Business on a handshake…

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Our businesses have an in-house business mentor.

A retired, savy businessman that built his business from scratch and sold to an international conglomerate.  He does not know all of the things our businesses do but he can read a balance sheet and business plan and tear each apart if it does not work.  He has investment properties and understands money in a way we can all dream about.

So, here are some tips from him you might find useful, even if you already know them.

“Find people you can do business on a handshake.  Then do the paperwork because no one’s memory is very good.”

“It’s not about the numbers alone.  It is about the relationships first.”

“If you don’t step up and lead your employees, you’ll all be looking for work.”

“Get to work.”

What is the cost of our in-house mentor?  A desk and chair, a phone, access to the building at any time,  Internet access and our permission to “call us out” on things we need to stop doing so we can make more money and build better business relationships.  His schedule is his own and we are glad he shares it with us!  And even more so, we are glad he calls us “friend.”

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About the Author

Glenn S. Phillips works with leaders who want to leverage technology and understand risks within. An author and blogger, Glenn is often quoted in national media, plays a really ugly tuba (it even has a bullet hole) and is a fan of dark chocolate and great puns.