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Three Ways to Start the New Year Right in Business

It's been longer than I thought since I last blogged! It's been a very busy year, which is ALWAYS a good thing, but as new year's go, I'm making the resolution promise to share more often, because after all, I’m in the business of making business easy. A few things have transpired since I last … Continue reading Three Ways to Start the New Year Right in Business

 Facebook Changes that Can Kill Small Business Social Media

Facebook can be an important social media tool for small businesses, but it can be difficult for your business to establish the customer reach it would like to through social media due to its design, complicated systems, and amount of time required. Understanding the way Facebook works for businesses can help you reach your audience. … Continue reading  Facebook Changes that Can Kill Small Business Social Media

Four Reasons Businesses Fail and How to Avoid Them

You may not want to think about small business failure, especially if you are just starting out, but unfortunately it is a reality for many businesses. Research estimates that one-fifth of all small business fail in the first year with less than a third lasting for longer than ten years. These statistics do not have … Continue reading Four Reasons Businesses Fail and How to Avoid Them

How and Why an Entrepreneur Should Take a Break

As a small business owner, you may be filling many roles within your organization. You probably work well over eight hours per day to fulfill your role as business owner, HR specialist, social media director, accountant, and customer service manager. Keeping your head down in the many day-to-day responsibilities of running your business is necessary … Continue reading How and Why an Entrepreneur Should Take a Break

Staying Above Water When Your Business is Rapidly Sinking

Many businesses big and small hit a rough patch at some point, but its how you plan for and react to these rough areas that can make or break your business! Here are some areas that can cause rough patches and ways to stay above water as you navigate these issues. 1.Cash Flow Many small … Continue reading Staying Above Water When Your Business is Rapidly Sinking

Can A Credit Card Be a Good Thing For Your Business?

Credit cards can make people nervous with high interest rates, the fear of racking up a balance you cannot pay off, or having your information stolen. You may be used to handling your personal finances in cash and unsure of using a credit card for your business expenses. It is easy to misuse a credit … Continue reading Can A Credit Card Be a Good Thing For Your Business?

5 Signs You Need to Outsource

Business owners take on a lot on their own, especially when they are first starting out. You may have handled areas of business that are well outside your area of expertise or comfort, such as marketing, social media, or accounting. As your business grows, it may be helpful to consider ways that you can reduce … Continue reading 5 Signs You Need to Outsource

Does Networking Work?

Business networking is a business activity where entrepreneurs meet to form business relationships, share information, and help one and other build up their businesses. Joining a business network can be a great step for you as an entrepreneur. People like to do business with people they know and trust. A company doesn’t make decisions but … Continue reading Does Networking Work?

Why Personality Tests May Not be the Best Hiring Tool for Your Business?

Over 80% of Fortune 500 companies use personality tests to assess potential and current employees to make hiring decisions as well as for team building. Commonly used ones are the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator, Caliper Profile, Hogan Assessments, and StrengthsFinder. Some pros to personality tests include: 1.Understanding strengths: A personality test can help the hiring manager … Continue reading Why Personality Tests May Not be the Best Hiring Tool for Your Business?

What Are Financial Statements?

A financial statement adheres to generally accepted accounting principles and is used to portray financial information about a business. They typically consist of an income statement, balance sheets, statements of retained earnings, and cash flows.   The balance sheet provides an overview of a company’s assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity as a snapshot in time. … Continue reading What Are Financial Statements?

Think You Can Multitask? You Probably Can’t and Your Business is Suffering

Multitasking is considered a desirable skill, but can anyone really do it and do it well? Research has shown over and over that humans really aren’t as good at doing multiple things at once as we think we are. Technology allows us to do more and more at the same time, but true productive multitasking … Continue reading Think You Can Multitask? You Probably Can’t and Your Business is Suffering