How to Save More in 2019

Julie Babcock-HydeRetirement0 Comments

save for retirement

Many people in their retirement years have regrets about not saving more during their earning years, but you don’t have to be one of them. All you need to do is be realistic and proactive about saving. It’s all about paying your future self. Circumstances can arise that can erode savings you hoped would be there for retirement. Some of … Read More

What Is Reputation Management?

Julie Babcock-HydeMarketing0 Comments

reputation management

Reputation management is a relatively new area within marketing. In a way, it’s similar to digital public relations; it’s the management of a company’s reputation online. There’s also a customer service component to reputation management. Today’s reputation managers must deal with what customers and other stakeholders publish publicly on social media, blogs, directories, and many other locations online. A large part … Read More

Business Planning Made Easy for 2019

Julie Babcock-HydeSmall Business0 Comments

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2019 is right around the corner.  Today the perfect time to think about your business goals and where you want to be one year from now. As year-end wraps up, you’ll soon know your financial numbers for 2018. You’ll then be able to evaluate how you did and map out a new plan for 2019. If you’re like many small … Read More

Marketing by the Numbers

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Do you know if your marketing efforts are paying off? More importantly, do you know which marketing campaigns and channels are profitable and which are losing money? Marketing is one of the toughest areas to calculate return on investment. One of the reasons is because customers may have had contact with your company in multiple ways before they make a … Read More

Being Grateful

Julie Babcock-HydeSmall Business0 Comments

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With holidays approaching, this is the perfect time of year to take a moment and reflect on all of the things we are grateful for. Being grateful may sound a bit trite, but it’s also the number one, hands down, fastest way to bring more positivity and less negativity into your work and life. Acts of gratitude are selfless and done … Read More

Defining Blockchain

Julie Babcock-HydeAccounting0 Comments

defining blockchain

Blockchain is a term that has been bantered about quite a bit when referring to the future of accounting technology. While its impacts are primarily long term in nature, let’s take a brief look to see what everyone is talking about. Blockchain is a technology that can store transactions. Some people have referred to it as a digital ledger. Unlike … Read More

Your Perfect Work Day

Julie Babcock-HydeProductivity0 Comments

perfect work day

How well do you love the way you spend your typical workday? What would a typical workday look like if you had absolutely no constraints? Here’s a fun exercise to get you thinking about your future and how you can make small changes in your current day to move it toward your ideal day. Get comfortable and begin jotting out what your … Read More

Training Fido to Fetch More than a Bone

Julie Babcock-HydeAccounting, Apps0 Comments

fetch receipts

While “fetching” might be what some trained dogs can do, accounting systems are getting into the act too. This relatively new feature is called “receipt fetching,”. It’s when an app can retrieve documents directly from the vendors that you do business with so you don’t have to spend so much time on paperwork retrieval. Apps that can perform receipt fetching … Read More

The Concept of Internal Control

Julie Babcock-HydeSmall Business0 Comments

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Internal control is a very special phrase in the accounting profession. Tactically, it’s the set of processes that help a company produce accurate data throughout the organization, follow reporting requirements and laws, and maintain consistency and accuracy in its operations. Strategically, it’s an entirely new way of thinking and doing business. Internal control helps to reduce organizational risk. A blunt … Read More

5 Clues It’s Time to Raise Your Prices

Julie Babcock-HydeProfitability0 Comments

Raising Prices

If you haven’t increased your prices for some time (or ever), here are five clues that may convince you it’s time to raise yours: Clue #1 You’re working all the time  You put in 40+ hours every week and you’re not making as much as you want, plus the calls keep coming… This is a very common scenario in the … Read More