What’s Your Biggest Time Waster at Work (and what to do about it)

March 22, 2017 @ 2:08 pm posted by Sarah McGinley

What is your biggest time waster at work? Is it: Phone calls? Meetings? Email? Staff interruptions? If you are anything like the 353 U.S. business owners my company Maui Mastermind surveyed you’re likely answer is “email” (57%), followed by either “phone calls” or “staff interruptions” (tied at 17% each). Regardless of which of these four  Continue

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5 Meeting Best Practices Every Leader Should Follow

March 16, 2017 @ 2:21 pm posted by David Finkel (Taxloopholes.com Advisor)

A recent article in the Harvard Business Review reported on an international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, Always On, Never Done?, which shows that professionals, executives and business owners in the U.S. and 36 other countries now work a whopping 72-hour week. The study went into depth explaining that one of the biggest sources for frustration of  Continue

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The 5 Secrets of Today’s Billionaires (and what they have to teach you about producing more with less)

March 8, 2017 @ 4:03 pm posted by David Finkel (Taxloopholes.com Advisor)

The world today is different in many ways, one key way is how the most successful business leaders have learned to break the chain between one hour of time worked and one unit of value created. Time cards and grueling days don’t help business leaders create value. We create value by what we do with  Continue

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6 Simple Tips to Effectively Cover Your Backside

@ 3:56 pm posted by David Finkel (Taxloopholes.com Advisor)

In my last article on the power of your written trail to protect yourself and your company I shared the two key “filters” you need to pass your written paper trail through. I want to share more details on the nuts and bolts of documenting your business deals and relationships so that you see it  Continue

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I wanted to follow up on an earlier article on the ten stupidest things business people do that get them sued with a simple practice that will help keep you safer – documenting your files. In the old world this often meant crafting “cover yourself” memos for your physical files, but in today’s world this  Continue

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Stop Demotivating Your Team and Help them Feel Their Successes

February 16, 2017 @ 9:05 am posted by David Finkel (Taxloopholes.com Advisor)

“David, you’re never satisfied with the work I do. It’s just like with my dad, you’re never happy.” Those were the words I heard from a key team member 7 years ago now, and they stung. I wanted to be an enlightened boss and saw myself as an empowering leader. But here was direct evidence  Continue

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8 Tips to Control Your Staffing Costs

February 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am posted by David Finkel (Taxloopholes.com Advisor)

In most companies, the largest expense is their employee. Now I want to frame this article with a clear understanding that your team is essential and indispensable, and really not an expense. Still, I want to share with you 8 sure-fire suggestions to help you control your staffing costs. Tie compensation to value created, not  Continue

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The 10 Stupidest Things Business People Do that Get Them Sued

January 19, 2017 @ 9:28 am posted by David Finkel (Taxloopholes.com Advisor)

A short while ago I was talking with my friend and attorney, Alan Gassman, about the crazy, uninformed, and just plain stupid things that business people do that get them sued. Alan is one of the leading attorneys in the country with over 20 years of practice experience. I want to share that list with  Continue

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Using Strategic Expenses to Enhance Your Cash Flow

January 11, 2017 @ 1:16 pm posted by David Finkel (Taxloopholes.com Advisor)

If you’re looking to run a lean, efficient business, where are the places you should and should not spend money? Here is a simple distinction that will help you make smarter strategic choices for yourself. The distinction is between “strategic expenses” and “non-strategic expenses.” Essentially a strategic expense are expenses for things that concretely help  Continue

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Don ran a successful engineering firm with revenues of roughly $1 million annually. But he had been stuck at this level for over a decade. “David,” he said, “We go out and respond to RFPs and take past clients out to lunch to reconnect, which generates a ton of new business for us. But then  Continue

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