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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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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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How To Run a Family Business: 6 Simple Rules

Ah, the dream of running your own business!  Until it turns into a nightmare.  Does this sound familiar?  Mr. Know It All decides to go into business for himself.  He is good at what he does, so he gets really … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Dig Out of Debt

Debt as a national challenge is connected to rampant, unchecked individual debt. I’m not lecturing, I’m just saying. Many households overspend. Many companies run at a loss, year after year. Debt is how you keep the balls in the air. … Continue reading

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[Webinar] Last Minute Tax Advice for Your Small Business

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How Much Should I Charge?

You want to make more sales and more money. Good for you. And it’s good business. Here’s the problem. More sales at a losing selling price is like cliff diving into a lake. You might not hit bottom, but if … Continue reading

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The Sweet Spot Job

My husband Hot Rod and I were in business together a long time ago. Like many other contractors, we were seduced by the “BIG Job.” A “BIG Job” is one that… Has lots of dollars in the bid. Has lots … Continue reading

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