Crowdfunding for Startups: 7 Kickstarter Alternatives
Crowdfunding for Startups: 7 Kickstarter Alternatives
Despite being one of the most well-known platforms for crowdsourcing, Kickstarter isn’t necessarily guaranteed: There are dozens of projects that simply didn’t get enough traction to receive funding. So, what other options are there? Here are 7 websites that can help you find the funding you require, whether you’re seeking for a little investment to kick-start your...
Steps to Eliminate Workplace Stress
Steps to Eliminate Workplace Stress
Workplace stress can have a physical and psychological impact on your employees. Learn how to identify stress and then eliminate it. According to 2021 research by the American Psychological Association (APA), 66% of workers consider their jobs to be very important or fairly significant stressors, which is an increase of 2% over the previous year....
10 Financial Tools Your Small Business Can’t Live Without
10 Financial Tools Your Small Business Can’t Live Without
Owning a small business and managing the finances can seem like an endless task. From invoices to expenses to day-to-day accounting and dealing with the IRS, it’s a wonder that entrepreneurs ever find the time to deal with actually producing goods or providing services. Fortunately, technology has created a wide range of solutions that can...
5 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Prepare For
5 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Prepare For
For the 2023 tax season, there are numerous new and pending changes to tax regulations and deductions that are crucial for small businesses. For instance, in recent years, there have been pandemic-related business assistance programs, the most of which are now coming to an end. High inflation has also occurred, which has necessitated changes for...
Social Media Marketing Benefits
Social Media Marketing Benefits
Social media is one of the most powerful marketing platforms, which is no secret. However, have you ever considered what it might mean for your company? The main social media marketing advantages for 2023 are broken down in this report, from better brand recognition to improved conversion rates. So without further ado, let’s dive in!...
Deal or No Deal: Are Coupons Good for Business?
Deal or No Deal: Are Coupons Good for Business?
Everyone enjoys finding ways to save money, and using coupons is one such strategy. Online coupon aggregators have emerged as a result of the couponing boom, and some people have turned traditional coupon clipping into a hobby to increase their savings. Even celebrities and coupon influencers post advice on social media. But do the small...
What is Workforce Optimization? Ultimate Guide
What is Workforce Optimization? Ultimate Guide
Have you ever wished there was a way to guarantee that the personnel you employ operate as effectively and efficiently as possible? The solution is to optimize the workforce. With the correct equipment, you can improve productivity, employee morale, and the working environment. We will go through the fundamentals of workforce optimization and offer useful...
HR and Marketing: Bringing Both Together for Better Business
HR and Marketing: Bringing Both Together for Better Business
Typically, when we think about human resources and marketing, we picture two distinct departments within a business, one concentrating on external factors and the other on internal factors. But the collaboration between these two departments is growing. Consumerization of HR Many refer to it as the consumerization of HR. Employee recruitment, engagement, and development are...
How Does Outsourced Accounting Work?
How Does Outsourced Accounting Work?
Any business trying to meet the financial needs of their organization can benefit from outsourced accounting firms. These services can cater to the particular demands of your company and range from straightforward bookkeeping to fully fractionalized CFOs. This article explains the operation of outsourced accounting services and how they can help your company. Your business...
QuickBooks Tips for Beginners

QuickBooks is a complete accounting software suite used by countless business owners on a daily basis. It has a very simple user interface, excellent security, and more than enough accounting features for different types of small businesses. QuickBooks also has a good price point making it a popular choice in the business world. The Best...

The Four Day Work Week Bill & What It Means

There has been so much chatter lately about the bill that congress is trying to pass for a four-day work week. Now, you may be thinking “Oh, that’s great!”, not necessarily for a lot of people. It’s a very fine line of who’s all for it and who’s all against it.    It’s probably now...

8 Ways to Set & Maintain Healthy Work Boundaries

Establishing boundaries early on will help you navigate your workplace, avoid toxic environments, and create a clear path that will enable you to achieve your best work without being exploited or burned out.   Does your work email get checked outside of working hours, for example? If a problem arises, are you available on Slack 24/7?...

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Many of us can remember the days of posting a job in the newspaper. While hiring methods have certainly evolved since the digital revolution, the ability to reach a wider audience has led to even more competition. This being said, every business at some point will need to invest in their job advertisements.  As we...

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Clearly, there is a lot of attention on the growing gig economy as workers continue to create their ideal arrangements and businesses benefit by embracing the future of work.  While we have explored and outlined the direct benefits to hiring a virtual assistant, the whole process of finding the right one for you can be...

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Remember how we said that effective cybersecurity measures are imperative to the long-term survival of your business? Yes, we meant it. Yesterday, we talked about the increasing business concerns surrounding cybersecurity due to the ongoing events in Russia and Ukraine as well the overall importance of cybersecurity. (If you haven’t seen it, check it out...

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#BreaktheBias. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day (IWS), March 8, universally encourages everyone to help call out gender bias, discrimination and harmful stereotyping in the ongoing mission and battle for women’s equality.  Keep reading to see how different companies are doing their part in fighting for change… Shattering Gender Stereotypes The Fawcett Society...

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There is a lot of bad financial information out there- to put it lightly. What’s even worse is that while this information comes from a variety of sources, your broke cousin for one – it also comes from people who claim to be “professionals” in the “financial field”.  Trusting your financial operations to someone that...

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Because paying taxes is an important responsibility for any business, it’s critical that you understand when your taxes are due.  Yesterday, we took a look at the important tax/ payroll deadlines in March, and if you haven’t checked it out, we highly suggest you do so here: Important Tax Deadlines for Business Owners March 2022. ...

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Being self-employed has many advantages, everyone else sees that you get to set your own hours, be your own boss, and price your own products/services. But what may seem like the “ideal” and “perfect” situation to others are actually their own disadvantages. The responsibilities hidden between the lines of these so-called “perks” are enough to...

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‘Self-employed individuals are business owners, but not all business owners are self-employed.’ “Huh?” So, you own a business; while this may technically mean that you are self-employed, the IRS has rules to sort out and classify those who are self-employed and those who are not.  So, what are the types of self-employments? Before we take...

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Ignorance is bliss… Until it runs you into the ground. Chances are, whether you are a business owner, founder, entrepreneur, CEO, etc. (or just a human being for that matter) you prefer to spend your time on the more “fun” side of things.  We all do. However, this is no excuse to have anything less...

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Free money  Support your small business  No strings attached What’s the catch? We work with small business owners on the daily, and while some are completely unaware these financial offers exist, others choose to disregard them completely – for no other reason other than it’s time-consuming. Ultimately, it’s not so much a catch, but rather...

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We hear this question on a regular basis; “Which is better, Netsuite or Quickbooks?” You may be hoping to see a straightforward answer, but the truth is that this question is riddled with complexities, therefore it’s important to first understand how these systems differ.   In any critical decision-making process, you:  Identify your needs and wants...

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Tell us if this doesn’t feel familiar…. Frequently, it feels as though everyone in their field of profession is berating you for doing something the “wrong way”. The “wrong way” – according to them. You’re “wrong” because you don’t utilize a specific type of accounting software, you’re “wrong” because you do your own bookeeping, etc....

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Take a moment and briefly visualize that you are back in your last season of high school frantically preparing for college.  Where this ‘new’ and ‘exciting’ phase of your life curbs your enthusiasm and instead blinds you with its high price tag. As I recall back to this point of my life, I distinctly remember...

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As technology continues to evolve and become more and more accessible, it has become a vital element of business management. In fact, at least some type of accounting software can be found in organizations of various sizes.   However, as your business continues to grow, you may face a situation where your accounting software is no...