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Paying Yourself and Small Business Accounting
Sep11

Paying Yourself and Small Business Accounting

If you run a business where you are the sole employee, you still have to treat your business finances like a business. That means keeping good financial records and tracking payments you make to yourself from the business. Whether you use a payroll service or enter an online transfer from your business bank account to your personal account, it is important to do the right bookkeeping entries when paying yourself to ensure you have...

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5 Things You Can Do Now to Boost Sales — Beyond Cold Calls
Sep11

5 Things You Can Do Now to Boost Sales — Beyond Cold Calls

By focusing on the external factors that limit sales distracts companies from what they can do to boost them. They have a lot more control — and more options — than they think.

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Teams Stuck in Silos? How to Revitalize Your Employees
Sep10

Teams Stuck in Silos? How to Revitalize Your Employees

The longer silos stay in place, the harder they are to knock down. Company leaders must act quickly to prevent their departments from closing themselves off from one another.

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Tips on How to Schedule a Meeting
Sep05

Tips on How to Schedule a Meeting

Meetings are a regular fare in any workplace. They can range from small-group types to inter-departmental ones — even going further to include external parties (such as clients, suppliers, etc). No matter how big or small the attendance, planning and scheduling a meeting requires a lot of organizational skills. After all, rounding up a number of people with varying workloads, deadlines, and schedules can be an overwhelming task....

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3 Benefits of Updated Bookkeeping and Accounting Records
Sep01

3 Benefits of Updated Bookkeeping and Accounting Records

Last week in a discussion with a business coaching client, I asked if she had updated bookkeeping and accounting records that would help her make the best business decision for a big question about her business. “No,” she replied, she didn’t have updated books. Without them, any decision regarding product lines, pricing, or customer capacity is just a guess! Guessing is not the way to run a business. On the contrary, every business...

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How Your Startup Can Compete in a Super Competitive Niche
Aug30

How Your Startup Can Compete in a Super Competitive Niche

The average person looks at competition in an industry and assumes that it’s not good for business. But the reality is that heavy competition means major opportunity – even for startups that are still trying to land on their feet. The Benefits of Competition in a Startup Environment Conventional wisdom says less competition is better. The idea is that a young business has a much greater chance of being successful if it’s the only one...

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