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Rethinking Innovation

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Not All Innovation is Equal Consider those who make gainful use of innovation as benefactors.  However, those who are impacted by innovation may be unintentionally harmed.  Ask taxi cab drivers how they feel about Uber.  Often technological progress disrupts the … Continue reading

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Low Risk, Big Rewards: Think About “Life Time Value”

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Are up front marketing expenses threatening your cash flow? “I want to grow my business” is the refrain of many small business owners. If you are looking to grow the top line, “sales revenue” then you have essentially 2 choices. … Continue reading

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It’ More Than A Business

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Last week I spent 3 days at an all girls camp nestled on 240 acres in Harrison, Maine.  My clients, Jim and Beigette Gill own and operate Fernwood Cove offering “extraordinary summers for girls.”  And extraordinary, it is. Fernwood Camp … Continue reading

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“Taking Care of Business”: Two Lists Small Business Owners Can Use Now

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Too frequently the small business owner moves from one short-term focus to the next paying little attention to the mid or long term goals and strategies that are real “force multipliers” to increase sales, lower risk, retain the best employees … Continue reading

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Why Thinking In Advance Matters

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Failed? Get Up! Failures are the proverbial lemons waiting to be turned into lemonade. They are learning lessons and should be stepping stones to success. They are the strikeouts that home run hitter endure and work through. If your feeling … Continue reading

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“Luck of the Irish”

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Most of us have heard the expression, “The luck of the Irish”.  With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I thought it would pay to take a look at what “luck” has to do with your small business. LUCK plays … Continue reading

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Time, Time, Time

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Time, more than any other asset including cash, is critical to the success of your business.  How you use your time spells the difference between success and failure.  Businesses that grow organically routinely turn time into cash flow.  Businesses that … Continue reading

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Start-ups: When Assumptions Are Not Enough

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At MGG Consulting we spend the better part of our days “thinking in advance” on behalf of our start-up and small business clients.  Most of this business planning involves a significant number of assumptions that may or may not prove … Continue reading

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Thinking In Advance

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Your Best Asset A good friend of mine once told me that the best asset one has is “thinking in advance”.  In business, this is especially true.  When you think of it, carefully preparing before an important meetng or presentation, … Continue reading

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