Category Archives: Strategic Planning

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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How to Evaluate Your Company Against Time and Rivals

Is your business trending up and beating the competition? It is critical to understand how your company is performing before making any capital investment, formulating business plans or borrowing money.  What you don’t know is dangerous territory for making important … Continue reading

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Avoid The Business Ditch: Understanding Financial Performance Indicators

Do you know how hot your company’s financial engine is running? Countless executives operate with little or no understanding of their company financial performance. Sometimes they survive or thrive in spite of their lack of knowledge. Other times financial blindness … Continue reading

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Are You Scared? How To Make Business Decisions With Confidence

The drive for self-preservation is one of the strongest decision filters.  The natural drive to grapple or flee can influence our business choices.  We view our environment through a filter of survival when we feel threatened or unsafe.  Past experiences … Continue reading

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How to Brew Great Business Decisions Without a Filter

The French press is the absolute best way to make a cup of coffee.  Do you believe me?  It took 25 years to learn that the drip method of brewing coffee is just not as good.  I started making french … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Distractions From Fogging Your Executive Decisions

Filters. We all have them and look through them at the world around us. We are a product of our environment and the fortune or misfortune of personal and professional events.  We use these filters consciously or subconsciously to make … Continue reading

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Give me Borrowing Discipline or Give me Death!

Was Patrick Henry right?   Was he a drama queen or passionate patriot?  What’s the big deal about liberty anyway?  EVERYTHING! Our founding fathers can teach us a thing or two about borrowing money. The masses can enjoy increased liberty … Continue reading

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Adjusting to a New Reality

It’s a new season for me.  A  lot of changes are happening with amazing force and speed.  I started Shelton Business Services, LLC, a new executive coaching and management consulting business in 2011.  My daughter left home for the U.S. … Continue reading

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How is your Business Borrowing Fitness?

The business borrowing process looks like an Olympic bar bell.  One end is heavily weighted with borrowing preparation and the other end with servicing the loan after closing.  Lift these correctly and you will have a successful borrowing experience.  Lift … Continue reading

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