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What Should I Do If I Get In A Fight With My Partner?

January 6, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

We work with a lot of partners to develop a lot of businesses, and unfortunately, that means we’ve see a lot of business fights. And they’re never pretty. At some point, perhaps, you didn’t write the perfect partnership agreement. Perhaps, it didn’t have the flexibility that it needed to evolve over time. Perhaps, maybe you did build a really good … Read the rest

Build the A-Team For Your Business

January 6, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

You have to build the A-Team. If you’re like me and a lot of other business owners, you’ve probably experimented with how to build your teams. What culture works?

I know for myself, when I was early in the process, I had a very loose culture. I tried to be nice, and I didn’t really want to be challenging on … Read the rest

Common Myths on Planning: 3 Things That Are Commonly Misunderstood

January 5, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

At McBride For Business, LLC we do a lot of planning: we work with a lot of our clients on plans and we see a lot of common myths. Here are three common myths that we see, and why they are simply not true.

#1 A Business Plan Will Go Stale. A lot of people avoid planning, because they think … Read the rest

Do What You Love The Money Will Find You

January 5, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

There’s a lot of people out there that subscribe to the philosophy if you do what you love the money will find you, and I’m one of those. I’ve worked with many entrepreneurs. I’ve had countless conversations with business owners and other successful people, and I keep seeing one theme over and over again. People that focus on what they … Read the rest

How To Interact With Your Law Firm To Keep Your Costs Down

January 4, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

R. Shawn McBride recently published an article to the R. Shawn McBride Law Firm, PLLC Blog on a topic that might be of interest: How to Interact with your Law Firm to Keep Your Costs Down.

He discusses how to minimize costs when working with your attorney.

You can see the full article here.

Make sure you download our … Read the rest

Before Being a Rescuer, Consider Three Things

January 4, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Here are three things to consider before you jump in the middle of something to save another person.

If you’re like me (particularly if you’re in a service business), you probably like helping other people. That’s probably why you started doing what you’re doing and it’s a sense of service that makes you want to help others. In a way, … Read the rest

Are You Really Prepared for The Future? Advanced Planning Techniques for Assessing Your Preparation

January 3, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

I speak about The 3 Laws of Empowerment – which is to prepare, plan, and protect (www.rshawnmcbridelive.com/3laws). The 3 Laws of Empowerment have turned out to be a valuable framework to analyze people’s plans, their ability to succeed, and their preparation.

The three laws are interconnected, and they’re a valuable way of figuring out whether we are where … Read the rest

The Reality of Company Formation: Getting it Right from the Beginning

January 3, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

Very few of our clients come to us when they want to form a company with dreams of being small. Almost everybody has dreams of growing and getting big, but resources are tight in the beginning, and we understand that. Many clients are looking for an inexpensive way to form their company. Enter websites like LegalZoom.com , where people can … Read the rest

Jumping the Gap to Starting Your Business: Getting Income Needed from Your Full-Time Job

January 2, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

For many people that I talk to (particularly those in the speaking industry that are trying to get started), that are trying to launch new businesses, there’s a perennial problem of how do I get from where I’m at to running my own business? If you’re a full-time employee, it’s hard. It’s hard to walk away from that salary and … Read the rest

Plans: Three Key Things to Maximize the Power

January 2, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride

By spending our time building business plans, we encourage most of our clients and our business contacts to put together strong business plans with ‘what if’ scenarios, and other techniques, to make sure that the plans really work and that they’re strong. We talk about that when I speak about my 3 Laws of Empowerment, www.rshawnmcbridelive.com, where I mention … Read the rest


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