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Slowing Down the Activity Buzz

December 14, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you probably have a buzz of activity around you. Get this out, call that client, finish this project, deliver this, go to this meeting. It’s a lot. It’s a bunch to keep up with. We often feel great to be in this hive of activity, knowing that everybody needs us and that we’re getting great … Read the rest

Sunk Costs Are Irrelevant

December 14, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about not spending time thinking about past expenses.

Folks, Shawn here with you talking about an important concept in business planning. I learned this early in accounting school, and it stuck with me for many years. I’ve been using this principle since the early to mid-90s, and I love it. What is it?

Sunk … Read the rest

Changing Time Allocations

December 13, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about business growth and what it means to you.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you. I’m talking about one of the realities of a growing business and a changing business. Your business is going to evolve and if you’re going to grow your role’s going to change.

Think about a person like Bill Gates. When … Read the rest

When Are Your Internet Forms Good (When You Know How to Modify Them)

December 13, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about internet forms.

Hi, folks, Shawn here with you. You know you hear a lot of lawyers say that internet forms are terrible. If you Google around most of them say it’s bad. I’ve even taken that position. But when are internet forms good?

When can we actually utilize these things? You know they … Read the rest

Preparing a Company for Merger

December 12, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about what you need to do before a merger.

Folks, Shawn here with you, talking today about preparing your company for a merger or acquisition. Now, most of my comments today are going to be applicable to the sell-side, which is somebody selling their business to somebody else. But, a lot of the stuff … Read the rest

Dan Sullivan – Do You Notice When You Get Tired, Other People Get Stupid

December 12, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about the consequences of when we get tired.

Hi, folks, Shawn here with you. Question for you. Do you ever notice when you get tired, that other people get stupid? I’m serious here. This question was posed by Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach in one of our sessions. Do you notice when you’re starting … Read the rest

Avoiding Misalignment

December 11, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

We have talked about finding alignment and purpose in your business in earlier blogs http://wp.me/p81FNm-1zL.Finding alignment can be one of the biggest challenges in business. You are constantly looking for ways that you can partner with others and do the things that you are great at, the things you love, and let them do the same. Find out about any … Read the rest

What to Do in the Event that your Business Partner Dies

December 11, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Unfortunately, changes are part of life and they are inevitable, but many business partners do not plan for changes. We encourage partners to plan for death, disability, divorce, disagreement, and other possibilities in the evolution of the partnership at the beginning, but what if you did not do that? What if you formed a partnership and now your partner has … Read the rest

Contracts Are Just A List of Promises

December 9, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Hi, folks! Shawn here with you. I want to talk to you about contracts and what they are and I really want to break it down. Now, we’re going to get a little legal here. Many of you know, I’m a lawyer, I’m licensed in 12 states, and DC. But, I’m not your lawyer. So, I’m not advising you here, … Read the rest

If You Build it, Will They Come?

December 8, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Most of us have heard that famous quote from the movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.” Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, was encouraged to build a baseball field in the middle of nowhere, Iowa so that legendary baseball players could show up and play. He was told, “If you build it, they will come.” … Read the rest