Category Archives: Business Tips

Five Numbers You Should Know About Your 2016 Performance

Before we get too far into 2017, let’s take a look back at 2016 results and five meaningful numbers you may want to discover about your business’s performance.  To start, grab your 2016 income statement, or better yet, give us … Continue reading

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Understanding Payment Terms

If there is a period of time between when your customers receive your goods or services and when they pay for them, then several things are true: You have a balance in Accounts Receivable on your balance sheet that represents … Continue reading

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Positive Pay

Positive Pay is a service offered by banks that is designed to reduce fraudulent check-cashing against your account.  If you are writing checks on your bank account (as opposed to using ACH transactions), then the positive pay service, which usually … Continue reading

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Tax Time, Ready or Not

It’s always a huge relief to many people who get their taxes done early. That gray cloud of stress that nags at you to get it over with can be gone in a matter of weeks instead of months. April … Continue reading

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The New I-9 Form

The I-9 form is used for employment eligibility when hiring new employees.  It is one of many forms that need to be completed when you onboard a new employee. Effective Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the new I-9 form, which is … Continue reading

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A Quick Primer on Crowdfunding

An interesting way to fund your dream project, whether you are a startup or a more established business, is to consider crowdfunding.  Crowdfunding is when many people provide the money in small amounts for a project. Although crowdfunding is not … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Move Your Marketing into the 21st Century

If it’s been a while since you’ve adopted new marketing methods, it might be time, especially if you want to attract younger customers. Here are five ideas to do just that. 1. Video With YouTube as the second largest search … Continue reading

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Add a VIP Revenue Stream to Your Business

If you’re looking for more ways to bring in additional revenue, then a VIP revenue stream is one option for many businesses. Here are a couple of examples: A plastic surgeon has a long waiting line of patients. The surgeon … Continue reading

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5 Metrics to Gauge Your Business Performance

Sometimes, the most telling numbers in your business are not necessarily on the monthly reports. Although the foundation of your finances revolves around the balance sheet and income statement, there are a few numbers that, when known and tracked, can … Continue reading

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Seven Small Business Risks You Might Not Know You’re Taking

Running a small business is often about taking and managing risks. Market risks are normal but business and tax risks are another thing altogether. Most business and tax-related risks can be managed as long you know about them. Here are … Continue reading

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