Entries by Apex Business Advisors

Warning Signs in Your Business

Many people, for better or worse, avoid going to the doctor. No news is good news or if they feel fine all must be fine. But often there will at least be some kind of warning sign to nudge you to seek help. It may not be serious or life threatening, but it’s enough to […]

3 Stupid Tax Mistakes

It’s that time of year in America when taxes are on our minds. When we get to pay the government for the privilege of providing fellow citizens with jobs, supporting the economy, doing something that matters to our community, etc. However you might feel about the tax system in general, one thing you shouldn’t do […]

Case Study #27: From Side Hustle to Millions

Anthony Amos started playing professional rugby right out of school in Australia. But he knew he couldn’t do that forever, and anxious to build something for himself, he decided to start a dog grooming business with his brother – and not just an ordinary one – but a mobile one called HydroDog. He put an […]

Last Minute Jitters before Closing the Sale

It’s late at night, you can’t sleep, and you’re hearing negative thoughts.  You’re only weeks away from officially buying a new business, and questions like: Should I do this? (perhaps you’ve got a great and secure job) What if I lose everything? (you’ve spent many years saving and scrimping) What if I fail? (what will […]

Case Study #26: When Ego Costs you Money

After law school, Diana House took some time off in Bali, Indonesia, where she discovered that people were fascinated with Mala beads – meditation beads used by serious practitioners of yoga. Sensing a blue ocean opportunity, she built a website and in the very first month of business she had paid for the website and […]

Year End Review

In previous articles we’ve made the case for having an annual meeting to make sure your staff are properly rewarded for the year that has passed and are properly oriented for the year to come. But, have you considered doing an annual meeting for yourself? A Year End Review, you could call it. Enough time […]