How to Stay in the Know and Keep Your Mind Sharp


As a business owner, it’s important you stay sharp and on top of what’s happening outside of your very busy business world. Keeping up to date with the latest technology, regulations and more will also help you stay one step ahead of the competition. Despite your crazy schedule and the mountains of information that technology … Continue reading How to Stay in the Know and Keep Your Mind Sharp

Smart Record Keeping for Tax Time


Record Keeping

Keeping good business records can help you monitor the progress of your business, prepare your financial statements, identify sources of income, keep track of deductible expenses, prepare your tax returns and support items reported on your tax returns. According to irs.gov, “the responsibility to substantiate entries, deductions, and statements made on your tax returns is … Continue reading Smart Record Keeping for Tax Time

Protect Your Business During the Holidays


Holiday Fraud Prevention

Keeping a Watchful Eye on Fraud During the Holidays As businesses prepare for a busy holiday season, with increased customers, sales and especially e-commerce transactions, it’s important to keep fraud risk in mind. Fraud can be especially crippling for small businesses. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Report to the Nations 2018 … Continue reading Protect Your Business During the Holidays

How to Handle Unpaid Invoices


How to Handle Unpaid Invoices

You might have a successful, growing business, but without money coming in on time, you won’t be able to continue operating. Getting invoices out regularly and getting them paid on time helps to keep the cash flowing. It’s always smart to have a set policy when dealing with collections, whether you’re sending invoices out yourself … Continue reading How to Handle Unpaid Invoices

Small Business Advertising Ideas on a Budget


Small Business Advertising Ideas on a Budget

Advertising and marketing is often the most neglected aspect of a small business. Business owners are so busy serving customers and taking care of their employees that they sometimes forget to toot their own horn. A big challenge in business is growing and attracting new customers while also taking care of the loyal ones you … Continue reading Small Business Advertising Ideas on a Budget

Insurance 101: Getting the Coverage You Need


Are you covered?

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), “business insurance protects you from the unexpected costs of running a business.” Accidents, natural disasters and lawsuits are all potential problems significant enough to shut down your business if you’re not properly prepared and covered for them. The federal government requires every business with employees to have … Continue reading Insurance 101: Getting the Coverage You Need

What to Do with Excess Cash: 5 Ideas to Ponder


What to Do with Excess Cash: 5 Ideas to Ponder

Too much cash is a great problem to have, but how much is too much and what do you do with it? First, you need to determine how much cash you need to keep your business safely running. The general rule is enough to cover at least two months of overhead. You can also open … Continue reading What to Do with Excess Cash: 5 Ideas to Ponder

SEO Crash Course for Small Businesses


SEO Crash Course for Small Businesses

We’ve all heard the term SEO, which stands for search engine optimization, but what does it mean and how should we be using it? Many small businesses don’t use SEO to their advantage. SEO can determine whether you gain or lose a sale when customers search for your business online before buying. The right online … Continue reading SEO Crash Course for Small Businesses

How to Find the Best Merchant Services Provider for Your Business


How to Find the Best Merchant Services Provider for Your Business

No matter the size or type of your business, you’re probably finding that at least some customers want to pay by credit card. Even if you’ve operated mainly on cash or check payments in the past, you will lose customers if you’re not set up to accept credit cards — and even other forms of … Continue reading How to Find the Best Merchant Services Provider for Your Business