THE CHALLENGE OF USING CREDIT CARDS

How much do you spend in credit card fees every year? This was a topic in our recent board meeting. Most likely you are spending thousands of dollars every year if you accept credit card payments. Most will agree that credit cards are needed to run certain kinds of businesses. The big benefit of credit […]

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5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FINANCES IN ORDER

If you have had a less than pleasurable or informative experience with your bookkeeper or accountant in 2015, now is a good time to take action and make changes for a better 2016. Here are 5 tips to get started: 1. Keep things separate. Handle your business and personal accounts as independently as possible. If […]

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TECHNOLOGY TIME SAVERS

Although technology can be time-consuming (spam email) or distracting (cat videos!), it can also be a timesaver. Think back to the days of typewriters, where every mistake had to be painstakingly corrected, or the time required to send a letter or invoice by mail as opposed to typing a quick email. Today there are many […]

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THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

Relationships are everything but let’s face it – technology is crucial in our world today. Here are a few applications you can use to help relationships and streamline your activities: Dropbox to access important files; Streak to track who opens your emails and when; Evernote to maintain customer notes; LinkedIn to have immediate access to […]

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THE DILEMMA OF THE BLACK DOT

A professor gave his students a test. He handed out the exams with the text facing down. When the students turned their papers over, there were no questions; just a black dot in the center of the sheet of paper. The professor’s only instructions were, “I want you to write about what you see there.” […]

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ARE YOUR LEADERS LISTENING? REALLY?

I wish I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard from managers and employees that “we’re just not being heard.” We hear a lot lately on all of the key traits of effective leadership. Yes, a leader must have drive, determination, and commitment to be at all effective…. A holistic leader is one who […]

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