Sufficiently Engaged Employees

Sufficiently Engaged Employees

By Kirk Conole and Bruce Raymond Wright Employee engagement determines a company’s health and profitability. Across a wide number of companies, Gallup reports that the level of employee engagement follows a “1/6 : 2/6 : 3/6” ratio. 1 out of 6...
Be the Quarterback of Your Insurance Strategy!

Be the Quarterback of Your Insurance Strategy!

I sat in the office of a man overseeing operations for one of the nation’s largest insurance brokers and asked the secret to their success. He laughed, “We get to know the client really well.  When the client’s wife goes shopping, the...
How One Percenters Control Healthcare Costs

How One Percenters Control Healthcare Costs

If you could see a ranking of business owners and executives who best control healthcare costs and then designate the “top 1%,” you would have to include David, the owner of a retail chain in the Midwest. David is a “one percenter” in...
Do I Need a Fractional CFO?

Do I Need a Fractional CFO?

Trying to grow into the middle market?  Many business owners make the mistake of giving the “CFO” title to the overworked, under-equipped accounting manager. When a loyal, affordable accounting manager who lacks the ability to forecast future...