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R. Shawn McBride’s Critical Tools to Prepare Your Business: The Laws of Empowerment Focus: Preparation

November 11, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

In our previous article, http://www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/blog/mcbrides-critical-tools-for-business-the-3-laws-of-empowerment-to-enhance-your-business-success/ ‎we took a very broad look at the principles of the three laws of empowerment, which were developed from years of experience working with various different clients in a legal and business strategy context. In this article, we’re going to take a deep dive and look at the Law of Preparation.

We’re living in a … Read the rest

The Trump Victory in 2016: 5 Specific Things That Might Change Because of This Election

November 10, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

Mr. Trump has been recognized as the President-Elect. Where do we stand? What specific things might we be looking for as businesses to make sure that we understand the effects of the election, or capitalizing on any opportunities? What might be affected?

Mr. Trump’s platform was not as developed as many other candidates had been in the past. There’s not … Read the rest

The Election’s Effect on Small Business: Things to Think About

November 9, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

If you’re like 48% of the people in the country, the candidate you voted for won the election. However, within that 48%, we understand some of those 48% didn’t really want Mr. Trump to win, but they picked him as the lesser of two evils. Forty-eight percent of the people didn’t get what they wanted, and their candidate lost. Another … Read the rest

Trustworthy Business

November 9, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

Trust is imperative for many relationships. At McBride For Business, what we do is work with our clients to establish and build trust. We come-up with ways for trust to happen. Most of the work we do involves partnership agreements, negotiations and other sensitive issues within a business – all of which are grounded in trust.

It makes sense to … Read the rest

Why You Need a Planning Partner 6 Key Traits to Look For

November 8, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride


At McBride For Business, LLC what we discuss with business owners is to have a third-party involved in the planning of your business. Planning is complex and needs to be done correctly because it is so fundamental to the business process; it is one of the most important things you can do in the life of your company. As a … Read the rest

Proud To Be An American Let Your Voice Be Heard And Vote

November 7, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

America, the beautiful. Just the thought of it makes me swell up with pride. Although, America is not perfect, it sure has a lot to be proud of.

I am grateful. Grateful that I am an American, and I get to freely vote.

Voting is a privilege that many brave Americans sacrificed their blood, sweat and tears so that we … Read the rest

Observations of Business Disruptions: Bad Things Happen to Good People – 3 Stories From the Trenches

November 4, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

I’ve been active on the speaking circuit for some time ( www.rshawnmcbridelive.com). With speaking comes mishaps. You need to be able to roll with the punches. Obviously, your first line of defense is to avoid a problem before it becomes a problem, to work through issues, and to minimize disruptions; make sure you have the correct PowerPoint slides, check … Read the rest

Joint Ventures Reap Unexpected Benefits

November 3, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

We’ve talked in earlier blogs about how you’re going to focus on your specialization and how you’re going to have to use a team of people to get to a higher level in your business. http://www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/blog/revving-up-your-business-by-building-your-team/ Now, for a lot of businesses, one of the biggest struggles is to maneuver through these steps, particularly when you have a one-owner operation. … Read the rest

Shifting Gears to Grow Your Business to a Higher Level

November 2, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride


If you’ve read our prior blog post http://www.mcbrideforbusiness.com/blog/revving-up-your-…ding-your-team-2/ on revving up by using a team to get to a higher level, you’re probably starting to think about what is your specialization? What you do best and how to get focused on it? How do you build this team around you? How do you get moving? How do you get into … Read the rest

Writing a Business Plan Tips to Make it Easy

October 31, 2016 // R. Shawn McBride

Writing a business plan is easier than it sounds. You know, when people come to us and we talk about planning, people get scared. There’s something overwhelming about the concept of a plan – actually putting down what’s going to happen, assumptions, projections, thoughts about the future, talking about conditions. . . If you’re reading this you’re probably already getting … Read the rest

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