Category Archives: Profitability Tips

5 Fall Projects to Refresh Your Financial Results

As we move into the fall season and the final quarter of the year, it’s a perfect time to commit to a project in your business that will help you reach the year’s end in better shape.  Here are 5 … Continue reading

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Budgeting Breakthrough

When you hear the word “budget,” what do you think about?  Most people would say something similar to “Ugghh!” If you would rather do just about anything besides create a budget, you’re not alone.  The word “budget” brings up connotations … Continue reading

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Need an A/R Makeover?  A Quick 5 Item Best-Practice Checklist

Technology has allowed businesses to make substantial improvements in their customer invoicing processes.  The good news is that when you implement these technologies, you will almost always get paid much faster. If it’s been a few years since the last … Continue reading

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5 Fun Things to Add to Your Invoices

When it comes to marketing, the company invoice might be the last thing you’d think about.  But think again:  it’s a great place to make every attempt to get paid faster and have your customer coming back for more services … Continue reading

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Did You Collect the Needed W-9s?

Article Highlights: The IRS Form W-9 is used to obtain independent contractors’ tax ID numbers. Tax ID numbers are required when filing 1099s. 1099-MISCs must be issued to independent contractors that are paid $600 or more during the year for … Continue reading

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9 Tips All Business Owners Should Follow

Business owners are experts in their industry. You know your products and services well – better than the competition. You know how to reach those customers, too. But, managing what’s behind the scenes isn’t always as easy. With the right … Continue reading

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I Need Advice On . . .

IF you could wake up tomorrow morning and know every decision you made from that point forward was the right decision, do you suppose you’d want to put yourself in that position?  Well… OF COURSE YOU WOULD! IF you had … Continue reading

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Tax Breaks for Hiring Your Children in Your Family Business

Article Highlights: Child Under the Age of 19 or a Student Under the Age of 24 Kiddie Tax Tax on a Child’s Earned Income Deduction for the Business Employment Taxes IRAs and Retirement Plans You might consider hiring your children … Continue reading

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Top 4 Mistakes By Small Business Owners

Article Highlights:  Reporting employees as independent contractors Not reconciling bank accounts regularly Forgetting to record payments against open invoices Not understanding the differences between cash flow and profit When you decided to open for business, you had a vision for … Continue reading

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Asset Sales Versus Stock Sales

Selling a business is never a decision that should be made lightly. A business is something that you’ve likely worked hard to build from the ground up into the entity that you always hoped it could be – you don’t … Continue reading

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