Category: Business Coach

Research proves digital marketing tools support small business growth

Digital Marketing Tools – A recent research study conducted by Deloitte revealed online digital tools like optimized websites, data analytics and online marketing do improve small business expansion and promote growth in ‘today’s economy’. The study identified lead generation, business growth and ultimately job creation were all ‘key ways’ small businesses were impacted by employing…

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QuickBooks Tip: Categorizing Personal Expenses

If you’re a small business owner, often times accounting or bookkeeping isn’t always your area of expertise. As such, tracking all the money coming in and out of the business can get tricky.  One common question is how do you categorize personal expenses in QuickBooks? Actually, you don’t. The business doesn’t have ‘personal expenses’. Creating…

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QuickBooks Basics (Free Business Workshop)

Is QuickBooks Working for YOU? Join this informal, round-table style small group discussion and bring your QuickBooks questions.  QuickBooks: The Basics will provide an overview of QuickBooks programs (I.e. QuickBooks Online, Premier, Pro, and Enterprise), the chart of accounts, popular reports and how business owners might best use its tools to benefit their own business….

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Family Business Consulting Services

Family Business / QuickBooks Consulting * Special Offer * $100 OFF First Family Meeting Are you a Family Operated Business? Then this Special Offer is for YOU! (Expires: 6/30/17) Veteran business coach, Chris McGee has over 25 years of proven experience with family business coaching. He teaches family members how to understand business reports and how…

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“Wham!”- Made a sale! What comes next?

Wooo Hooo!  Made the sale, sent the invoice and feeling good!  Right?  Well kind of … Remember an ‘invoice isn’t cash’ so don’t overlook the ‘getting paid’ portion of the sales agreement (Refer to tips below). While it may seem obvious, many business owners become so consumed with making the sale that they fall short…

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Get Paid Sooner

It’s simple, manners matter. In a recent study done by FreshBooks, they scientifically proved when people were polite on their invoices, they were getting paid 5% faster!  ‘Pleases’ & ‘Thank-You’ are all it takes.  For example, please pay within 30 days or Thank you for your business. To customize your invoices to include friendly payment…

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How does your business measure up?

“Financial ratios are often used to compare a company against an industry average or other companies in order to benchmark or measure a company’s performance. Industry ratios are often useful when creating the financial components of a business plan. ” Yahoo Industry Research Center (https://biz.yahoo.com/ic/index.html ) is a free online tool that provides industry specific information that…

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Avoid Running Out Of Cash

It’s a common struggle for small business owners to keep enough cash in their coffers throughout the year to cover payroll and replenish inventory, particularly if their inflow and outflow of cash is affected by seasonal sales/expenses.  To keep from ‘running out of cash’, here’s a list of 5 recommendations to consider: Track when money comes…

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