Growing Your Business – Checklist

Growing your business – checklist Once your business is up and running, it’s important not to rest on your laurels. Successful business owners are always looking at ways they can grow their business and maximize their profits. We’ve put together a guide and checklist that can help you identify ways to get the most out of your business. 1. Grow your sales Contact your best customers to buy more One…  Read more

9 Steps to Successfully Sell Your Business

Nine steps to Successfully Sell Your Business Successfully exiting a business is a dream for many owners. Follow these ten steps and you’ll be in great shape to make your dream become a reality. Many entrepreneurs desire to build and sell a thriving business. A financially successful exit is certainly achievable, but it requires several years of hard work and planning. Many business owners fail to think about how they’ll…  Read more

The Importance of Business Planning

When you are setting out and everything is moving so quickly, it’s easy to deviate from where you intend to be. If you don’t have a business plan, you might compromise growth or miss out on opportunities by sweating the small stuff and not focusing on what matters most. Having a clear business plan from day one keeps you focused on the goals that are crucial for success and provides…  Read more

Dealing With Cash Flow Problems

Below are some suggestions for unlocking funds without affecting your operational capacity. Keep in mind that you should always seek professional guidance before making changes to your business if you are unsure of the repercussions or potential issues. Hidden sources of finance Most business owners immediately think of the bank or loans when they’re short of money. But there are many more resources you can tap before you ask for…  Read more

Tips to Keep Your Business Finances in Order

If you’re like most small business owners, you spend the majority of your time managing daily operations, keeping customers happy, and looking for new ways to grow. Spreadsheets, cash flow analysis, and financial projections are probably not your first passion. However, measuring profitability, creating realistic budgets, and planning ahead for the future are crucial to your professional success. Follow these four tips to get a handle on the numbers, and…  Read more

Collaboration: 5 Reasons It’s Essential to a Growing Company

Many elements are vital to a growing company’s success. A financially-astute leader is one. A confident and motivated sales team well-versed in a company’s product and service line is another. But starting and growing a business requires more than employees with extensive functional skills and appropriate personal characteristics. Growing a business requires collaboration – namely, the deployment of employees in a way that allows them to work together to problem-solve and act…  Read more

Five Undesirable Customer Types

  Every businessperson knows that not all customers are created equal. Some customers are loyal, while others will stray if they’re offered a slightly lower price elsewhere. Some clients are demanding, while others only call when they wish to place an order. Every business must deal with a variety of customers. But there are certain types of customers who do more harm than good to your business – they drain…  Read more

Using KPIs to Monitor and Improve Business Performance

The key performance indicators (KPIs) for one company will invariably be different from the KPIs of another firm.  What both hypothetical companies share however, is the challenge of selecting which KPIs are best suited for measuring the goals and progress of their particular business model. Indeed, entrepreneurs have a vast array of reports and data sets from which to choose and select from, but that data needs to target those…  Read more

Grow Your Business by Raising Your Cash Potential

Growth has its risks but a well-designed strategy can deliver stability, security and long-term profits. When it comes to expansion, it’s not always necessary to borrow money. You’d be surprised how your own internal resources can be maximized to provide at least some of the cash you’ll need. An important step is assessing the current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to your business and how well it’s equipped to handle…  Read more

How to Avoid 3 Common Profit Mistakes

What exactly is profit in a business? This article shows you how to avoid three common profit mistakes that can seriously affect the success of your business. 1. Sales are NOT profit The biggest mistake is assuming that sales are profit. People new to business can easily confuse sales with profit, but there is a very clear distinction between them. As the saying goes, ‘sales are vanity, profit is sanity’.…  Read more

3 Mistakes That Strangle Growing Businesses

Businesses want to grow and help a larger audience, but too many make mistakes that cripple their growth. Even worse, they keep repeating them! Don’t do the same; avoid the blunders outlined below. Hiring Toxic Personalities Businesses hire more staff as they grow. But if they expand too quickly, they will feel pressure to fill positions on their team, even if the job candidates have a few personality flaws. While…  Read more

How Accounting Software Can Increase Profits

Most small business owners who use accounting software quickly master the basics. They automate processes like invoicing and payroll, track expenses and view real time financial reports to manage cash flow and make better business decisions. But what many business owners don’t take advantage of are key insights that can improve customer care and increase sales. Here are some smart ways you can use your accounting software to help boost…  Read more

What to Look For In A Payment Management System

Quick and efficient payment options benefit both small business owners and their customers. Consumers are used to flexibility – cash, check or charge? – when buying from large retailers. If you’re a cash-or-check only operation, consider how many sales you may be losing – and how your business would grow if your customers could pay with debit or credit cards. If one of your goals is to start selling online,…  Read more

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