The CEO Tools Blog

A Tool to Survey the Forest, not the Trees

A Tool to Survey the Forest, not the Trees

Hunters learn to read fields and forests on a macro scale — to absorb their connections and patterns. Above all, they are alert for hints of disruptive movement, the exceptions to the patterns that signal hazards or opportunities. That’s what the Twelve-Month Moving Average (12MMA) chart does for business.

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Take a Tax Credit for Research and Development

Take a Tax Credit for Research and Development

A little-known change in the federal tax code may have a big impact on your bottom line if your business is engaged in R&D. Because the ability to grow is tied to cash flow, this is good news for business.

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Can You Be A Good Manager If You Can't Manage Yourself?

Can You Be A Good Manager If You Can't Manage Yourself?

Organizing yourself and others is probably the most significant skill you can have. Check out these tools to better manage your time, your people and company priorities. Your organization will thank you. 

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Why the Trailing Twelve-Month Chart is the Swiss Army Knife of Business Tools

Why the Trailing Twelve-Month Chart is the Swiss Army Knife of Business Tools

The Trailing Twelve-Month Chart (T12M) continues to be used by thousands of business leaders and still ranks as the most popular, useful tool in the CEO Tools arsenal to get under the hood, without bias, and drive action.

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Understanding Business Valuation: How to estimate what your business is worth

Understanding Business Valuation: How to estimate what your business is worth

As a CEO or business owner, you may be seeking to sell or recapitalize your company at some point. Before you get there, you need a working understanding of the value of your business. You also need to know what your business is worth for audit compliance, tax purposes or legal disputes. 

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Ramp Up Cash Flow --> Most Profitable Sale!

Ramp Up Cash Flow --> Most Profitable Sale!

A discount coupon gets you paid sooner and keeps your customer coming back with more orders!

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Get Dramatic Delegation Results!

Get Dramatic Delegation Results!

Use "IMPLEMENT-ATE" to get remarkable results through delegation!

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Sell More to Current Customers

Sell More to Current Customers

Five tips for making customers happier by offering more to them.

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Goal Realizers

Goal Realizers

Five ways to galvanize your goals into reality

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Writing Your 1-Page Business Plan

Writing Your 1-Page Business Plan

Write the Unique Business Proposition using this guideline for inclusion in your 1-Page Business Plan.

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