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Good Plans Can Mean Big Money 4 Great Benefits to Quality Planning

October 28, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

Business plans may sound boring, but they’re really important. Why are business plans so important? Why do they matter?

There are a lot of reasons why it’s critical that you have a good business plan. Let’s break it down a little bit. Let’s think about how and why business plans are so important. We discussed in an earlier blog the … Read the rest

Business Plans: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 27, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

I work as an attorney and business strategist.

One of the unique things about being in the position that I (and my team) are in, is that we get to see a lot of business plans. We’ve seen the good, we’ve seen the bad, and we’ve seen the ugly. There are certain lessons that we can take away from these … Read the rest

My Learning Experience Speaking To Tech Ranch

October 26, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride


Last week, I spoke on The Three Laws of Empowerment at Tech Ranch. http://techranchaustin.com/ The room was full of a great group of entrepreneurs, and there was a lot of interaction in the room, and as always, I learned a lot from others when I spoke. One of my goals is to have a two-way conversation going during a speech … Read the rest

Protecting the Client When Selling Their Business Or Do I Really Need to Hire a Lawyer?

October 25, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride


I recently read a blog article suggesting that person selling their business SHOULD NOT involve a lawyer in the process. I replied to the original blog, and since then the original blog was updated.  Here is the updated version:

Planning Your Liquidity Event: Four Groups to Consult with Prior to Selling Your Business


I found this advice shocking!  As a … Read the rest

October Book Review

October 24, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

This is the first blog post that will be published monthly as part of McBride For Business, LLC’s Book Review series. The following books reviewed are a collection of invaluable reads, topics include: career planning, delegation, ideas & achievement, Russian investment and women’s advancement in the workplace.

The Inequality Equalizer by Jen Abernathy is a valuable guide for career planning … Read the rest

Revving Up Your Business by Building Your Team

October 18, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride


If you’re going to be successful, and I do mean really successful, as in a great leader in your industry . . . you are going to have to fire up your business. You’re going to have to grow, and growing involves getting a team together. All of the most successful people have supporters. You’re going to need supporters too. … Read the rest

Fuel for Growth: Understanding the 5 Stages of Business Growth and Development – Finding Out Where You Are and How You Can Grow

October 13, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

When analyzing businesses, we often see that they go through 5 stages of business growth. Figuring out where you are and what stages are coming up, and how to order things can give you a lot of fuel to figure out what you should be focusing on next, and what are lower priorities. What are your short-term objectives, what are … Read the rest

Resources for Speakers

October 12, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

At The R. Shawn McBride Law Firm, PLLC and R. Shawn McBride Strategy Firm, McBride For Business, LLC, we take great pride in helping business owners achieve their dreams. One way we work with business owners is by getting our clients – from where they are to where they want to be. That may be – forming their business entity, … Read the rest