The Double Double Method How to achieve the extraordinary by setting extraordinary goals.
Setting Goals One Hole At A Time Here's what professional golfer, Jordan Spieth, can teach you about your business.
Pulled Pork and The American Dream In celebration of our country’s greatness, I took to the grill to regale my family with my smoking prowess. The table was set for delicious pulled pork, my personal specialty. Usually my pulled pork is a sacred ritual that begins the night before. I buy a fresh cut of meat, rub in my blend [...]
First Class Customer Service From Dave Ramsey Let me tell you a really great story about a customer service experience we recently had at Duckett Ladd that just blew us away.
4 RULES FOR STICKING TO A MONTHLY BUDGET We believe that you should work on your business, not just in it! At Duckett Ladd, we preach this to our clients every day. As a small business owner, you are constantly working on your business to make it better. You strive to make it more efficient, profitable, and all while creating [...]
FIVE STEPS TO TAKE FOLLOWING A SPOUSE'S DEATH The death of a spouse can be one of the most challenging events that life has to offer. In addition to the emotional toll, an avalanche of legal and financial issues will arise that try to throw your life further into disarray. My goal is to make the process a bit easier [...]
EVERYONE IS A BUSINESS OWNER For business owners a brand is everything. How people perceive our company attitudes, our service quality and our values determine our success. We spend years of our life focusing on our organizations and how we can influence more people. But with our entrepreneurial success at the highest priority, we sometimes forget the power in applying [...]
LOVE, TRUST, & CONVERSATIONS = PROFIT When we think about business and profits, the word love seldom comes to mind. But these three concepts may actually be closer than you think. In Gallup's landmark "Q12" study, it was determined that profitability and business performance are strongly linked to the quality of relationships inside of a company. Employees who indicated they [...]
AMAZON TO START COLLECTING SALES TAX FROM MISSOURI CUSTOMERS Effective February 1, 2017, retail giant Amazon will collect state sales tax from Missouri-based customers, the company announced on January 23, 2017. The company currently charges sales tax in dozens of other states already, and along with Missouri will begin collecting sales tax in Vermont, Mississippi, Rhode Island, and South Dakota [...]
EVERY BUSINESS IS A FAMILY BUSINESS I’m a huge believer in the concepts Michael Gerber puts forth in his book the E-Myth. Embedded in that book are numerous gems which will make you a better business person. But one concept stands out above all others in my mind: Every Business is a Family Business. Gerber thought this was so [...]