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5 things to consider about your business financials

Managing the ebbs and flows of your finances is critical to maintaining business growth.   When businesses are able to track their financial affairs, they are better equipped to handle unexpected debt, stay ahead of their credit bills and make smart investments for the future.   There are some...

Three myths about being a business owner

Starting a business from the ground up is difficult. It requires years of planning, investment and the belief that anything is possible.   As entrepreneurs learn through the process, however, building a profitable enterprise is a multi-layered endeavor, full of surprises and misconceptions that are quickly learned.   These...

What steps do I take to start a new business?

Nothing can be more personally and financially rewarding than starting a business.   Lots of financial and mental capital must be invested. This requires planning, steady decision-making and following a detailed plan.   Below is a list of what it’ll take to get your business idea off the ground...

Small Business Tax Advice and Survival Guide

Tax season comes to all businesses big and small, and can be a headache no matter how well you think you’ve prepared. For a small business owner wearing many (or all) hats in the business, it’s an unwelcome extra task sure to cause late hours...

Should I consider hiring a partner?

Running your business requires a lot of energy. It also may demand a lot of time, some of it spent alone. These factors can lead to burn out, the last thing you need as you build momentum and grow your business into what you’ve always...

We’re hiring (all the time). Why doesn’t anyone stay?

Employee movement is not uncommon. New opportunities, a desire for a new challenge or a new city may be some of the reasons why offices see regular turnover.   What’s also all too common, unfortunately, is staff turnover stemming from employee dissatisfaction. And it’s just not one...

What costs should I consider if I start a new business?

Building a successful business model is largely tied to making the right decisions. In order to succeed, new entrepreneurs must carefully consider the costs of launching their life-long dream business. Because the universal truth in business is that money is needed to make money, these decisions carry extra weight. Each...