December, 2016

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6 Great Reasons to Outsource HR

  If you haven’t considered outsourcing your small business’s Human Resources (HR) function, you may want to. There are few business owners we know that enjoy managing their own HR department. This is not because they dislike people. In fact, most of them love their staff. The challenge is complyingRead More

Ask Dr. Deborah | What are the legal requirements for starting a business?

Dear Dr. Deborah, I’ve talked about starting my own interior design business for many years now, and I’ve decided that my New Year’s resolution for 2017 will be to finally take the plunge. I’m fairly confident in being able to get customers and run my business. However, I’m not sureRead More

Our Self-Employment Christmas List

Despite it being years since we’ve written our last letters to Santa, most of us still take the time to think up our own personal Christmas lists. As business owners, work-related items can’t help but slip in between the Fitbits and the iPhone 7s. Just in case ‘ole Saint NickRead More

Tips For Your Year-End Budget Deviation Analysis

Conducting an end-of-year Budget Deviation Analysis is a must for every small and self-employed business owner. In it, you compare how your business actually performed relative to how you had forecast it would perform. Going through this process, not just at the end of the fiscal year, but also eachRead More

7 Metrics to Check in Your Year-End Review

One of the best things about owning and running your own small business is that you get to go to a job you love and care about every day. While it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement, it’s not always fun and games. If you wantRead More