Playing the Matching Game

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 12, 2015
Small businesses have so much to keep track of that many times tracking inventory is easily overlooked. Many small businesses use the Cost of Goods Sold account to record all purchases of merchandise and never make any adjustments for what merchandise is still on the shelves or in the stock room at the end of […]
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Choosing the Right Accountant for Your Small Business

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 9, 2015
As with any key employee, choosing the right accountant for your small business is one of the most important hiring decisions you can make. The fact is that access to accurate and timely financial information can mean the difference between success and failure. Unfortunately, many small business owners do not consider selecting their accountant to […]
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I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 9, 2015
You can receive valuable information, including the latest grant notices from the federal government, absolutely free. Go to www.firstgov.gov and the world of federal grants and assistance is at your beck and call. No need to purchase the latest book on federal government assistance programs. You’re thinking, “What’s the gimmick?” There is none, and it’s […]
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Should I Buy a Franchise? What to Consider.

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On December 19, 2014
If you’re thinking about buying a franchise, it’s important to understand the franchise system and then decide whether you will be happy operating a business within that system. This is by no means a complete list, but here are some important things to consider. Buying a franchise means you are buying a proven system. You […]
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Writing Your Own Business Plan Critical for Success

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On March 12, 2012
As a small business consultant, I often hear both aspiring and existing business owners ask the question, “Where can I find someone to write my business plan?” This question comes from a fundamental misunderstanding of the purpose of the plan. Too often people who are trying to start a business and even those already in […]
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