Author Archives: Michael Shelton

About Michael Shelton

Your Business Coach Facilitating Delegation and Work Group Engagement Michael Shelton has over twenty-five years of business and military accomplishments, including extensive experience with one of the largest, publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REIT). He is a qualified business coach with assignments in cross-functional work group management, strategic planning, unit leadership, joint venture acquisitions, executive education, mentoring, training and merger integration. Michael has accumulated best practices for building committed work groups from more than $4 billion of capital markets transactions and commercial property development. He served as a commissioned officer and helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army, and earned his MBA from The University of Arizona. Michael has served as a major conference panelist and is the author of Cash Flow Rich, Winning Ways to Evaluate and Finance Real Estate. Today, he helps business owners get more work group engagement as President and CEO of Shelton Business Services, LLC in Scottsdale, Arizona. Disclaimer: I don't offer investment, legal or tax advice. Talk to your broker, accountant or lawyer for investment, tax and legal help. I might own stock in the companies I mention on-line. My posts, tweets and other on-line activity are my personal thoughts and don't represent my employer or company.

The Lender of the Pack: How to Hunt for Business Loans Like an Alpha Dog

The search for a loan is a critical tactic in your business plan. There is a right way to secure business financing that will preserve your lending relationships, maximize your borrowing effectiveness and promote business growth. Be a more durable … Continue reading

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Leverage Bookkeeping To Work On Your Business, Not In Your Business

Today the typical business executive is overwhelmed with the demands to maintain accurate accounting records and produce timely financial reporting. Your time spent on entering, reviewing and publishing financial data is time lost for working ON the business. Would you … Continue reading

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Impress Your Lender With Organized Financial Reporting

Bookkeeping and accounting services exist for the sole purpose of working with financial records. Business executives and owners can leverage their expertise to promote a better business life. The great thing about organized financial records and professional financial statements is … Continue reading

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The Bookkeeper Bath: How to Clean Up Your Financial Records and Polish Your Business

The business world runs on numbers. But not all businesspeople are great at collecting, storing, retrieving and publishing their financial figures. Each executive must decide what is best for their business. Either learn how to keep better financial records or … Continue reading

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How to Calculate the Net Present Value (NPV) of a Capital Investment

How can you identify the most financially attractive investment? Make the right choice and your business will bloom with new revenue and added value. Make the wrong choice and you will spend years untangling from an unwise investment and incurring … Continue reading

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How To Calculate An Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

There are three primary methods of evaluating the financial return of a capital investment. You can look at a static or pro forma return on investment (ROI), an internal rate of return (IRR) or the net present value (NPV) of … Continue reading

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How to Calculate a Capital Investment Return (ROI)

You have a plan to strategically invest your business capital. You want growth in sales and value for your company and you have identified one or more opportunities to deploy your company’s cash and accomplish your business objectives. How can … Continue reading

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