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Small Business Consulting and Coaching to Help Build Strong Businesses

Establish Goals. Achieve Objectives.

Track Results. Remember to Breathe.

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Mindful Profits helps you connect the dots and build a stronger business.

Phase 2. You're a few years in and money is coming in and going out, with little or nothing left over. You want to go beyond breaking even.

The US economy depends upon the more than 90% of businesses with zero to 100 employees. A small business doesn't need to have millions of clients or dollars in revenue to be successful. A game changing technology is not required for a business to triumph.

The key markers for success in most of these businesses are: satisfaction from providing a great product or service; enough income to cover all expenses, including salary and benefits for you and your employees; a return on investment; and ultimately, the ability to create an asset to retire on.

Our clients want to know, "How can I earn more from my business? How can I turn my business into an asset? Where should I spend my time and investment to make my business more profitable? What can I do this year to reach my goals?"

"How can I earn a reasonable income from my business?"

Clients work with us to establish achievable business and related goals, such as building an asset, improving earnings, and balancing work and life requirements.

We help create a strategy to achieve those goals. Together, we forecast sales, pricing, income, expenses and profitability. Setting goals, creating a plan to achieve them and tracking results keeps small business owners accountable to reaching their definition of success.

Mindful Profits helps small business owners set achievable goals and reach them intentionally. We work with entrepreneurs during 4 key phases of building a business.

Phase 1. The beginning: You have an IDEA!

Some ideas are great; others not so great. Investment firms and banks thoroughly vet a business plan to increase their odds of making a good return on their investment. Since you're the one who is going to invest so much of your time and money into this business idea, don't you want to know the odds of a healthy ROI?

Our clients want to know,

    "How many sales are needed for my business to be viable?"
    "Is the market big enough, given the competition, to be successful?"
    “How do I price products/services for both sales and profitability?”
    “When will my business break even?”
    “Will this business idea make enough money to cover my personal expenses and retirement?"
    “What will it take to meet our goals?”

We help them find out.

Phase 3. You have a strategy in place. You pass the break even marker, sales are coming in and you're making a healthy profit. Now what?

After a company has become profitable, it can suddenly take a turn for the worse. The owner is down in the weeds, working crazy hours, losing track of the strategy and reason why he/she started the business in the first place.

Instead of thinking, "Should I expand into new markets?" the owner wonders, "How do I slow down?"

"Where do we go from here?"

Small business owners need to review operations thoroughly to make sure they have the right skill sets, are focused on the right performance indicators and have a CEO looking past the day-to-day and out over the horizon!

Maybe it's time to hire a COO; find funding; buy a business; or in some way dramatically change your company to reach new goals.

We help update the vision and determine the financial, operational and strategic impacts of hiring; partnering; getting funded; or finding a new way forward.

Phase 4. That's it. Time to do something else!

"What does an exit look like?"

In many cases, even the most passionate business owners will eventually want to find the exit. We help them create exit strategies and establish a valuation for their company so they can transition out of their businesses profitability.


Build a Business Forecast with Mindful Profits, Starting at just $500.

Establish your financial goals and create a realistic forecast for how your small business will meet those goals, including sales, revenue, expenses and profit.

Forecasting is almost like looking into a crystal ball! You’ll be able to look ahead to see how your strategy and actions will improve the bottom line.

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Mindful Thoughts

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  • A February Idea.

    The February lull began on Super Bowl Sunday, when thousands of Nashville restaurants closed.  No one eats out.  No phones ring.  No prospects.  No orders.  No place to eat, except a casual dining chain where we discovered Coca Cola Cake.  (All was not lost!)The February lull hits most small businesses.  So don’t panic about the stillness […]

  • Small Business Lessons From Top French Chefs

    Small business lessons were everywhere during a recent culinary tour of Paris and environs – as common, in fact, as butter, eggs and truffles! Despite a flagging economy, it’s hard to get a reservation at restaurants in France with Michelin Stars and hefty price tags. Taking notes, between delicious bites, I uncovered 8 great ways to […]

  • Catalyst: Rocking the Wedding World

    Two entrepreneurs with a dream change what it means to have a “dream wedding” These days it’s hard to believe there are still things that haven’t been done before. But that’s what entrepreneurs do. They fill the world with everything it’s missing. When she was 26 years old, Liz Susong, who now lives in Houston, entered […]

  • Team Playing: Business and Sports

    Through wins and losses, make sure your team remains a team If you watched the top-ranked tennis players playing doubles at the Citi Open in Washington, DC, earlier this month, you may have noticed something wonderful. After every point, no matter if the player partners had just won or lost the point, the teammates would […]

  • The Cool Biz of Coworking

    Turn unused space into profitable space Since the term “coworking” was coined a decade ago, the shared workspace movement has been redefining where and how people work all over the world. As always, with new trends and new ideas come new opportunities for the entrepreneur. Big companies like Google and Samsung are jumping on the […]

  • Don’t Be Afraid to Dial It Down

    Sometimes taking your work down a few notches is best – not only for yourself but for your clients It’s here – the busiest travel month of the year. This means, for those of you not in the travel industry, that business may be slow. It also means it’s a good time for some mindfulness […]

  • Light of an Entrepreneur’s Life

    An electrician’s journey to entrepreneurism In a small town in Northern California, there is a man who was an electrician for many years, working with a large electrical contractor. With one question, a a friend of a friend changed all that. “M., can you fix my grandmother’s chandelier?” He hadn’t worked on an antique lighting fixture before […]

  • Cool Biz: Escape Room Games

    The thriving business of “live adventures:” Since the invention of the world’s first interactive video game Spacewar! in 1961, computers gradually – and then rampantly – began taking over our lives. Now we perfunctorily carry small computers with us everywhere. So the phenomenon of “escape room games” is actually pretty refreshing. An escape room game […]

  • Set a Goal Then Stop Obsessing About It

    Focus on the process, not the end result. This might sound familiar: You set a goal. Let’s say, you set a goal to lose 10 pounds in three weeks. You start getting excited and pumping yourself up. I’m going to do this! 10 pounds, three weeks, let’s go! A week later, you feel exhausted and discouraged. […]

The Mindful Profits team helps small businesses:

Evaluate business ideas

Break even, then earn more from their businesses

Build an asset

Find new profitable growth strategies

Ignite creativity and innovation

Establish profitable business goals

Understand and track their numbers - knowledge is power

Mindfully Manage Their Profitability


Don't Forget to Breathe!

Multi-national companies and the U.S. Marine Corps incorporate mindfulness into their day-to-day operations. Results include: greater productivity; reduced stress among employees; lower healthcare costs; and increased profits. Small businesses can achieve these same results.

Mindfulness is intentional and nonjudgmental focus. When we pay attention to something, using our full awareness and without jumping to conclusions, we boost our ability to think more effectively, while at the same time broadening our lens. And we remember to breathe.

Being Mindful means truly listening to what other people are saying, hearing your prospects, customers, and those who define your corporate culture.