How to Beat Procrastination

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

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Is It Profitable to Blog?

One of the many online marketing options available for businesses is blogging. A blog can act as a company’s daily newspaper, letting customers and followers know the latest news about what’s happening. It can also be a wonderful revenue-generator. As long as the content of your blog

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5 Ways to Increase Revenue from Existing Clients

    Are you looking to grow your business? Traditionally, there are two ways a business can grow:   Find new clients Increase revenue from existing clients   Many businesses put all their time and effort into finding new customers while neglecting the massive potential of leveraging

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Cool Apps: Amazon Echo

Did you ever want a secretary that could answer questions all day?  Amazon’s Echo product can’t fetch coffee.  However, Echo can perform all sorts of digital tasks that come up in daily life at work and at home. The Echo Dot looks like a small speaker that

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5 Pain-free Strategies for Reducing Operating Expenses

    Approximately 80% of small businesses are break-even businesses. A problem faced by many businesses is that as their revenue grows, so do their expenses. To run a successful business, your revenue must exceed your expenses.   A penny saved is a penny earned. This age-old

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Could Your Business Survive a Disaster?

As business owners, we want to remain optimistic about our business’s future.  But life can happen, and we need to be prepared.  A good business owner thinks about all the risks to their business and has a plan in place to reduce or eliminate them.  In 2017,

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The Power of Influencer Marketing

One of the hottest buzzwords in marketing this year is influencer marketing. Influencer marketing uses key people in thought leadership positions to spread the word about your brand.  These people may be paid or unpaid spokespersons for your brands, products, and services. The profitable thing about influencer

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What Is Reasonable Compensation?

For small businesses formed as an S Corporation and with plenty of profits, reasonable compensation is a term you may want to be familiar with. S Corporations Many small businesses have organized as an S Corporation form of entity.  The S Corp election allows a business owner

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When Do You Need an Accountant for Small Business?

    When should you involve an accountant in your small business? Simply put, all business owners should consider getting an accountant involved before they even launch their business.   Having an accountant involved from the beginning will help alleviate, or avoid, headaches and make sure you

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