Author Archives: Paul McCann

Case Study: Optometrist Saves 20-30 Hours Per Month by Going Paperless

The hours of paperwork and bills in running Family Optometry business were taking their toll on Dr. Eric Dale. He loved taking care of his patients and leading his team, and he led the organization of 18 staff and three offices, including three other optometrists working with him. But he was exhausted, and he didn’t have any time to spend with his family. When an optometrist from a neighboring community approached him about Family Optometry purchasing his practice, Dr. […]

8 Life Lessons I Learned Teaching Business in the Amazon Jungle

​If you could dedicate yourself to one cause what would it be?  Where would you go and who would you serve if you had the opportunity?  When we were in our early twenties my wife and I talked about this often.  Through a series of events over multiple years, we moved in September 2006 to Peru South America to spend the next four years there with a Christian development organization. We lived in the Amazon city of Pucallpa, Peru for most of that time.  Throug […]

The One Thing Every Business Must Do

Only one? What could be so important that every single business needs to do this one…thing?Let’s narrow this down a bit.This includes not only all for-profit enterprises but also all non-profits too (but not governments, they’re exempt). Sole-proprietors, Fortune 500 companies, mom and pop businesses and everyone in between.Well meaning, great non-profits that provide wonderful services to people all over the world as well as the ones in your community. Religio […]

If You Build It, They Might Come

Is this the most wonderful time of the year? October is here bringing with it cool weather, changing leaves and the baseball playoffs. To make it even better, the Cubs are in the postseason again! If their streak continues, I’ll have another sleep deprived month cheering them on to a repeat World Series. All this baseball has me thinking about great baseball movies. There is no shortage of quality movies about this American pastime but certainly one of my fa […]

3 Steps to Tracking the Lifeblood of Your Business

The cooler weather, the start of football, it can only mean one thing: budget season! Yes, it is very near the time of year when the accountants prepare their crystal balls about the expected sales and expenses for the next calendar year. As you have heard a thousand times, “Cash is King”. The absence of cash is blamed for the premature death of many great business ideas. However, many budgets simply compare expected revenue for the year by a line item near […]

Don’t Trash Your Cash

If you’re an investor, a small business owner or a finance executive you’ve probably heard the phrase, “Cash is Trash.”  Since the Federal Reserve went on its stimulus rampage after the beginning of the great recession almost eight years ago leading to QE1, QE2 and other variations of monetary stimulus it has encouraged the interest rates to lower to zero and negative in some cases. The savers of the world are bemoaning this policy as their cash […]

3 Ratios Your Banker is Watching in Your Business

Running a privately held business is adventurous, exciting and risky. It is fun to be an entrepreneur and to interact with a diverse group of advisers and associates as you conduct business. If you are among the many businesses utilizing bank financing, one of these individuals needs to be a sharp commercial lender.Commercial lenders, also called Business Bankers, deal specifically with the business men and women using their hard earned capital to make investments for the future. By lendi […]