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Are you a Grasshopper or an Ant?

  • Posted by Stacy Johnson
  • On July 12, 2016
A favorite of mine is the story of The Grasshopper and The Ant. If you do not recall, the premise of the fable is that the Grasshopper is enjoying the summer day, hopping, chirping and singing away when the Ant passes by, working away, storing food. The Grasshopper asks the Ant why it is working so hard when everything is so easy, foods plentiful, and states that the Ant should be enjoying the sunshine. The Ant replies that he is planning for the winter, by continuing to work when everything was going well. Of course, winter comes and the Ant is well prepared while the Grasshopper is out in the cold, starving. The moral of the story is:
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Profit Engineering for Small Businesses

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 12, 2015
Now that many businesses have ended their calendar year and are preparing for tax reporting, it is an excellent time to evaluate last year’s performance and define areas needing improvement. As the economy tends to drift along at a sluggish pace, most businesses need to sharpen planning skills and develop a strategy that will deliver […]
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Cash Flow Is the Lifeblood of Your Company

  • Posted by Clare Ursillo
  • On June 16, 2011
Understanding the concept of cash flow and how to manage it is essential in today’s business environment. Many small businesses fail because of inadequate working capital and poor cash flow management. The owner often confuses the terms “profit” and “cash flow.” Profit is not the same as cash flow even though there is a relationship […]
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