Omaha! What businesses can learn from Peyton Manning

peyton small businessSomewhere on the east coast right now, Peyton Manning and the Broncos are planning for Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup against the Seahawks. Like any master of his craft, Manning knows that the clearest path to success is through diligent preparation. Business owners, while on a smaller stage, are no different. In order to keep up with the demands of running a business, you know that planning is a key component to victory.

Now imagine if Peyton Manning had pursued a different career path and was a business owner; an accountant, landscaper, childcare provider… How would he prepare? Would he be as successful? My assumption is yes, and here are some of the “keys to the game” that he’d use to establish his balanced approach.

Small Business Online Marketing Dos and Don’ts for 2014

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Tip of the Week | No Comments

dos-donts2Tips for what small businesses should and shouldn’t be doing as part of their 2014 mobile, social, SEO, and other online marketing campaigns.

WePay Shuts Down Invoices what’s a WePay alternative?

broken payment buttonThis morning, WePay announced to its customer base that across the coming year it would be effectively shutting down WePay tools, including invoices, buttons, donations, events, and stores so it could focus on growing its API integrations channel.

If you’re a WePay user affected by this change, don’t fret. WePay did provide a quick list of alternatives in its communication, but you might want to also use this as an opportunity (if you’re the glass-mostly-full type) to upgrade your payment solution and find a WePay alternative.

Getting Paid is Taking Longer, Businesses Report

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Business to Business, Cash Flow | No Comments

Getting Paid is Taking LongerA recent report released by Sageworks showed that, on average, private companies are waiting an average of four days longer to get paid than in previous years, a trend that has been growing since 2008. While firms across all industries in the service sector are being affected, accounting and consulting firms are seeing some of the biggest increases in their accounts receivable timelines.

When a Customer Won’t Pay: 4 Ways to Follow-up

late payer stressThere are occasions when despite your best effort, a customer payment is late or, worse yet, never arrives (even after repeated follow-ups). Here are four follow-ups to help remedy a missing payment and help prevent them in the future.

Small Business New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Tip of the Week | No Comments

Resolving to Write More - a Worthy ThoughtAs we begin 2014, making a list of New Year’s Resolutions for yourself personally, and for your small business, is a perfect way to get the year off to a good start. However, we all know that even the best laid plans have a tendency to be pushed aside and forgotten if we don’t have a concrete plan for accomplishing our goals. The following are resolutions that might be a good fit for your business, and associated resources that will put you on the right track for keeping them.

PaySimple 2013 Employee Honors

PaySimple 2013 Employee Honors

Earlier this month, the PaySimple team got together to toast another successful year for the company. It was a shindig full of food, fun, and a reflection on our product, team, and what we completed in 2013. One of the most fulfilling parts of the party is the announcement of the 2013 PaySimple PATHS Awards of […]

Small Business Tip of the Week: The Best of 2013

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Tip of the Week | No Comments

tip_bo2013Tis the season for year-end wrap-ups; and as today is the last day of the year, a best of list seems fitting. The following are ten of the most popular tip posts from 2013. If you missed them, or simply meant to check out the links but never had the time, here’s another chance to take a look.

How to Raise Your Prices (for Any Business)

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Finance | No Comments

Price-IncreaseDo you ever daydream about doubling your prices and seeing if you get more or less customers? Here’s how to intelligently increase your prices.