you’re in the early stages of growth and you want to build a company that’s really going to stand the test of time and do great things and grows exponentially, we really need to think about the future. We need to think about how things work, and how we’re going to grow our teams to play together because it needs to become a team environment. No one person is going to grow a company.

You know out of all the great leaders out there, they have help in different areas. Different people are doing different functions. And this is pure economics specialization. We’re going back to the days of Adam Smith here, right. Everybody is doing the things they do best and we bring that together in a team, we do even more. So we want to meld styles together. We want to look at different people.

There’s a lot of talk right now about generations – Millennials versus Gen-Xers, versus the Baby Boomers and how we all work differently. We do indeed have different styles and different cultural values when you look at these groups from an abstract, large level. We also have different working styles within our company. We have some people that are very high-strung and they want to be leaders. We have other people that want to be followers and just want to be conscientious and work through things. A lot of this will be seen in your disk style. But we have all these different styles and we want to blend them together in a way that makes sense.

We want everybody to be empowered. The 3 Laws of Empowerment that I speak about so much, everybody following their path and their dreams, but also doing it in a way that collectively makes sense.

And how do you do it? Often the best thing you can do is bring in some outside advice. Get an adviser to come in there and tell you what’s going right and what’s going wrong and where to focus, and where to emphasize, and where to pull back. And how to blend all this together in such a powerful way.

And so if that’s something you’re interested in, that’s a service we provide at McBride for Business. There’s also other great consultants out there. Find the one that has the right personality fit for you. Try this one for size. See if we work for you. Maybe somebody else is a better fit.

If this is resonating with you and something you’re starting to think about, check out the McBride for Business blog and the McBride Attorney’s blog. Both have great information for you.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer G. Schouten de Jel.

 

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Scale or Die

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

I’m watching it happen again. One of my favorite vendors is struggling because of scaling issues. They provide great service. They provide a great service to me, which is why I’ve recommended them multiple times to other people. But now I’ve watched them get bigger and because they have grown and haven’t adjusted their business model, they’re struggling. They’re having difficulty keeping up with all the orders and servicing myself and the new clients.
I hate to see this happen. There’s a truism in business. If you’re not prepared to scale, you’re going to eventually hit a problem because if people like your quality and they like your service, they’re going to refer you and then you’re going to be unable to grow.
You’re either going to have to say no to customers or you’re going to have to get to a situation where you’re going to disappoint your new or existing customers. I, unfortunately, can no longer refer the service because they have not provided me quality service since their growth and now they’ll repeat the cycle undoubtedly. Other of their customers will stop referring them, their business will stop growing and they’ll struggle again. And as they scale down and as they lose customers, they’ll be able to provide high-quality service again and they’ll please another batch of customers and they’ll go through a growth phase until they can’t anymore.
You see in business, it’s critical to scale. We have to grow with our operations. If we’re not growing, we’re dying and if we’re doing the things right, growth is going to come to us and we have to be ready for it or else we’re going to fall in this vicious trap of not doing great service and losing our customers and going back and forth.
So how do we do this? How do we prepare? Well, part of it’s what we talked about. It’s using effective delegation, as discussed in other blogs, it’s having systems and processes, and it’s getting the owners and the others in the company focused on what they’re great at rather than just doing every task that comes in the door. So it’s really about having that business focus and that business understanding no matter who you are and what you’re doing and what you’re doing well.
It’s a shame to have a business that’s so great that you grow but then you lose your customers. It’s really a terrible paradox, so be prepared. Be ready for growth. Have plans in place. Map out your next direction. Figure out how you’ll deal with that growth when it happens so that you have plans in place and you don’t end up hurting yourself.
What’s been your experience with growth? Have you struggled with it? Are you prepared for a growth cycle? Could you take an increase in your operations of doubling in size next year? What would you do? Join us in the comments below and let us know the preparations you’re making for growth.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein. This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique. Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer Kaliyoda.

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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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They’re Just Not Going to Get it, the Lonely Existence of an Entrepreneur

Posted on: August 30th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

You know, one of the challenges of being an entrepreneur is that you’re different than everybody else. A lot of your people in your life aren’t going to understand or get what you’re doing. Many people work for corporate America or work routine jobs with routine schedules. They’re in work. They’re out of work. They have these very clear modes and their work also starts and stops.

As I built by business and been an entrepreneur, I’ve had a lot of non-entrepreneurs question my time allocation, wondering why my work doesn’t stop, wondering why some of my work continues, and why I don’t have five or ten minutes here or there for this or that. You’ll hear things like you can’t work 24 hours a day, or you have to take a break. But as I interface with other entrepreneurs, I find that a lot of entrepreneurs don’t want to take those breaks. They want to keep moving. They’re energized by their business. They’re on a bigger mission.

One of the most lonely parts of being an entrepreneur is that a lot of times, the world around you won’t understand you, but not to fear. Other entrepreneurs do. They understand the phase that you’re going through, whether they’re going through it currently or if they’ve built their business because this phase often does pass. Just because you’re going through a period now where you are working 18 hours a day, building something bigger, it doesn’t mean that it’s going to go on forever. It may end at some point and you can plan for that, so take faith. Know that the world won’t get you. A lot of people won’t get you. That’s part of being an entrepreneur. Keep building something bigger. Keep working for your future and know that you can get there and that when you do, you’ll be different than everybody else. You already are.

What’s been your experience with being an entrepreneur? Have other people been challenged by you and your experiences? Have they questioned your time allocation? Join us in the comments below.

 

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer Steven Goodwin. 

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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Parting Ways: Partnerships Gone Bad

Posted on: August 30th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

Unfortunately, it happens. Not every partnership is going to make it. Partnerships struggle and people change. In fact, one of the things I talk about in my speeches, www.ourshawnmcbridelive.com/presentations, is the fact that life is going to change and the values and interests of partners will often change. Meaning the partners that are in perfect alignment today, may not be in alignment in the future and we just need to be realistic about the fact that there could be changes in values and interests, and that’s okay. We’ll go a different direction.
How do we make it to where partners can part ways? How do we build things to make the economic value, creative? Well if you don’t have a plan, you’re often going to end up in a courthouse. Unless you can negotiate a settlement, you’ll end up in a lawsuit where one partner will sue the other over what happened in the partnership. This is not where you want to spend your time or money. These are cumbersome processes, they take a lot of time, they’re expensive, and typically the business does not thrive while partnership disputes are going on. What is preferred is to have a method to protect the economic value. What we often see is partnership agreements where we have negotiated exits with valuations that are set in advance, (you don’t want to be agreeing to the value at the time of dispute), and exit mechanisms, which are agreed in advance. This allows us to have some degree of certainty as to what would happen. We know the valuations, we know the process for the exit.
The only thing left is there may be some hard feelings because one person maybe upset that they got exited or that they had to buy the other person out, but it’s fair. We know the amounts, we know the system, and we’ve agreed to all of that in advance. So it really does help us to make sure that we’re going to do the right thing and more importantly, it saves all the wasted time and resources. We need to be realistic in business. And what’s realistic is that not every partnership is going to last, but we can be realistic and build systems and processes to protect the wealth so that even if the partnership breaks up, the partners can still look back and enjoy the economic fruits of their labor.
What’s been your experience with this? Have you had partnership disputes or issues in the past? What are you doing differently in the future to protect yourself?

 

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein. This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique. Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer Michel Meynsbrughen.

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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Liability As A Speaker

Posted on: August 29th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about liability as a speaker.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you. We talk about liability as a speaker or an entertainer or really in a lot of our different businesses when we’re providing a service, so we have to think about what might be possible. Now, remember this is not legal advice for you, this is just general thinking about what might come up here. You want to talk to your attorney about your specific situation and make sure you have the right protection. But a lot of speakers reach out periodically because they are working at venues or events and people are asking them for liability waivers, and people go back and scratch their head, and they’re like, well, what liability could I have as a speaker? And I have to say speaker probably has one of the more safe professions as far as liability, but it doesn’t mean you’re insulated from liability, particularly here in the U.S., you know very litigious society. A lot of people like to sue each other for everything. And smart clients, companies that are hiring people as speakers or entertainers or for other service businesses, want to know that their people have liability protection because they don’t want problems being passed back there.

So what could go wrong as a speaker? Well, you could say something incorrect, libelous or slanderous, or you could use some improper material in your speech. Maybe third party rights to it might be an issue, you don’t have the proper intellectual property clearance. All of these things come back and bite the event that hires you. So they want to make sure you have some insurance in place to make sure if they get bit because of your activity, they’ve got a deep pocket to go after, i.e. the insurance company.

Maybe you jump off the stage and do something crazy during your event, again liability for the venue. Maybe not that likely to happen, but they want to transfer that liability and risk back to you. And maybe you make some incorrect statements and people rely on those statements, and there’s a possibility of liability there too. Some type of errors, an omissions-type claim, because you make improper statements. So a lot of different things that come up. I mean we’re living in a dangerous world. A lot of people are concerned about risk. And that’s why a lot of people are getting into these liability shifting regimes, which means basically that if you’re hosting an event, you want to shift as much liability off to other people as you can to keep your insurance rates low, keep your risk low, so that’s what were’ seeing as speakers. So general liability policy is probably a great idea.

Talk to your insurance broker, get the right stuff in place for you. And if you’re running speaking as a business or doing another service related business, and you want to think about these things in more depth, check out the McBride For Business Youtube channel. We’re bringing great content to you talking about these types of issues, things you can do to make your businesses better. The R. Shawn McBride public page on Facebook, where we are delivering videos and content to it regularly. Great stuff that’s relevant to your business. McBride For Business blog All these are great resources, R. Shawn McBride, I hope to hear from you, and talk to you soon!

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer Scott Liddell.

 

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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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It’s Not a Competition of How Many Hours You Work

Posted on: August 29th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

You know I’m surrounded by entrepreneurs and a lot of people in business, and one of the saddest things I find is that a lot of people want to compare how many hours they work. Vestiges of the old economy. There used to be a day where output was related to input and the number of hours you worked. The days have changed. No longer is what you make directly tied to how many hours you work. We’re living in an innovation and results economy, so we need to end the competition of how many hours we work. It should no longer be a point of pride about how many hours we gave in a given week or how much time we spent at the office. Our lives are more and this is about our creativity and our contributions to the greater economy.
So I want all of us to stop asking today, to stop this needless competition. To stop talking about how many hours they’re at work. How much effort did I put in? Let’s start focusing on the results. What are we getting? What benefit are we adding to our fellow business owner? How are we making sure that we’re making great things happen? In fact, a better metric would be results per hour. With the more results, you can get in less time being beneficial. That’s really our measuring stick these days. How many results are you giving per hour extended and the better you can make that equation look, the better you’re really doing.
What’re your thoughts on this? Have you ever got caught up in a competition of who’s working more hours? How did you break the cycle? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your thoughts and experience?

 

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein. This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique. Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer Elizabeth French.

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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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How Clear Are Your 10-Year Dreams

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about focusing on your 10-year plans for your business.

Hey, folks. Shawn here with you asking an important question: how clear are you on your 10-year dreams? We talk a lot at McBride for Business when I’m coaching, consulting, keynoting, about what are your 10-year dreams? We really want to understand where people want to be in 10 years and these are deep. What do you want your life to look like? Where do you want to live? How do you want to be spending your time? What’s your family situation? How are you doing professionally? Where are you allocating the time at work versus your personal life and what are you doing when you’re working? We really want detailed specifics. And I want to ask how detailed is your 10-year plan. How clear is your picture of where you’re going to be in 10 years?

For many people, the answer is it’s very fuzzy. They have broad notions of things they want to do, but they haven’t worked out the details. I’m going to tell you, the more you work out the details the more you’re going to be able to get there because you need to be able to make decisions that are consistent with where you want to be in 10 years. And then this gives you a sounding board because you can constantly say that you’re doing something that’s driving you to your 10-year goals. Or is it something that’s distracting you from your 10-year goals, right? There’s a constant questioning. When you have that clear vision of where you want to be in 10 years, you can know whether what you’re doing is consistent with it and whether it works.

So how clear have you gotten on your 10-year plan? Have you taken the time to write it down and think about it and also analyze it? Does this get me there in 10 years? Is this consistent? Does everything add up? Do I have enough hours in a day to live the life the way I want to live it in 10 years and am I taking into account reality with the growth of children, changes with your parents, changes of economics throughout the world, and economic trends? Have you done all of this type of analysis?

You need to do that hard work now. When you have that very clear vision of 10 years out, we can start making very good plans, you know, and I am a planning guy. I like to help people build companies that stand the test of time and part of that is knowing where the owner’s going to be in 10 years.

If this is resonating with you, check out the McBride for Business blog. We talk a lot about these issues on the McBride Attorney’s blog. The R. Shawn McBride public page on Facebook has a lot of videos like this that are going to help you unlock the things you need to unlock. So subscribe, check us out, and do the McBride for Business YouTube channel as well. Subscribe there. Get more videos. Get more input on what you are and what you can be doing.

So what are you doing to build yourself and what are you doing for your future? Check out our business evaluation checklist. Write to me. Let me know how I can help you and your organizations do more. R. Shawn McBride signing off. Hope to hear from you very soon.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer German Soza.

 

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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Why I Chose to Be An Entrepreneur

Posted on: August 26th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

Sometimes I’m asked why I became an entrepreneur and why I started my own law firm and later my own business strategy firm. At the time I started my groups, I just didn’t feel right in corporate America. For me, corporate America meant large law firms. I couldn’t be myself. I couldn’t do the things that I thought my clients needed done because of the rigid confines of the structures I was working in. Law firms had very particular ways of doing things, and they had very particular requirements in ways to bill clients, set up matters, and work with them, and I knew for various reasons that it just didn’t make sense.

I wanted to work differently, so I started my own organizations. I left the confines of the big law firms to find a way to do more, to be able to help my clients, to help them grow, and to allow me to be me, to provide economic value by doing the things that I’m best at. Sometimes when you work at a larger organization, particularly one that’s been established for quite some times, the roles are very well defined, and I, fortunately, or unfortunately, didn’t fit the role of being that senior attorney in a large law firm. I didn’t enjoy sitting at my desk grinding away doing routine matters again and again. I have a creative side. I like to express that. I like to come up with innovative solutions. I like to help people reach their goal, and I couldn’t do this in other confines, but by being an entrepreneur and starting my own law firm, I could find ways to work creatively with my clients. I could work side by side with them. We could implement solutions. We could do things that made sense. We could think outside of the box.

Later, as my entrepreneurial journey evolved, I started my business strategy firm based on market demands and by learning how to provide the highest and best value to the clients, and that’s what it’s all about. By being separated from rigid structures, I’m able to be creative, I’m able to think differently, I’m able to do more for myself and for others.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer Valentina Jori. 

 

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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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This DREAM System Will Make It Easy for You and Your Teams to Make and Execute Plans

Posted on: August 25th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about a dream system that will make it easy to execute business plans.

Folks, Shawn here with you. If you’re watching this video, you’re probably thinking about planning, and planning doesn’t have to be boring. It can be done well, and it can be done easily, and I’ve come up with a system.

I’ve worked for many years. I’ve built two businesses, a law firm, and a business strategy firm. I’ve also helped my clients build countless other businesses, so I’ve seen what works. I’ve seen what doesn’t work, and I know how to make effective plans, and that’s what I want to talk to you about today.

How do we build effective plans? What do we do? And it’s a simple process, and as I’ve spent years speaking and training and working with others, I’ve come up with a very simple process to come up with a plan that you can really use, that your teams can use to pull things together because we need everybody going in the same direction. We need to bring the teams together, so how do we do this? How do we build a plan that really works? And it can all be summarized by the word dream. D-R-E-A-M, five steps. I’m going to run through them with you – very simple process. You can use this in your boardroom. You could use this in meetings. You can use this with your teams to make sub-plans to execute things.

# 1 You have to have that dream, that vision. Where are you going? What’s your big, 10-year goal, where you want to be? What do the owners want their lives to look like? What does the business want its life to look like? Know where you’re going in 10 years.

# 2 You need to relate that dream into steps. What steps are you going to take to get from where you are now to where you want to be in 10 years? How can we do that step-by-step? So build that part.

# 3 You want to evaluate what changes are necessary. You do not have the skills to be where you want to be in 10 years. Something’s got to change. There’s got to be new things added, new skills, new offerings, maybe new employees, and new divisions. Whatever needs to happen, we need to understand what changes are necessary.

# 4 We need to adjust for a timeline. We’ve built these steps, we’ve built these processes. I guarantee you, the first time through, everything will not fit neatly. So now we went to figure out how we’re going to adjust things to come together.

# 5 We’re going to modify as needed. Those things are going to develop. Things are going to change at different paces. Some things are going to develop quicker than expected. Some things are going to develop slower than expected. We need to modify as we go to make sure we’re getting where we want to be.

And that’s a really simple five-step process you can implement. If this is something you’re thinking about doing, if you’re ready to implement that plan, and you’re serious about your company, pick up the phone; give me a call. Reach out to me at mcbrideforbusiness.com.

Check out my R. Shawn McBride Fans and Audiences page if you just want to get some background information and understand what’s going on in the business world and the planning world, great info and tips for you there. McBride for Business YouTube channel is there for you as well, and let me know how I can help you. Reach out, drop me a note on the fan page, or check us out at McBride for Business, and make sure you get your business evaluation checklist at mcbrideforbusiness.com. It’s stuff that will help you make sure you’re getting the most value out of your business. I’m Shawn, I’m looking forward to talking with you again soon. Follow your dreams, folks.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Freeimages.com/photographer Kruno Knezevic.

 

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R. Shawn McBride is the Chief Innovation Officer at McBride For Business, LLC. His signature keynote, The 3 Laws of Empowerment, gives audiences an entertaining look at how they can prepare, plan and protect themselves. You can email R. Shawn McBride or (214) 418-0258.

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Why Geography Doesn’t Matter Anymore

Posted on: August 25th, 2017 by R. Shawn McBride No Comments

There used to be a day and a time when geography mattered a lot. We really cared about where people were located. We wanted to make sure that our service providers were in the same city as us so that we could sit down with them face to face. Well, the world has changed. Obviously, telecommunications have become extremely inexpensive. We also have video conferencing and email. Now when I’m looking for service providers for my business, I’m often looking for the best in class and I don’t care where they’re located. I can work with them remotely and for many of our clients, we find the same thing. They’re looking for great people to work with. They’re looking for people that can help them achieve what they want to achieve and they really don’t care about location.
The world is getting flatter. Geography’s becoming less important. What’s becoming more important is getting the best and doing the best so that we can effectively compete in the world that we’re in.
What’s been your experience? How have you worked across geographic boundaries? Do you think the geography is still important in the services industry? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your thoughts and experiences.

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