Grow Your Business With Efficient Systems

Many small businesses are so busy running the business and fending off daily emergencies that systems go completely ignored and chaos often prevails. Efficient Systems Create a Better Experience for Customers and You The business that leads in the race for customers is the business that has all its systems integrated and working smoothly together.…

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Recording Simple Expenses in QuickBooks Online

Tracking even the little expenses is important. How does most of the money you owe individuals and companies get disbursed? Do you print checks, or write them by hand? Use credit cards? Pay online through your bank’s website? Keeping track of your outgoing funds can be challenging, since there are so many ways to complete…

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How fresh eyes turned a business around

An optometry practice had been trading for over 20 years under a previous owner’s name as their business brand. The business offered a broad range of optometry services in line with most mainstream optometry practices. CHALLENGE The business did not stand out in the marketplace. With increased competition, the business was seeing sales decline and…

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Is your marketing plan as tired as your business brand?

There are many ways to market your business, and the key to maximizing your efforts and marketing spend is to inject variety in your marketing plan. The following are four tips on how you can diversify your marketing to increase market reach and impact. Revitalize Your Business Branding If your brand hasn’t had a makeover…

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Getting to Know QuickBooks Online Reports

They’re one of the rewards you get for your conscientious accounting work: reports. Are you using them to make better business decisions? What do you see when you log on to QuickBooks Online? Your most important business numbers represented by real-time charts. Profit and loss. Income and expenses. Sales. And all of your account balances.…

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“Hobby” Turns Into A Business

It’s an incredible thing when a little idea grows to something bigger than you could have imagined. Jack and Angela McGregor started their business as a “hobby”. Angela was a homemaker and it gave her a creative outlet. The intention was that the business would pay its way, and with luck, earn the family a…

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Strategic Planning

Give Your Business Direction

Strategic planning is important for your business because it provides a sense of direction and outlines measurable goals to keep you and your business on track. In order to make the most of strategic planning, your business should give careful thought to the goals it outlines and then back up these goals with realistic measures…

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Maximize Value Before Sale

Selling a business at the right price and terms often takes a year or more. Owners who desire to sell their businesses should begin to maximize the value of their business at least two and preferably three or four years prior to the sale.  Selling before you have to allows you to take a deliberate…

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The Next Chapter

After 40 years in the industry, May Edwards wanted to sell her small business and transition into retirement.  She was a widow with no family available to support her with this transition.  She had no clear plan and limited documentation to demonstrate the value of her business and its growth potential.   Problem Her problem…

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BUSINESS TRANSITION TO NEW OWNERS

“Stress Free or Stressful” Business Transition to New Owners – It’s a Choice

Blueberry Trailers was established by Jack Jones in 1970.  Since its humble beginnings as a husband-and-wife-based business, the company has grown to manage 30 team members across two factories and build approximately 50 custom trailers per year. That said, along the way it has had its struggles. In 2012, Jack suffered a non-fatal heart attack and…

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