January, 2015

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It’s Not About the Plan, It’s About the Strategy |

When starting a business, you will find literally thousands of business planning tools that will help you create a business plan, often by simply entering information into a template. However, the business plan is only one piece of a much larger and more important planning process. Just because you haveRead More

Small Business Champions Spotlight | XcelHR and Ted Winglass

Ted Winglass is no stranger to small business. As President of XcelHR, a human resources (HR) services company, Ted has been helping small businesses for over two decades. Specializing in PEO, ASO, and HR outsourcing services, XcelHR helps businesses to streamline HR management practices in a variety of ways.

Back to Basics | Building Your Social Network

One of the most important aspects of small business success is the owners’ ability to connect not only with current and prospective customers, but also with fellow business owners, colleagues, friends, family, and other individuals who can support them as they pursue their passions and as their business grows. WhatRead More

Small Business Champions Spotlight | 1st PMF Bancorp and Stephen Perl

Stephen Perl is well-versed in small business financing. As President & CEO of 1st PMF Bancorp, a financial lender specializing in providing invoice factoring, credit, and financing support services, Stephen has been helping small businesses to succeed for over twenty years. Founded as a family-owned business in 1983, 1st PMF isRead More

Planning Strategically for the New Year |

Now that the New Year is here, it is important to get your ducks in a row. This often means taking stock of your finances and making adjustments for the New Year. Strategic planning is key to keeping your business on track. Strategic planning is the process of identifying yourRead More

The Amazing Value of Budget Deviation Analysis |

Budget deviation analysis – sound boring? Think again! What if you could instantly identify exactly why you didn’t make as much profit as you had planned? What if you could avoid a problem that had the potential to hurt your business and cost you a lot of money? The answer?Read More

Have You Been Taking Your Vitamins?

Just as taking vitamins, exercising, or eating right can have lasting, positive effects on your overall physical well-being, risk awareness, prevention, and protection can benefit the health of your business over the long-term. Business, by nature, has its risks. As any small business owner will tell you, managing risk isRead More

10 Tips for Healthy Cash Flow in 2015 |

The New Year is a good time to take stock in how your business – and particularly your cash flow – is doing. Here are 10 areas to review to help you plan for a prosperous 2015: Do you review your current financial performance at least once a month? Are yourRead More

Do These Pants Make Me Look Fat?

Fortunately or unfortunately, many of us tend to overindulge during the holiday season. As a result, we really don’t look good in those pants anymore. In fact, January is one of the most popular selling seasons for fitness centers, fitness equipment retailers and fitness coaches. Regardless of which avenue youRead More