Tag Archives: Business

You, Me and a Budget Spreadsheet

Budgeting.  UGH. I call it the “B Word” because so many people are resistant to the word BUDGETING. Nobody wants to Budget, right?  Budgeting is all about deprivation and doing without.  It’s like…gulp…dieting. Budgeting doesn’t have to be a soul-sucking, … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Financial Goal Setting!

“What’s the point of setting financial goals?  I have no idea what will happen each day for sales.  Unexpected expenses crop up all the time, too.  If it’s just a ‘guess,’ then why bother?” That’s what one of my clients … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Stay Motivated Everyday

Note: I am blogging on behalf of Visa Business and received compensation for my time from Visa for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Visa’s. Visit http://facebook.com/visasmallbiz to take a look … Continue reading

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5 Tips For B2B Referral Marketing Success

It’s one thing to tell your customers how great you are.  It’s a much bigger, better thing to have respected community influencers tell your customers how great you are.  It’s the thing that can ramp up your marketing to create … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Audit Proof Your Business

Imagine…you discover the certified letter in your mailbox from the IRS, announcing you have been selected for an audit.  No worries!  Once upon a time, I made a “Slinky-knot” mess out of my QuickBooks™ file.  Fear of an audit – … Continue reading

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Who Taught You Business Basics?

Business is pretty easy.  I wish we taught accounting and finance basics in sixth grade.  Alas, I didn’t even learn how to balance a checkbook during my high priced stint at a private college for a Business Administration degree.  However, once I … Continue reading

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How to Clean Up Your Payroll

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last 20 years helping people clean up financial messes.  The messy mess (the smelly smell for Sponge Bob fans) is payroll. Payroll entries are complicated.  There is the expense to you and the … Continue reading

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5 Acts of KINDNESS That Create Profits

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a predictable wave is washing over the Northeast.  People are helping each other clean up, clear out and rebuild.  The worst brings out the best in us, and acts of kindness are popping up … Continue reading

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How to Create a Profitable Business Plan

Pull out your business plan and take a look at your mission, your vision and your goals for this year. How’s it going? What? No plan? No problem. Just consider how last year went and that’s what will probably happen … Continue reading

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