Three Tips to Maximize Your Social Security

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Social security is one of those topics that seems to be minimized by statements like, “You can’t count on it,” and “By the time you reach retirement age, it won’t matter.” These statements are not only incorrect; they contribute toward a lack of education on what’s possible. Social security is still a large part of how most seniors will be … Read More

Do You Spend Too Much Time On Email?

Julie Babcock-HydeTime Management0 Comments

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If you feel like you spend too much time on email, you’re not alone. Almost everyone feels the same way. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to be as productive as possible when it comes to handling email. Here are five tips to help you do just that. 1-    Automate your emails. If you’re sending a lot of the … Read More

Cool Apps: Accounting System Add-ons

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Accounting software continues to evolve decade after decade. It started out as one big massive complicated set of programs that only large companies could afford.  Cloud accounting is the modern solution.  Today’s accounting systems are designed to meet the core requirements for many businesses. Enter apps. Apps are the add-ons to accounting systems that can enhance functionality, and there are … Read More

How to Read Your Income Statement

Julie Babcock-HydeSmall Business0 Comments

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The income statement of any business is probably the most important report of all. It is a snapshot of the financial performance of your business over a period of time, such as a month or year. You might also hear it called the Profit and Loss Statement, or P&L. The income statement can give you all kinds of insights as to whether … Read More

Boost Your Accounting Know-How with These Terms

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The field of accounting has its own vocabulary, which can sound like a foreign language to some people. Your financial savvy will increase by learning a few new accounting terms. You’ll be “speaking accounting-ese” in no time, and you’ll become a smarter entrepreneur too. Trial balance A trial balance is an accounting report that simply lists the current balances of your accounts … Read More

Five Fun Customer Perks to Set You Apart in the Marketplace

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It’s always fun to surprise and delight your customers. This puts a smile on your client’s face, boosts loyalty, and is fun for your employees too. Here are five ways to surprise and delight your customers with inexpensive perks.   1. Handwritten thank you note.   Email and social media have all but killed the handwritten thank you note. When … Read More

Five Ways to Reconnect with Your Passion for Your Business

Julie Babcock-HydeSmall Business0 Comments

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As business owners, we are a highly self-motivated bunch of people.  We love our businesses, we love helping our customers, and we work very hard at what we do.  Sometimes we work so hard, we get disconnected from our passion.  Occasionally, it’s a good idea to step out of the daily details of business and get ourselves re-energized, reconnected, and … Read More

Cool Apps: Food Delivery Options

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If you haven’t looked recently, there is a whole new world out there designed for our convenience. One of these conveniences is food delivery. This industry has changed so much that it deserves a fresh look.   No longer do you need to go out for lunch if you are having a busy day or just need to stay in … Read More

How to Evaluate Your Marketing Spend

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One of the most important success factors of small businesses is the ability to generate revenue, and to do that, most businesses need to market their services and products to bring in new customers and sales. The challenge for small business is how to make their marketing dollars work the hardest, and this requires careful tracking and measurement. Here’s one … Read More

Making Deadlines Can Save You Big Bucks in Your Business

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There are a lot of deadlines that come with running a business. Missing some deadlines can have serious financial implications to the health of your business. Let’s take a look at how much you’ll save by being on time with the following deadlines. Payroll One of the toughest deadlines of all, making payroll, is essential to keeping employees happy. Making … Read More