Moving Into 2021 With a Solid Plan

As the year is coming to a close, many business owners are planning for 2021. If not for the whole year, at least for the first quarter of the new year. How do you plan for your business, especially when we have had such an odd year? Myself, I rely on my advisor to help guide me…

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Scheduling Tools Pros & Cons

Scheduling Tools Pros and Cons

Have you ever tried to connect with someone and it seemed like your emails went back and forth for days, or even weeks, before you could find a time that worked for both of you? If that is the case, an online scheduling tool might be just the thing you need! There are so many…

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How We See Our Daughters: A Celebration of Women

How We See Our Daughters

In 1908, amidst terrible working conditions and exploitation, 15,000 women filled New York City’s streets protesting for shorter hours, better pay and voting rights. Two years later saw the creation of a Women’s Day to advocate for suffrage, and the first International Women’s Day, a year later, included over a million women in protests for women’s rights.   For most of the 20th century, International Women’s Day was acknowledged and celebrated by people locally…

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Work from Home Positions Offer Real Value for Employers

Work from home positions

Between 2005 and 2015, the number of individuals working from home has increased 115%. Nine million U.S. employees, or 2.9% of the total U.S. workforce, work from home at least half of the time, up from 1.8 million in 2005. While many employees may find working from home ideal, employers are still on the fence…

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Blog Your Way to More Business

Blog to more business

Small businesses don’t always focus on writing company blogs. Between trying to raise sales, gain visibility, and develop rapport with customers, is there time for writing blogs? In fact, if you’re trying to accomplish any one of those goals, blogging is the one of the best ways to achieve all three. Whether you are just…

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How to Fund Your Small Business

How to fund small business

Funding is important, but different sources may be better for you depending on your business maturity, type of business, and other factors. A lot of businesses from small to very large have used some type of funding to get to where they are today. Many people have heard of companies such as Dropbox, reddit or…

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How Well is Your Brand Adapting to Digital and Social Change?

How is your brand adapting?

Change is much harder to do than it is to talk about. It’s important to be nimble and adaptable as the digital landscape continues to evolve. As a brand, it’s important to create a consistent experience across all platforms for your audience, customers or users. That’s no small task especially since digital brand opportunities are…

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Non-Revenue Goals For Small Businesses

Non - Revenue Goals for Small Business

We as small business owners sometimes get hung up on the idea of profit as the only indicator for growth. Selling more of our product or service is our ultimate goal, but there are many ways to track your success that aren’t based solely in those terms. Right now, we’re going to tell you about…

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Getting Started in Quickbooks Online 

Get started in Quickbooks

As the Vice President of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation Charlie Munger once said: “You have to know accounting. It’s the language of practical business life. It was a very useful thing to deliver to civilization. I’ve heard it came to civilization through Venice which of course was once the great commercial power in the Mediterranean. However,…

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4 Advanced Excel Hacks to Increase Your Productivity

Microsoft Excel can be used for far more than making forms or holding tables of information. (If you need to review our post on 4 Basic Excel Hacks, click here for a refresher.) There are also multiple ways to perform certain tasks, so unless you’re a highly-trained Excel expert,, you may not be aware of…

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