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What’s Important For Your Business in 2016? Inspiration!

2016 has begun! What are you up to this year? What’s important for your business in 2016? I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, myself. I haven’t found that having “resolutions” has been very INSPIRING for me or for other people. And I find that INSPIRATION plays a big role in whether people take action [...]

2016-11-29T11:05:55-08:00By |Start Something!|

Understanding Financial Statements

If you don’t understand your company’s financial statements, you’re at a disadvantage as a business owner. For example: When you talk with your bookkeeper or CPA about financial reports and numbers in your business, do you know what she’s saying? Do your eyes glaze over? Are you using your financial statements as a useful tool [...]

Growth AND Profit

Mark Nyman, President of FOODGUYS. Number 81 on the Portland Business Journal's List of Fastest Growing Companies. (With Tim Haskins, Partner of COPIOUS, Number 32 on the List, PHOTOBOMBING!) CONGRATULATIONS to two of Catalyst's clients: FOODGUYS and COPIOUS. Both companies made the Portland Business Journal's list of 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies for [...]

2016-11-29T11:06:02-08:00By |Running a Business|

BRING the potato chips

Imagine that you and I are going to a barbeque party at a friend’s house this afternoon.  You pick me up at my house and as we drive away I turn to you and say, “I hope they have potato chips at the party!” You look away from the road for a moment, to look [...]

Measure it, if it’s important

This is a long post, ...and may only be interesting to people who see the power  in rigorous thinking.  If  you're someone who likes to operate in "Just give me the answer!" you might want to skip this one! I’ve learned about business from many amazing teachers:  One of the best is my Dad, Bill [...]

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