Your bookkeeper shouldn’t just be someone who posts information to your accounting software and spits out reports. Your bookkeeper should be a valuable resource to you in helping you run your business. Here are 9 essential questions you should ask your bookkeeper: Read more
Brand Development and Why You Should Not Rush
This is a guest post by: Heather Mercer-Turner, Mercer Street Brand Development Consulting
Starting a new business is certainly an exciting time for any entrepreneur that is jostling at the gate to get going! There are many things that need to be done in order to start selling your product or service as fast as possible. Sometimes moving too fast can cause costly business mistakes. It is important to stop and think about key decisions that impact your company for years to come. As that old saying goes ‘short-term pain, for long-term gain!’ Read more
Small Business Borrowing and Things You Should Consider
Should I expand? Can I afford more rent at a new location? Can my business support more staff?
As small business owners, we have asked ourselves the same questions and also helped many companies work through the decision-making process to determine the right time to borrow and how much to borrow to buy equipment, real estate, technology or invest in human resources.
Smart business borrowing at the right time can ignite your business to take it to the next level. Unfortunately, we’ve also seen entrepreneurs make some common mistakes that can jeopardize their company’s future and destroy it.
If you have been considering borrowing, these tips can help you decide if the time is right for you and whether you are have everything ready to meet with a lender. Read more
Is renting or buying better for me? This is the question that many are contemplating these days. In truth, there is no right or wrong answer, only what works best for you. There are many things to consider, so I encourage you to take your time making your decision. There is never a wrong time to make the right decision for yourself!
How to Set Your QuickBooks Up For Success in 5 Easy Steps
Accounting automation programs are incredible… but if you think it’s as easy as pressing sign up, you could be automating a nightmare. Proper setup is crucial to success.
How To Find a Graphic Designer or Design Firm
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Unpaid invoices can be the bane of an entrepreneur’s existence. You have to waste valuable time and resources politely chasing after people who owe you money.
Do you ever feel like your business is leaking money somewhere? Your sales are good, but something just doesn’t seem to add up on the spreadsheet.
They say that entrepreneurs are the only people crazy enough to work an 80 hour week to avoid a 9-to-5 job. And only crazy entrepreneurs waste those hours doing their own bookkeeping.