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How a Year-End Financial Review Can Set You Up for Success

How a Year-End Financial Review Can Set You Up for Success 07/16/2019

Some say the best indication of where you're going is looking at where you've been. This is certainly true of a year-end financial review. While most entrepreneurs think about year-end in terms of taxes, this financial summary is invaluable for forecasting and planning. And as Ben Franklin said, "Failing to plan is planning to fail." Taking a look at where your company stands financially will be the guiding star for what your company can (and can't) do next.

Considering a Business Credit Line? 6 Things to Know

Considering a Business Credit Line? 6 Things to Know 07/15/2019

When you run a business, you never know when you'll have a financial emergency. A client could miss a payment or equipment could break down — or you could just have a slow month. With a business credit line, you have a backup source of money.

EPA 608: Changes You Need to Know

EPA 608: Changes You Need to Know 07/12/2019

On January 1, 2017, changes to section 608 of the Clean Air Act came into force. These changes aren't dramatic, but EPA 608 should help decrease greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 1.5 million cars per year. Here's what this regulation change means for your HVAC business.

Looking for a Business Insurance Quote? Ask These 6 Questions First

Looking for a Business Insurance Quote? Ask These 6 Questions First 07/11/2019

When you buy business insurance, it's a decision you can't afford to get wrong. You're depending on the insurer to protect you against problems that might otherwise lead to bankruptcy. When you get a business insurance quote, there are six questions you should always ask the agent to make sure you get the right protection.

How to Stay Compliant With Local Employment Laws

How to Stay Compliant With Local Employment Laws 07/10/2019

Since reviewing local employment mandates can be a time-consuming and complex task, you should focus on the following areas.

5 Traits of Inspiring Business Leaders

5 Traits of Inspiring Business Leaders 07/09/2019

Pew Research Center has identified the top traits of leaders, based on 1,835 respondents. The top traits were: honesty, intelligence, decisiveness, organization and compassion. But how are these traits played out in the workplace? What, specifically, do you need to do if you wish to be viewed as an inspirational leader?Here are 5 ways that you can become an inspirational leader for your staff

5 Time-Management Skills for Better Work–Life Balance

5 Time-Management Skills for Better Work–Life Balance 07/08/2019

Are you constantly racing against the clock? Is work–life balance something you can only dream about?A good work–life balance can reduce stress and help you feel fulfilled in all aspects of your life.Hone these five time-management skills for better balance.

Need an Office Manager? 3 Telltale Signs

Need an Office Manager? 3 Telltale Signs 07/05/2019

Time consumed by lower priority duties could be much better spent thinking about your business, rather than being trapped in your business day in, day out.Here are three signs the time has come to hire an office manager:

Leverage Home Improvement Market Trends by Focusing On These 4 Areas

Leverage Home Improvement Market Trends by Focusing On These 4 Areas 07/03/2019

Home improvement trends show a 60 percent increase in spending year-over-year, with millennials and baby boomers leading the way with an average of $5,000 spent on projects. Here are four ways you can tap into this lucrative market.

How a Market Development Team Can Make Cold Calling Work

How a Market Development Team Can Make Cold Calling Work 07/02/2019

For most business owners, finding and securing new clients is a main priority. Although cold calling might be considered an outdated outreach method, it is still effective for bringing in potential customers, and can be used to drive business growth.