How to Save More in 2019

Julie Babcock-HydeRetirement0 Comments

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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

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

5 Ways to Make Your Business More Efficient

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A great entrepreneur will always be on the lookout for ways to improve their business. Efficiency is a goal everyone wants to achieve when it comes to business.  It can translate into less work and more profits. Here are five ways you and/or your staff can become more efficient in your business. 1-    Get software-savvy. Do you use the same software … Read More

Should You Have a Financial Dashboard?

Julie Babcock-HydeSmall Business0 Comments

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A quick glance at your car’s dashboard is all you need to check your fuel gauge, speed limit, engine temperature, and RPM when you’re driving down the road. Your car’s dashboard is designed to focus on what’s important and what you need to know to have a safe trip. What’s on your financial dashboard? Your car’s dashboard items, if they … Read More

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

5 Things You Need to Know About The New Tax Law in 2018

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  On Dec 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law. There are many provisions that may impact small business owners. Let’s talk about five areas that I feel may have the most impact OR may be the most misunderstood of the new law. Please note, my comments on this are general in nature and not … 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

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