Overview: The Power of Mission Statements and Financial Clarity w/ Mike Every
Guest Name: Mike Every
Welcome to another insightful episode of Building the Premier Accounting Firm, hosted by Roger Knecht. In this episode, Roger engages in a thought-provoking conversation with the guest, Mike Every, COO & co-founder at FilmLaab, as they delve into the crucial aspects of leadership, mission statements, and effective financial management.
Mike shares his expertise as he emphasizes the significance of establishing clear accounts receivable processes within a business. He underscores the importance of not only getting paid for products and services rendered but also reducing the need to write off unpaid bills that may end up in collections.
One of the key takeaways from the conversation is the importance of identifying the right person within a client’s organization who handles bill payments. Mike highlights that many times, the person you’re initially in contact with might not be the one responsible for this crucial task. This underscores the importance of clear communication and direct interaction with the decision-maker.
Mike stresses the value of setting clear payment terms right from the outset. He discusses the significance of specifying deposit amounts and due dates in contracts, allowing clients to budget effectively and avoid unexpected invoices that can strain their finances.
Roger and Mike also have a discussion on mission statements and leadership. Mike shares his insights on the need for companies to have a clear and compelling mission statement. He believes that every leader should not only know but also wholeheartedly believe in their organization’s mission. Without this clarity of purpose, leadership becomes challenging, and organizational goals may become unclear.
This podcast episode also touches on the art of asking the right questions. Mike emphasizes creating a safe and open environment for employees and clients to engage in meaningful dialogue. This approach allows for the collaborative generation of solutions and fosters an atmosphere of trust and innovation.
This episode provides valuable insights into leadership, mission statements, and financial management. Mike’s expertise and practical advice offer listeners a clear roadmap to success in these critical areas of business. If you’re seeking ways to enhance your leadership skills, clarify your organization’s mission, and improve financial management, this episode is a must-listen.
About Our Guest: Mike Every
Mike Every has over 19 years of experience in having fun and leading teams to success. Mike has worked for both Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, including McDonald’s, Costco Wholesale, The Paul Mitchell Schools, and FilmLaab. Mike likes a challenge and finding a solution to it. He is a big believer that “when people come first, success will follow.”
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