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Are Bad Habits Leaving You Stuck in a Rut?

One of my employees was telling me about reading to their kids the book “The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit”. Mama Bear’s advice to Sister Bear as they walked down the old garden path struck me. Habits, while they may not be intentional, can have negative consequences. Mama Bear was so accustomed to pushing… Read more »

Do yourself a favor…

I created the eWorkbook, “Smooth Business Sailing: 12 Tips to Sustain Your Cash Flow,”  to help you take a strategic look at how your business is doing so you can determine the changes you need to make. You have to right the ship before you can sail. The best business owners with the most successful… Read more »

It’s time to work ON your business

The word “budget” sends many business owners into near panic because they’re too busy to stay connected to the week-to-week or even month-to-month numbers. They simply don’t know where they stand in their performance to plan. Sound familiar? Well, Tip #11  in the Smooth Business Sailing book  is for you, check it out. It is the… Read more »

The greatest expense/time saver is…

Are you keeping an eye on the condition of your equipment, computers, or systems? Once something new is in place, it’s easy to overlook it because it’s running great when it’s new. Tip #9 in the “Smooth Business Sailing”  asks you some questions about your equipment, so you can assess how to handle it. Tip #10 is one… Read more »

The Importance of Being Earnest about Bookkeeping

As a small-business owner, you may think it is important to be customer focused.  However, it is just as critical to be finance focused. Small-business owners need to pay attention to bookkeeping and internal, day-to-day accounting functions such as recording expenses, invoicing and deposits. Bookkeeping is vital to properly managing business resources as well as… Read more »

Think out of the box

You remember the last time you decided to trade your products or services with another business owner?  How did that turn out? Tip #7 in the  “Smooth Business Sailing book “ gives you a few ideas on how you can ensure it goes smoothly for you. Refinancing fixed debts isn’t something that is top of mind… Read more »

Get Real with Your Real Estate Business by Hiring a Virtual CFO

Real estate investment and management companies face a myriad of issues unique to the industry. Real estate investors and property owners need to have an understanding of where to place their financing, how to maximize the value of properties in their portfolio, and what to do with legacy assets that they may have “inherited.” A… Read more »

Your payment practices

Let’s  look at your payment practices. Your payment practices have a direct effect on your cash flow, and it’s important to make them work harder for you! In my book, “Smooth Business Sailing: 12 Tips to Sustain Your Cash Flow,” Tips #5 and #6 give you tables to plot your credit card, loan, and other payments… Read more »

Is Your Business Leaving You Puzzled?

Have you ever challenged yourself to complete a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle? If you have, you can relate to opening the box for the first time and taking in the jumbled mess of puzzle pieces. Pieces are upside down, right side up – intermingled in one heap of confusion. Where do you even begin? Spurred on… Read more »