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About Ellen Rohr

Ellen Rohr The Business Makeover Expert® teaches the few things that make all the difference to your business success: Easy financial clean up, profitable pricing and powerful business planning. Ellen nearly sank her own family’s business. Then, she learned how to keep track of the money and make more of it. In turn, she has helped thousands of business owners start, fix and grow their companies.

Business UN-Complicated: What’s Ahead for You and Me!

Charge more than it costs.  These words changed my life.  My mentor Frank Blau taught me that my selling price should be based on my costs of doing business, not on what other companies were charging.  That blew my mind.  Up until then, I thought you had to charge “what the market [...]

Business UN-Complicated: What’s Ahead for You and Me! 2017-10-27T04:53:01+00:00

Do What Al Says: Build Your Operating Manuals

Greetings! I want to brag on my friend Al Levi (aka The 7-Power Contractor) for a minute. He and I have known each other about 150 years — a long, long time. He is one of the best people I’ve ever met. Al is motivated by helping contractors find more success with [...]

Do What Al Says: Build Your Operating Manuals 2017-10-02T18:33:31+00:00
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How to Find Great Techs

"I can't find great techs." That's the #1 problem contractors share with me, over the phone and on the seminar trail. A few contractors have solved this problem. Jim and Jason Criniti have. My best friend and mentor, Al Levi, introduced me to Jim Criniti a few years back. Al was working [...]

How to Find Great Techs 2017-09-19T20:13:16+00:00
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Business Planning – Help a Brother (or Niece or Cousin) Out!

This is my happy place! Ocean City, New Jersey. My family has been vacationing in South Jersey, well, since my mom was 4 years old...and Yai Yai is now 87. Yai, and I, and about 40 siblings, cousins and assorted family members just spent two weeks at the shore. It was great to hang [...]

Business Planning – Help a Brother (or Niece or Cousin) Out! 2017-08-07T17:23:12+00:00
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The Biggest Marketing Platform is TV

Greetings! Consider this: Donald Trump was a reality TV star and now he is President of the United States of America. Whether you love or loathe him, that is a powerful endorsement for the impact of Television.  TV is how we came to know him.  TV is the world's biggest platform.  If you have [...]

The Biggest Marketing Platform is TV 2017-06-28T16:03:10+00:00

6 Latest Business UN-Complicated Tips

I absolutely LOVE it when I get a business tip that turns into a strategic and tactical win.  As I mentioned in my last blog, I am discerning about whom I listen to and what wisdom I engage.  You can be, too!  And, when I find a "true north" tip, I am happy to share.  Here [...]

6 Latest Business UN-Complicated Tips 2017-06-12T15:57:25+00:00
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The Frankenstein Factor

You can get too many voices in your head. You can get overwhelmed trying to stitch together multiple business strategies. I consider myself a life-long learner.  Every day, I aim to add to my experience and understanding. However, there is a tipping point where too many opinions just get confusing. How do you choose a [...]

The Frankenstein Factor 2017-05-18T14:14:38+00:00
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How Much is Enough?

How much is enough? How much property? House? Money? That question got my attention as I was running today. I've managed to expand my possessions over the years.  We live on 80 acres, with multiple buildings and vehicles.  It's beautiful and I love my life!  Still, as I look forward and ask [...]

How Much is Enough? 2017-05-11T02:27:17+00:00

How to Get What You Want as an Employee

I got my first job at 14.  I’ve had about 50 jobs since.  I got fired a few times.  Each experience taught me valuable lessons and skills.  At heart, I am still that trouble-making, fence-testing employee.  Much of my business advice comes from that perspective.  Most of the time I give advice to [...]

How to Get What You Want as an Employee 2017-04-28T16:24:22+00:00

Has Drinking Become a Problem?

Craig was a rising star in the company.  He had so much energy.  He always had a big smile on his face, and loved to laugh.  And, he was skilled.  He had only been in the field a few months but he was showing great potential with his technical and sales skills. Then, one [...]

Has Drinking Become a Problem? 2017-04-12T13:16:43+00:00