Aimee Milner

Three Ways to Use Payment Plans to Get Paid Faster

payment planIt’s a few days before payroll is due, and you have three outstanding invoices over a week late.  One customer has promised that their check is in the mail, another customer asked to postpone their payment a week until their paycheck clears their account, and the third customer hasn't returned a phone call or email in two weeks.  These scenarios are common for a small business owner, but the good...

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Kristin Piccirillo

Gain Awareness Through Cash Flow Forecasting

small-biz-financial-ebookWhether your business is just starting out, going through some changes, or has been around for many years, having a good understanding of your financial position (especially your cash flow) can make a huge difference in your daily management and how you approach the future of your business. Starting to fill out a blank spreadsheet with projections may seem intimidating, but it has less to do with pure math, and more to do with...

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Lisa Hephner

A Simple Little PDF Tool

PDF pagesIt seems like a simple thing, but it is surprising how many times people leave page numbers off long documents. This is particularly common in large PDF files that have been created by merging multiple documents from different sources. If you have ever been frustrated by one of these monster PDFs, especially after printing it and trying to keep the pages in the correct order, then you’ll love...

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Lisa Hephner

New Google AdWords Tools for Small Businesses

google_tipsWhether your small business operates completely online, as a bricks-and-mortar storefront, or some combination of the two, there is no denying the importance of using search engine advertising to both attract new customers and to keep your business top-of-mind with existing customers. And while there are many outlets for search-related advertising, Google is a big player you simply can’t ignore. The core of Google search advertising is their

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Caleb Alcorn

5 Metrics To Track for your Business

2965137520_246a72592b_z (1) As a business owner you’re always doing something and need to make the most of your available time. Between managing personnel, crafting a new marketing plan, or reviewing last quarter’s sales, your time is a hot commodity. But if you had the correct metrics at your fingertips you could make the most informed decisions, to be as efficient as possible. Metrics should guide every decision you make...

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Kristin Piccirillo

Get Your Business Organized, Spring Cleaning Style!

messy desk This past weekend, I did two of my favorite things… bike in the sunshine, and clean my house for springtime. When you take the time to organize the piles and attack the dust bunnies, you can revitalize your daily routine and become more productive in the future. In the same respect, spring is a great time to look at your business processes to de-clutter, dust off, and get everything in order...

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