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Grow Together

Posted on: March 2nd, 2021

In the broadest sense, growth is a natural process that cannot be completely stopped.  But how we grow and who it benefits are well within our control.  Where we belong shapes our perspective on which community should benefit.  But how we belong ultimately determines if we will grow together or apart. Courage: Grow Together Owners…

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Benefit the Community

Posted on: February 23rd, 2021

Money and people create opportunities for trust.  But trust brings with it the possibility of betrayal.  What keeps those forces in balance?  How do we direct business growth so we benefit the community? Road Map: Benefit the Community Building a business is one of the best uses of money because it brings together two of…

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Grow the Good

Posted on: February 16th, 2021

Growth is not always good.  Trust is the essential component for creating good growth. But trust takes time to build, and it can be easily destroyed.  And money can destroy trust in devastating ways.  Our goal should not just be to grow, but to grow the good. Dream: Grow the Good Businesses exist between the…

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You Need to Grow

Posted on: February 9th, 2021

It’s one thing to understand that businesses develop people as they make money.  But you need to grow your business to develop the people you want to help. But actually doing that is a different matter.  Every situation that involves people comes with an unlimited number of possible outcomes.  And every situation that involves money…

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Opportunity to Grow

Posted on: February 2nd, 2021

Your reason for owning a business is some combination of money and people.  But how do you hold those two together?  One way is to look at how you view your resources.  Understanding your perspective on people and money helps you recognize the opportunity to grow. Perspective: Opportunity to Grow Between money and people, money…

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Money and People

Posted on: January 28th, 2021

Business owners have always carried concerns and responsibilities that few can understand.  But now the burden of managing money and people has increased in significant ways. The impact of the pandemic, the unpredictability of the economy, and the uncertainty of our political environment have left no business unchanged.  At the beginning of this new year,…

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MLA Remembers Harry Loyle

Posted on: January 5th, 2021

Harry Loyle, founding partner of MLA, passed away on December 30, 2020.  He will be deeply missed.  Harry contributed startup investment and the “L” to MLA.  For that, and much more, MLA remembers Harry Loyle. Seth Morgan and Harry founded Morgan, Loyle and Associates, the firm that became MLA Companies after Seth bought Harry out.…

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Retaining Key Employees

Posted on: December 14th, 2020

December means year-end bonuses for many businesses.  In the current job market, retaining key employees has become even more critical.  A good compensation plan is essential, both for recruiting and retention.  Now is an excellent time to consider whether your compensation plan is right for your business and those you employ. Do you have questions…

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Inventory and Data Visualization

Posted on: December 7th, 2020

Money is a fundamental part of business.  But we rarely, if ever handle money directly.  Instead, money represents the things that make our businesses go. Whether that’s physical inventory or time in services, inventory and data visualization can play an important role. We are very comfortable understanding that the numbers on a report represent dollars…

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Nonprofits Served By MLA

Posted on: November 22nd, 2020

This is the season for giving thanks and many do so by giving to others.  Giving to nonprofits is an essential way we can care for those in need, but you need to evaluate a nonprofit before trusting them with your money.  Charitable gifts can also be part of a year-end tax strategy.  You can…

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