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AxleBoy Automotive and The Alexander Group

AxleBoy Automotive and The Alexander Group, A Case Study

AxleBoy Automotive and The Alexander Group Scott Carline, owner of Axleboy Automotive has been working with The Alexander Group as a peer board member and business coaching client since 2010. He credits the relationship with helping his business grow and thrive.

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Business Owners’ Biggest Mistakes

Business Owners’ Biggest Mistakes: Failing to Allocate Time for Life Beyond Business

In our continuing series about the biggest mistakes we see from business owners, The Alexander Group takes a look at the failure of some business owners to hold themselves accountable. There are ways to escape those personal, protective bubbles to help ensure the owner makes the smartest decisions possible—reaching beyond the expertise of only themselves. […]

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Failing to Hold Themselves Accountable

Business Owners’ Biggest Mistakes: Failing to Hold Themselves Accountable

Failing to Hold Themselves Accountable Failing to Hold Themselves Accountable. In our continuing series about the biggest mistakes we see from business owners, The Alexander Group takes a look at the failure of some business owners to hold themselves accountable. There are ways to escape those personal, protective bubbles to help ensure the owner makes […]

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Not Having a Vision for Their Business

Business Owners’ Biggest Mistakes: Not Having a Vision for Their Business

Not Having a Vision for Their Business Not Having a Vision for Their Business. As we continue our series about the biggest mistakes of most business owners, we here at The Alexander Group explore the concept of “vision” and why it is so important for the short-term and long-term success of a business. Early in […]

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Alexander Group Client Case Study

Painted into a Corner. A The Alexander Group Client Case Study.

Alexander Group Client Case Study Alexander Group Client Case Study “The Alexander Group gave me the CEO, CFO, and COO experience without actually having one.” -Michael Smith, President, Paintsmiths of Missouri PaintSmiths of Missouri, Inc. is a family-owned, commercial painting contractor based in St. Louis. Established in 1963, the company is now in its second […]

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Better Data = Better Decisions

Better Data = Better Decisions. Accounting for Small Businesses

Better Data = Better Decisions Better Data = Better Decisions. In today’s blog post I’m going to address two types of financial record keeping: cash basis and accrual basis accounting. When I take on a new client, my number one priority is to get the company’s financials in order so the business owners can make […]

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Cut Through the Clutter: Using Email to Market Your Business

Using Email to Market Your Business Using Email to Market Your Business. If you’re not using email as a way to promote your business, you’re missing out on an enormous opportunity to engage your current customers and attract new prospects. Email marketing is fast and easy, and it should be considered a regular, and very […]

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Most Business Generational Transfers Fail

Why Most Business Generational Transfers Fail and What You Can Do About It

Most Business Generational Transfers Fail Most Business Generational Transfers Fail. For as long as people have lived in communities and practiced trades, it has been the dream of mothers and fathers that their children take over the family business. Just as kings pass the crown to their progeny, so too do today’s business owners hope […]

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American Eagle

The Business Plan for Both Good Times and Bad

Plan for Both Good Times and Bad Plan for Both Good Times and Bad. We can all agree that the US economy is flying very high right now, taking small businesses with it, but what are you doing now to prepare for when the engine stalls? The Alexander Group Peer Board Members and Coaching Clients […]

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