Category Archives: Decision-Making Tips

It’s Bonus Time!

Year-end is a great time to think about rewarding your staff for a job well done in 2014.  Here are a couple of quick tips to help you make the most of bonuses while protecting your business and cash flow. … Continue reading

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What’s Your Hourly Worth?

Time is the most precious resource on the planet, but sometimes we don’t treat it that way.  In our businesses, it’s important to get everything done, but we can also get overwhelmed with all the little things that need to … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Weakest Business Link?

Do You Know Your Weakest Business Link?  You’ve already built a solid business that you have great pride in.  Yet, if you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re on a constant search for how to make your business better.   One way to … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Seasonal Bumps in Your Cash Flow

Many businesses operate with seasonal peaks and valleys.  Retail stores just completed their busy holiday season.  Construction contractors are busy when the weather is good.   Accountants are very busy from January through April, but also experience a quarterly peak in … Continue reading

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Create a Theme for a Prosperous and Meaningful New Year

It’s almost 2014, and at this time of year, it’s natural for us to pause and reflect on where we’ve been and where we want to go.  For business owners, it’s especially important to raise our minds above the daily … Continue reading

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Planning for an Awesome 2013

For business with fiscal years that coincide with the calendar year, the slate of revenues and expenses will be wiped clean on New Year’s Day. Starting with a clean slate gives us a chance to reflect on our 2012 results … Continue reading

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Employee Retirement Plans: A Win-Win Situation

Clearly, your employees are winners when you sponsor a retirement plan. But there are advantages for you, too. A few decades ago, many employees could look forward to comfortable retirements. Interest rates on savings vehicles were high. Pensions were well-funded. … Continue reading

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Are You Defining Items in QuickBooks Correctly?

Create item records in QuickBooks carefully, and QuickBooks will return the favor by running useful, accurate reports.    Figure 1: Clearly-defined items result in precise reports.    Obviously, you’re using QuickBooks because you buy and/or sell products and/or services. You want … Continue reading

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