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What I Learned as a Paper Boy | Early Business Lessons

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I was sitting at a lunch with clients and their private equity owners and we were having a discussion of first jobs. Many of us had delivered papers as our first jobs.

I had not focused on the fundamental, blocking and tackling business lessons we had learned until we were talking about it at the lunch.…

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What Do Successful Business Leaders Do?

I have had the good fortune to work with a few really good business leaders and owners; and more than a few not so good business leaders and owners.  And while there are a number of traits that the good leaders possess and use, there are two that I believe are critical:

  • Insane long-term focus on the business strategy
  • Extraordinary devotion and relationships with all employees

Focus

It’s easy to believe that you are intensely focused on your business strategy and your business, it’s quite another to practice that focus. …

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Bonus Plans That Pay

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In today’s competitive environment finding and retaining top talent is a key to business success.  Developing and implementing a bonus plan that is in alignment with your business goals can be a powerful aid in keeping those high performers on your team.

Keys To an Effective Bonus Plan

  • One of the ways your team will know it is valued is that they will be paid well.  


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Award Winning Author and Inc. Magazine’s Editor-at-Large Bo Burlingham to Keynote B2B CFO’s Annual Meeting

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MESA, Ariz. [November 5, 2015] – B2B CFO, the nation’s largest CFO and Exit Strategies firm for privately held businesses, announced today that award winning author and Inc. Magazine’s Editor-at-Large, Bo Burlingham will keynote the National Partners Meeting to be held April 28-30, 2016.

The invitation-only annual event that brings together all of B2B CFO’s Partners from across the country along with sponsors and special guests will be hosted at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.…

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What is a T-Account?

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Time to go old school here. I remember clearly my first high school accounting class – it would have been more appropriately titled a bookkeeping class as the highlight was setting up and accounting for a new business in its first year. We learned things from writing a check to recording journal entires to

There are a lot of things I learned in my first accounting course in high school that are now obsolete – including punch cards, reel to reel back-up tapes and check book registers (at least in my world).…

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