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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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Five Fall Projects to Refresh Your Financial Results

  Five Fall Projects to Refresh Your Financial Results  As we move into the fall season and the final quarter of the year, it’s a perfect time to commit to a project in your business that will help you reach … Continue reading

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Five Fun Things to Add to Your Invoices

Five Fun Things to Add to Your Invoices When it comes to marketing, the company invoice might be the last thing you’d think about.  But think again:  it’s a great place to make every attempt to get paid faster and … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Small Business Vitals?

Do You Know Your Small Business Vitals?  On a doctor’s visit, the first thing the nurse does is take your vitals:  your temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration rate.  These basic measurements are the first place doctors look to … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Rev Up Your Referrals

 Five Ways to Rev Up Your Referrals In the vast majority of industries, referrals are the most cost-effective way to gain new clients and grow your business.  When you attract new clients through referrals, your marketing costs are lower, your … Continue reading

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Mobile Accounting

Mobile Accounting  If you are the type of person who loves mobile apps, texting, and getting your email on your phone, then you’re in for a treat: accounting has finally come around to your smartphone.  Here are a couple of … Continue reading

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Budgeting Breakthrough

Budgeting Breakthrough When you hear the word “budget,” what do you think about?  Most people would say something similar to “Ugghh!” If you would rather do just about anything besides create a budget, you’re not alone.  The word “budget” brings … Continue reading

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Need an A/R Makeover? A Quick, 5-Item Best Practice Checklist

Technology has allowed businesses to make substantial improvements in their customer invoicing processes.  The good news is that when you implement these technologies, you will almost always get paid much faster.   If it’s been a few years since the … Continue reading

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Five Cash Leaks to Avoid

Cash flow improvement is a hot issue for small businesses; in many businesses, it seems like there is never enough cash when you need it. The last thing a business owner wants is to reduce their cash balance unnecessarily. To … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Prioritization

Running a business usually means putting in over 40 hours a week. In fact, if you’re the typical entrepreneur, you have more ideas you want to implement than you have time for! That’s when proactive, strategically executed prioritization can make … Continue reading

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Have You Been Hacked? How to Minimize Your Risk

Have You Been Hacked?  How to Minimize Your Risk Just about every day, we read in the news that another company has been hacked.  You might have already been directly affected by the password thefts at LinkedIn last year or … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Protect Your Cash

As entrepreneurs, we work hard for our money, and the last thing we need is to have it disappear due to fraud, hackers, or identity theft.  Some people have called 2013 the year of the hacker, which is worrisome.  But … Continue reading

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Is Your Data Backed Up?

Hopefully, you’re already making backups of the data on your business server on a regular basis.  It’s simple to set up data backups automatically and then forget about them until you need them.  But have you ever looked around to … Continue reading

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Seven Strategies to Put the Spring into Your Sales

Spring is here and that’s the perfect time to try something new in your business to make things fresh.  Here are seven ideas to try in your business; pick the one that’s most likely to put the spring in your … Continue reading

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Compliance Checklist: Seven Items You May Have Forgotten

  Running a business is filled with regulations everywhere you turn. These can drain precious time away from the core of your business, but if you ignore them, there could be huge financial consequences you may be risking without even … Continue reading

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Are You Vulnerable to Fraud?

  According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), over $3.5 trillion was projected to be lost to fraud worldwide in 2011 alone. The typical organization loses 5 percent of its revenues each year. While we have a lot … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Wow Your Clients

One of the main reasons clients leave is because they feel ignored.  The cost of ignoring clients is high; you have to do more marketing and replace those clients when they leave.  The antidote to this is easy:  just stay … Continue reading

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