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The Simple, Often Forgotten Secret to A Profitable Business

Posted on 8 January, 2015 at 17:20 Comments comments (0)

Here is an interesting article by Dave Kerpen based on the idea of paying yourself FIRST from your business by setting profit targets.

Many entrepreneurs don't understand GAAP and author Mike Michalowicz makes the point that changing the formula to

Sales - Profit = Expenses encourages business owners to focus more effectively on their goal of making money and to eliminate

unnecessary expenses. What do you think?


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Infograhics - What Are They and How Can I Use One???

Posted on 13 March, 2014 at 13:50 Comments comments (0)

Infographics are a great way to present facts and figures in an easy to understand way. They can be used in a business plan or in making a presentation to a potential investor.

An infographic can make a set of figures in a spreadsheet easy to comprehend.

You could use an infograhic in a business meeting to show partners and/or employees your business goals and how clo...

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Measure Your Business Success

Posted on 10 March, 2014 at 10:00 Comments comments (0)

Starting a new business is exciting, exhausting, frustrating and fulfilling.

You have goals and plans.. but what you don’t have is historical information.

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Do I need to be worried about being audited? How do I get ready?

Posted on 26 February, 2014 at 11:50 Comments comments (0)

OK, OK, I won't make you wait a week for the answers to how to calmly survive an audit... :P

Do you need to be worried about being audited?

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Audit - a word that scares many business owners.

Posted on 24 February, 2014 at 16:55 Comments comments (0)

I have a small business, will I get audited sometime? What triggers an audit?? :mad:

These are questions that can keep many business owners tossing and turning at night. But an audit doesn't have to be scary.

So let's explore the answers to these questions :

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How to Keep All Your Accounts Receivable Current.

Posted on 17 February, 2014 at 11:10 Comments comments (0)

I heard about Powtunes at the Fraser Valley Business Network lunch a couple of weeks ago and I had such fun making a little video with some simple but effective tips for keeping ALL your accounts receivable current.

Click the link below for 1 1/2 minutes of fun!


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The Joy of Missing Out

Posted on 10 February, 2014 at 9:10 Comments comments (0)

Small business owners are some of the busiest people and we often become overwhelmed with all the networking, maketing and information opportunities available to us.

I could easily fill my week with webinars, networking lunches and evening seminars and still worry that I mave have "missed out" on something great . :/

Greg McKeown, the author of "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" speaks to "the fear of missing out" (or FO...

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Just Get Started

Posted on 3 February, 2014 at 11:20 Comments comments (0)

Don't let over planning stop you from making your plans become reality.

This week, start that project you have been putting off.

I would love to hear about what you accomplish.

Happy New Year to the brave

Posted on 3 January, 2014 at 17:05 Comments comments (0)

Quote of the Day

Posted on 5 November, 2013 at 13:30 Comments comments (0)