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Who’s Next?

How long do you want things to be exactly the same? How many years will you be content spending the same time and effort on the same tasks? If you want more vacation, more money, or less stress in 2021 than you have today, then you need to make an investment now. It’s time to figure out who’s next. Here’s how to start.

Your Ultimate Dream Exit

Image your ultimate dream exit. You’ve sold your business and you’re enjoying a refreshing iced tea at your beach house on the ocean or you’re traveling the world for a year visiting exotic lands. How did you do it? In this blog post, Steven Newell of Lindale Partners reveals the 7 keys to maximizing the sale of your business when the time comes. Prepare now, enjoy later!

You Must Be So Busy

I used to be so busy. Every week was a 50+ hour week. I remember the all-nighters to finish the massive bid packages. There was never a year with more than two weeks of vacation. So I can relate to those who still think that staying so swamped with work is a sign of success. Except they’re stuck in a trap making it impossible to grow their business….

My Biggest Sales Failure

In October 2010, I had the biggest sales opportunity of my career.  I was sitting in the office of a vice president trying to take over management of 500+ locations for the upcoming winter.  It ended up being the most humiliating sales failure I’ve ever experienced.  Here’s what happened (and how you can avoid the same fate)….

The Secret to Scaling Snow Operations

If you want to really scale your snow operations, the best kept “secret” is to utilize subcontractors. But there is a right way and a wrong way to accomplish this task. Instead of spending tens of thousands on equipment and pointlessly trying to hire more labor, let me share with you how to subcontract your problems away and still profit this season. The first key...

Does your Rental Property Income Get the 199A Deduction?

Many business owners own one or more rental properties. Since the new tax laws went into effect in 2018, landlords have been wondering if their rental property income qualifies as a trade or business for the purposes of the 20% deduction. Last week, the IRS finally issued some additional guidelines to help landlords know how to qualify for the deduction...

You’re a Fake!

For many people, there is a small voice in our heads telling us that we’re not good enough, we’re not smart enough, and that sooner or later the world will discover that we’re just faking it. We have everyone fooled to think we have it all figured out, but we know we don’t. It’s only a matter of time. This condition is so common it has an official name...

The Key to Making $80 Billion

Warren Buffet, the third wealthiest person in the world, is worth $80.8 billion. What’s his secret? He spends 80% of his day doing a single activity that he credits for his phenomenal success. Buffet says, “I just sit in my office and…