Is Your Workplace Female-Friendly?

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Attracting and retaining talent in your small business can be a giant step toward growing into a mid-sized business. Beyond attracting new employees with salary and benefits, here are several perks, policies, and benefits to consider when recruiting women, and employees in general, to your workforce. 1. Flex work hours. Everyone likes regaining control over their workday, and offering flex … Read More

Three Super-Easy Ways to Boost Your Revenue for 2018

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Every business has a gold mine in its current customer base. But not all business owners remember to mine this gold because they are too busy trying to attract new customers or developing new products or services. This is the perfect time of year to step back and remember the three easiest ways to grow your business revenue using your … Read More

Five Tips to Make Tax Time Painless

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Tax time is probably not your favorite time of year, especially if you have to pay the government your hard-earned dollars. Here are five tips on how we can make it just a bit less painful.   1. Have patience.   Practicing patience will go a long way when you’re dealing with taxes. Keep in mind that for tax professionals, … Read More

Avoid the Three Biggest Sales Mistakes and Close More Business

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Every sales lead is precious and it takes a lot to get people’s attention these days.  Once a lead or prospect comes in your door, you’ve accomplished that hurdle, but now you have another one:  getting the business.  To ensure you can turn those prospects into paying customers as often as possible, here are three mistakes we can all learn … Read More

Five Ways to Ring in 2018

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Happy New Year 2018!  January is the month of new beginnings and a perfect time to strategize about projects that will boost your business prosperity. Here are five ideas to get you thinking about new beginnings for your business. Learn new technology Every year, tens of thousands of new online software applications are invented that will save us time and money. Learning … Read More

How to Write Your Mission Statement

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A mission statement isn’t just for a large corporation. As an owner of a small business, you can benefit from going through the exercise of writing your mission statement. This exercise can re-connect you with your “why”.  As a result ,  it can also communicate an important part of your business to all of your stakeholders. What Is a Mission Statement? … Read More

Get Ahead on Year-End Tasks

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Year-end is just around the corner. That means a couple of administrative tasks are necessary to take care of bookkeeping and tax chores. Here are a couple of tips to make year-end go smoother. Clean up tasks Things will go a lot smoother if you reach out to your vendors and employees and get their help to update your records. … Read More

Spice Up Your Marketing with Storytelling

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One of the ways to impact your marketing is by adding stories. Everyone loves a story and  compared to almost any marketing copy, stories are more memorable . Here are a couple of tips on how to use and place stories to share with prospects and customers. What a Story Is All stories need to be personal and evoke an … Read More

The Perfect Chart of Accounts for Your Business

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Your “Chart of Accounts” is the list of accounts in your accounting software.  The accounts are listed in your reports, and the totals allow you to determine how much you’ve spent, made, own, or owe depending on the type of account. It’s essential to create a list of accounts that you need in order to make better business decisions.  Your … Read More

How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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The security breach at Equifax a few months ago left many people thinking once again about identity theft. The best thing is to do everything you can to prevent it from happening to you. Here are a few tips to help you reduce your risk of being a victim of identity theft as well as how to reduce the damage … Read More