Rick's Articles & Media

Disaster Recovery Planning

An article from the Atlanta Hospital News – January 2007 A Crucial Tool in Preparing Your Business For the Unexpected In recent years we’ve seen how natural disasters such as hurricanes Katrina and Rita and terrorist attacks with the magnitude of Sept. 11 can cause mass destruction. People are killed, homes are destroyed and lives…

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Fraud Smbs Affected At A Much Higher Frequency Compared To Larger Businesses

Occupational Fraud Fraud and Abuse is a real cost to our clients as stated in the 2006 Report to the Nation on Fraud and Abuse by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). US businesses lose 5% of their annual revenues to fraud; that translates to $652 billion in the United States based upon GDP.…

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Weak Economy . . . . . Not For Me

Recently I heard the President of the Federal Reserve Bank talk about a weak economy. At lunch today I heard prominent lawyers and VCs talk about how the bad economy will impact businesses for some time to come. I continue to see the exact opposite with my practice and my clients. Everyone is growing and…

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Shooting 8 Ball Or Strategic Business Planning

It’s the same thing when you think about it! There was a pool hall near the neighborhood where I grew up. During my formative years I spent more than a few hours there and a fair amount of my grass-cutting money getting an education on the fine art of competitive 8-ball. As my mind wondered…

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Osprey Parenting – A lesson in Goal Clarity from Mother Nature

Osprey – Pandion haliaetus – One of the largest birds of prey in North America. This past Saturday my wife and I were relaxing on our dock at Lake Allatoona. Just down the shore from our cove is an osprey nest. We have watched in awe year after year as the resident osprey couple hatches…

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Red Flag Rules Does This Affect Your Business

Effective November 1, 2009 the new “Red Flag Rules” go into effect. Is your business affected by this? Do you know what will be required of your business in order to comply? Many businesses will be required to comply with the requirements of these new rules which will be enforced by the Federal Trade Commission…

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Inspirational People – More Examples of Goal Clarity

Dr. Robert Langer . . . . Colonel Pamela Melroy . . . . Dr. Irwin Jacobs . . . . what do these people have in common? In one of my volunteer roles I am the chairperson of the Sponsorship Committee for the Atlanta Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum. The mission of this…

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Goal Clarity And Fast Driving A Perfect Combo

What do 3-Time NASCAR Champ & B2B CFO® have in common? Goal Clarity! Jimmie Johnson is the #48 Lowe’s car driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. He has won the last 3 championships and is the car to beat each of the remaining 6 races. I personally do not think any other driver/team will…

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MUST READ – QuickBooks Backups – a Primer and Disaster Story

I was recently contacted by the office manager of a property management company. They had recently experienced a disk drive crash on the computer used by the office manager. This drive also contained the active QuickBooks Company file. Their IT people had a backup process in place so initially there was no major concern. It…

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B2B CFO Says No To Copyright Thieves

Entrepreneurship Tested: National CFO Services Firm’s Founder, Jerry L. Mills, Discusses Lessons Learned Regarding Copyright Infringements B2B CFO’s founder and CEO, Jerry L. Mills, shares how he handles and leads his company through difficult cases of theft, plagiarism and infringements on intellectual property rights PHOENIX (Nov. 12, 2009) – Some believe that imitation is the…

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