Products That Matter

It took me a good deal of time to choose the best products not just for my businesses, but also for my clients. Right now, I’m using the following products: QuickBooks: This is a great program for any small businesses – but it’s only a great program if it is properly set-up for the individual […]

If It Ain’t Broke…

I’m not great at cliches; my fourth grade English teacher beat out of me that cliches had any value in communication. Anyone who regularly speaks with me knows that when I try to use one, it make nearly no sense. I was trying to say “look what the cat dragged in” the other day, and […]

In the Era of Zoom

Video conferencing became a part of our lives out of necessity. Locked in our homes, it was the only way to effecitvely communicate with and encourage teams. Companies are finding video conferencing cost-effective and it seems as though it’s going to remain a fixture in the business setting. Consider some of these tips when engaging […]

Using Text Messages to Build Better Business

On the site smallbiztrends.com, a report claims that most Americans read 90% of their text messages within three minutes of receiving them. That’s a powerful statistic! It trumps all other forms of communication in this era. To effectively use it – meaning to avoid irritating your customers – offer it as an option to customers […]

Calculating the Real Cost of an Employee

How much does each employee cost your business? The answer to this question is definitely not as simple as calculating the number of proposed hours of work multiplied by the rate of pay. QuickBooks TSheets has a great calculator you can use before you make a salary/benefits offer to a potential hire and before you […]

2018 Business Trends from Forbes

A recent Forbes article highlighted seven trends that will affect business in 2018. The business world changes faster now than it ever has in the past, so paying attention to predicted trends helps businesses – especially small operations – stay competitive in the market. Traceability and Safety SoftwareBusinesses in the food industry pay increasingly more […]