Category Archives for "Operations"

What the Contract Says

Say what you want about attorneys, they will often have you think through things you never considered and mitigate downside risk. Full Disclosure: I am currently married to an attorney and no warranties are expressed or implied by that statement, or any statements.   Earlier this week, a deal that we had signed in November […]

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Valuing a Negative Cash Flow Business

I purchase companies. Improving businesses, saving jobs and allowing people to reach their highest potential is one of my favorite things to do. This falls totally in line with what I can’t stand which is waste.   Since 2014 when my team and I started doing this more actively, I’ve looked at, considered and or […]

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No it’s Not.

I have a young son who has started to respond to things that are clearly true with ‘no it’s not’ in a sassy shut down the conversation tone. While it might sometimes be cute with a child, it is not cute consistently with friends, family or team members. Perhaps it’s because this goes against my […]

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Who Wants Used Computers?

Currently I have a screaming new laptop, I get a new one about every 2-3 years because an improvement of seconds per task in speed means additional hours per week and weeks per year that would have gone lost to processing cycles. This isn’t always the case though.   When I started College Snacks which […]

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Value Check

When we first start out, it is amazing to say that you’ve hired your first employee, assistant, whatever. Over time, the noise goes away and we get accustomed to things as they are. After the recent sale of a business, I started to look at the team with a fresh set of eyes. Shame on […]

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The Difficult Tax

There are the customers, friends, people we interact with where everything is seamless enjoyable and we walk away wanting more. This is not about those relationships. This is about the people who take energy from you. It is either Dan Sullivan or Verne Harnish who says that there are 2 types of activities, those that […]

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