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

Your Perfect Work Day

Julie Babcock-HydeProductivity0 Comments

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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

How to Cut Costs with Fixed Assets Management

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Fixed assets are special kind of assets in your business. They include land, buildings, equipment, furniture, and vehicles that your company owns. While we frequently look at expenses to cut costs, fixed asset management is another place we can look to find ways to better utilize our resources and, in some cases, improve our profits. Fixed asset management is a … 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

How to Read Your Income Statement

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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

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

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

How to Beat Procrastination

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Would you call yourself a procrastinator?  If so, you’re not alone, and with our to-do-lists growing daily, the percentage of people who procrastinate chronically has increased over the last few decades. There’s a difference between procrastinating and prioritizing.  Great entrepreneurs know how to put the most important tasks first. There’s also a difference between procrastinating and being overloaded with tasks; … Read More