March, 2015

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Tools of the Trade | Time Planning Schedule

For many small business owners, success isn’t just having access to capital or other financial resources. What it really comes down to is control―more specifically, control of the time available to the business—your time and that of your employees. Time Management is a vital factor in the success of any business.Read More

Management Solutions for your SMB |

In our Maximizing Control through Management Systems article we discussed the importance of delegation, employment planning, and time management. What many small business owners do not realize however, is that there are a wide range of resources and management solutions available to them to best leverage their time and management systems.Read More

Maximizing Control through Management Systems |

Management is control. Without control the future of your organization is up to pure chance. Good management helps you to make the most efficient use possible out of your scarcest resources: time, people, and money. Planning the productive use of these assets enables you to get the greatest return forRead More

Minimize Identity Theft with Your IRS Filing

Tax fraud continues to be a growing problem. To minimize your being the next victim, the IRS is reminding taxpayers to use the Identity Verification Service website at, as the fastest, easiest way to verify you are who you claim to be. Learn more through from the IRS releaseRead More

Tools of the Trade | Financial Matrix

There are a variety of reasons why a business requires financing including initial purchase of capital assets, start-up cash flow needs, seasonal cash flow fluctuations, and cash demands from growth. The following Financial Matrix will help you to begin to identify the most appropriate form of financing typically used toRead More

6 Simple Steps to SMB Financing |

Financing is a vital part of the start-up process, yet many small business owners and entrepreneurs struggle with it. Knowing how much financing is needed, along with when and where to secure it is just part of the battle. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Believe it orRead More

How to Find A Good Tax Preparer?

It’s that time of year again. And, for many of us, it’s not easy finding a reliable tax preparer. We can wade through local listings or ask a friend who they use, but do we really know if the preparer is the right fit for our tax needs? I don’tRead More

Self-Employment Guide to Marketing |

You’re newly self-employed and have all of your ducks in a row—that is, until you think about marketing your business. You want to reach hundreds or even thousands of potential customers in an effective way without breaking the bank. You also know that you’ll need to do all of theRead More

Employment vs. Self-Employment |

Self-employment is on the rise. A recent Forbes article cited that nearly 53 million Americans are freelancing, or self-employed, which represents approximately 34% of the total workforce, and this number will continue to rise, representing 50% by 2020. The article also observed that in 2015, “global enterprises will continue toRead More

4 Solutions for Effective Social Media Marketing |

Social media is the secret marketing weapon for savvy self-employed and small business practitioners. It is free and can take your message to potential customers literally all over the world. But for many small business owners and entrepreneurs, the thought of creating and maintaining a social media marketing campaign canRead More