Solving Problems in Chattanooga Businesses with Effective Solutions

There’s this idea out there among many wannabe Chattanooga business owners that they have to come up with the next completely fresh idea in order to have a great business. Shows like Shark Tank (which I love) go towards creating this kind of mindset — although the sharks do a very nice job of bursting the bubbles of anyone who … Read More

Thomas TaylorSolving Problems in Chattanooga Businesses with Effective Solutions

Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Business

Last week I wrote about working less and testing the 80/20 hypothesis for your Chattanooga 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 that … Read More

Thomas TaylorThree Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Business

A Few More Common Marketing Mistakes Made By Businesses

Seeing what has happened in our nation’s fourth-largest city has been a sobering reminder of 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

Thomas TaylorA Few More Common Marketing Mistakes Made By Businesses

Keeping Your Business Focused On Revenue Growth and Customer Retention

We’ve been talking about meetings, efficiency, and how Chattanooga 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

Thomas TaylorKeeping Your Business Focused On Revenue Growth and Customer Retention

The Pareto Principle And Your Company’s Work Cycle

Slogging through the summer, and with the weather still hot, it can be really 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

Thomas TaylorThe Pareto Principle And Your Company’s Work Cycle

Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

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

Thomas TaylorMarketing Tips for Small Business Owners

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

Our hearts remain with those in Houston and, now, South Florida, who has 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

Thomas TaylorWhy Price Reductions are Bad Positioning for (Almost) Any Business

Let’s Talk About Your Business…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

Thomas TaylorLet’s Talk About Your Business…

Tax Paperwork Checklist

tax paperwork checklist

These days, I’m often glad that it’s our busy tax filing season, so that I have an easy excuse when political conversations are happening: Oh THAT [crazy new political story]? Huh, didn’t see it — I’m too busy with tax season. With all of the chaos out there, the division and shouting — from Washington to Facebook to right here … Read More

Thomas TaylorTax Paperwork Checklist

Let’s Start a Conversation…

Thomas Taylor here, your tax professional. I know that we haven’t posted much before, but starting this week I’m hoping that you and I can have a conversation. You see, there hasn’t been an environment like the one we’re now facing in this economy and in our nation for quite a while. The fact is-I know you’ve got questions…about personal … Read More

Thomas TaylorLet’s Start a Conversation…