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Bridging the Customer Gap

January 3, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about bridging the gap between you and your customers.

Shawn here with you, talking to you about bridging the customer gap. Getting from where you are, your level of understanding, to your customer’s level of understanding. This can be a critical issue for so many businesses.

So often, business owners are very good at what … Read the rest

When Your Advisors Disagree

January 3, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

What should you do? You are caught in the crossfire. Your advisors cannot agree, and you are the one taking the heat. More than one of my clients has had a problem when they find their professional advisors disagree on the course of action. All too often, the client is the one who ends up paying the price.

How do … Read the rest

Using The 3 Laws of Empowerment for Your Decision-Making

January 2, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

As you know, I speak frequently about The 3 Laws of Empowerment. But, they are more than just a speaking topic. They are more than the way of giving a speech, they are an actual management framework that can be used in the decision-making process.

Recently while discussing a project with several senior consultants, one of them said, “We … Read the rest

Is a Board of Directors Right for Your Company?

January 2, 2018 // R. Shawn McBride

If you have been a reader of our blog, you know we suggest that sometimes people should use a Board of Directors in an emerging company. It can be a good way to get outside influence and to diversify the management and control of your business. It can allow the business to grow.

Questions we frequently get from emerging companies … Read the rest

Four Basic Steps to Self-Publish Your Book

December 30, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

When I wrote Business Blunders,  I made the decision to self-publish, which is becoming a popular choice these days. Because of the changes in the publishing industry and the advent of the internet, traditional publishers are struggling to be able to commercialize books. I decided I wanted to own my content and control its distribution.

I went the self-publishing … Read the rest

Would You Work More Hours for More Money?

December 29, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

At a sales conference a few years ago, the speaker posed this simple question to the audience. Surprisingly, no hands were raised. The salespeople were content with the money they were making, and where they were in their careers.  I think salespeople, and many other people, are not purely money-motivated; other factors are important to them. Certainly, they have some … Read the rest

Partnerships, Scary, But Profitable

December 28, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Often, when I mention partnerships in a speech, people recoil. I hear “I will never go into another partnership again.”

But partnerships can be wildly profitable. A great, working, partnership brings together different skills and helps accelerate the business to a higher level.  We have seen businesses owned by two or three owners in the private sector, and we have … Read the rest

Is it Time to Reinvent Your Business?

December 28, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Business can be reinvented if you allow yourself the ability to rethink things. One of the keys in The 3 Laws of Empowerment is knowing that you can change your direction, that you can reset your course, that you are indeed empowered. You can execute plans the way you want.

Your business can be re-engineered. You are not stuck in … Read the rest

I Wish I Could Be Half as Disciplined as my Dog

December 28, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

I jokingly said this the other day.  Dogs tend to be very disciplined, you tell them what to do, and they will do it.

Truthfully, I am a pretty disciplined person. I schedule my days because I have tasks to get done. I have a tight schedule with many meetings, speaking engagements, client discussions, and various other things. It is … Read the rest

Business Blunder as a Relationship Book

December 27, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about his Business Blunder book.

Shawn here with you talking about my book, Business Blunders but business blunders as a relationship book. I didn’t write Business Blunders as a relationship book. It wasn’t the original intention. It’s really a business guide. I saw people come to me after they had made mistakes, and I … Read the rest


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