3 Essential Metrics for a Smarter Marketing Spend

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3 Essential Metrics for a Smarter Marketing Spend

3 Essential Metrics for a Smarter Marketing Spend

The only way to get smarter about how to invest your marketing dollars is to document and measure what’s happening now in your business.  What you’ve measured, you can then improve. 

Cool Tech Tools: Apps that Get You Places

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Cool Tech Tools: Apps that Get You Places

Cool Tech Tools: Apps that Get You Places  

If you’re unlucky enough to have a car without GPS navigation maps, the next best thing to use is your smartphone. This article will take a look at apps that help to get you from point A to point B. 

5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Accounting System

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Accounting System Upgrade

5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Accounting System

To maximize profits in your business, all of your business functions need to run smoothly, including your accounting department. Your accounting system is at the core of your accounting function. If it is old or lacks the features you need, your business may suffer.  Here are five warning signs you can look for to determine if it’s time to upgrade or replace your current accounting system with something more cost-effective. 

How Business Owners Get Paid

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How Business Owners Get Paid

How Business Owners Get Paid

At first glance, this article topic might seem too simple.  After all, to get paid, don’t you just take money out of your business?  Well, yes, but there is much more to it in the long run as well as from an accounting side.  Let’s take a look. 

How to Work from Home More Often

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Work From Home

How to Work from Home More Often

If you agree that “there’s no place like home,” then you may also have a wish to work from home more often. In many cases, you can, and here are some tools you need to get started. 

Three Essential Business Roles for Success and Balance

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Know Your Role

Three Essential Business Roles for Success and Balance

In his book, The Rebel Rules: Daring to Be Yourself in Business, author Chip Conley describes what investors look for in a management team when considering providing startup money to new businesses. He says your management team should consist of a “brain trust that includes a passionate visionary, a ‘get-your-hands-dirty’ operator, and a responsible, finance-minded executive.”

Even if you are never going to seek venture capital money to fund your business, this tidbit of advice makes a great strategy question to consider for your business, especially if you are an entrepreneur. Do you have these three roles in your company?

Six Tips to Grow Your Business in 2020

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Six Tips to Grow Your Business in 2020

Six Tips to Grow Your Business in 2020

Looking for fresh, effective ways to grow your business in 2020? You've come to the right place. In today's market and during these difficult times, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd, gain new customers or clients, and increase your company's revenue. Note: We said difficult, not impossible! Below, you'll find six fun, easy tips to help you achieve your goals and make your business bigger and better as it enters the new decade.

 

Mobile Accounting

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Mobile Accounting

Mobile Accounting? It’s Here, Now

That's right: The future is here! Now that it's officially 2020, it may be time to jump on that accounting app bandwagon if you haven't already done so. The exciting news is you can actually do a lot of your accounting tasks from your phone instead of your computer.

Does Your Business Have a Safety Net?

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One of the most important parts of managing a business is making sure there is enough cash to keep the business going.  As a business owner, you probably have a very good idea how much cash you have in the bank at any time. The smaller your business is, the more likely you are to keep a close eye on cash. 

Avoiding Accounts Payable Errors: What to Watch Out for

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Accounts Payable

When you pay a bill in your business, are you 100 percent comfortable that the bill payment is correct and justified? Is there ever a chance that that bill is fake or fraudulent?  What about duplicates?  With so many fake bills being mailed to businesses these days, it makes sense to think about controls you can put into place to reduce the risk that you might write a cheque out of your hard-earned profits that should never be written. 

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