Why Price Reductions are Bad Positioning for (Almost) Any Milwaukee Business

Price Reductions

Our hearts remain with those in Houston and, now, South Florida, who have been dealing with such a massive disruption of their lives — and during a time of year that is already one of the busiest. The IRS has set up a “catch all” page for those cleaning up from Harvey, Irma, and other such disasters, and it can … Read More

Jon NealWhy Price Reductions are Bad Positioning for (Almost) Any Milwaukee Business

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners in Milwaukee

Marketing Tips for Small Business

As you may have heard, “Labor Day” originated during the time of 7-day workweeks of 12-hour days, in the late 1800’s, as our country was in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Times have certainly changed since then — and our economy is no longer driven by the manufacturing jobs of the past. Yes, now our economy is about *knowledge* … … Read More

Jon NealMarketing Tips for Small Business Owners in Milwaukee

A Few More Common Marketing Mistakes Made By Milwaukee Businesses

marketing mistakes

Seeing what has happened in our nation’s fourth-largest city has been a sobering reminder about the fragility of life, and business. It’s helpful to be reminded that threats and disasters can (and do) strike from directions that you might least expect. And while this is quite obviously not the case when it comes to natural disasters, I’ve come to realize … Read More

Jon NealA Few More Common Marketing Mistakes Made By Milwaukee Businesses

Is Your Milwaukee Business Making These Advertising Mistakes?

advertising mistakes

Every summer as a nation, it seems we hit a point in which it feels like everything is fraying at the edges and we’re in danger of falling apart. Not only do we seem to be more divided than ever (with a heaping slice of online bitterness thrown in), but each of us carries our own private fears and struggles … Read More

Jon NealIs Your Milwaukee Business Making These Advertising Mistakes?

Keeping Your Milwaukee Business Focused On Revenue Growth and Customer Retention

Revenue Growth

We’ve been talking about meetings, efficiency, and how Milwaukee small business owners simply have to stay laser-focused on tasks that will bring them and their business towards actually achieving their goals. Especially with all of the political and cultural chaos we’re experiencing in this particular moment, it’s worth emphasizing that staying on point is a battle worth fighting. We can … Read More

Jon NealKeeping Your Milwaukee Business Focused On Revenue Growth and Customer Retention

Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Milwaukee Business

Shorter Meetings

Last week I wrote about working less, and testing the 80/20 hypothesis for your Milwaukee business work cycle. I’d love to know if you had a chance to consider putting this into practice, send us an email using the email icon at the top right hand corner of our site when you can, if so. Well, on that note, let’s spread some of … Read More

Jon NealThree Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Milwaukee Business

The Pareto Principle And Your Milwaukee Company’s Work Cycle

Pareto Principle

Slogging through the summer, and with the weather still hot, it can be real tempting to sort of press cruise control for the month of August until Labor Day hits us, and *then* really put that nose to the grindstone. But could it be that a rhythm of working a little less might actually make you more productive? It’s a … Read More

Jon NealThe Pareto Principle And Your Milwaukee Company’s Work Cycle

Growing Customers For Life For Your Milwaukee Business

customers for life

We’re starting in on the second half of the summer, and I have a question for you: How are you feeling about 2017 thus far for your Milwaukee business? Now that we’re over halfway through the year, it’s a nice time to take stock. So, really, I’d be interested: How are things going for you so far? Send me a response to this note … Read More

Jon NealGrowing Customers For Life For Your Milwaukee Business

Should You Buy A Building For Your Milwaukee Business?

buy a building

Every week, we advise our clients about how to handle their Milwaukee businesses, and particularly their finances. It’s a big part of what we do around here, and many don’t even realize how much we’re willing and able to help. (And that’s fine, because we are plenty busy — but always willing to talk.) We can help you with tax … Read More

Jon NealShould You Buy A Building For Your Milwaukee Business?

Goal Setting For Your Milwaukee Business

goal setting

Goal setting. Some people *love* reading and writing about it; but to others, it can provoke a sure-fire rolling of the eyes. Indeed, this whole ritual of “goal-making” can feel very cliche, but look — we all need little “nudges” to help us actually make changes in our lives. I see it as my role in your life to not … Read More

Jon NealGoal Setting For Your Milwaukee Business