Friday 5 for September 22nd, 2017

Avoid These Deal-Killing Phrases By Will Adams Even the slightest mistake in word choice can turn a prospect or client off. The words we choose can make or break a deal, which means we spend a lot of time thinking about the words… 3 minute read Don’t Make These Common Tax Mistakes! By ADP Taxes […]

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness. We all have strengths and weaknesses. There are things I am good at, and things I’m not good at. The biggest disasters come when we don’t recognize our weaknesses and act as if they were strengths—or even when we do recognize something is a weakness but […]

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Avoid These Deal-Killing Phrases

Even the slightest mistake in word choice can turn a prospect or client off. The words we choose can make or break a deal, which means we spend a lot of time thinking about the words we use to pitch our services. No matter how hard we try to weed out the blatantly negative or […]

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Don’t Make These Common Tax Mistakes!

Taxes are one of the most complicated tasks for small business owners, and it isn’t hard to make mistakes—even big ones. Small business tax specialist Gail Rosen shares some of the most common mistakes small business owners make with their taxes, and how to avoid them, including correctly classifying employees and contractors, deducting startup costs, […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Employer Protection Considerations

Q: What do I need to do to protect myself from any wrongful termination claims or unemployment claims against my company? From a general business perspective, the basic ways to protect a business and owner (and management staff) from employee claims and other labor law issues are identification of the applicable federal and state laws, effective recruiting procedures, written company personnel […]

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Take Care of ALL Your Customers

Which customers do you want to keep doing business with? We often look at some customers as better than others. Maybe they do business with us more often, or they spend more when they buy, or maybe they’re just easier to do business with, in general. Your most loyal customers might have emotional connections with […]

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Friday 5 for September 15th, 2017

5 Ways to Prep Small Businesses Facing Natural Disasters By Deborah Sweeney If there’s a severe storm or major weather trouble on the horizon, don’t leave your customer base in the lurch. Establish a crisis communications plan for how you will deliver disaster… 4 minute read Be Authentically You By Will Adams If you dress, […]

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Start Your Business with Value

When you start a business, the first thing you have to have is a product or service that solves problems for people. You have to have something that people actually want, that they can use. Once you have that, you have to provide people with great value. Many businesses that find themselves leading the way […]

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Do You Need Outside Help with Payroll?

A small business owner has to wear a lot of hats. Early on, one of those hats is often for handling payroll. You may think that as long as the business is small, with just a couple employees, payroll is something you can take care of on your own. But when should you look at […]

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