Can You Trust Online Reviews?

Jul 22, 2016

Whether you’re looking for a place to eat or a handyman to fix a faucet, the business has probably been picked apart by a citizen critic. That promise of honest, trustworthy opinions, democratized by the Web, is what lures millions of visitors to Yelp, as well as sites such as Amazon, Angie’s List and TripAdvisor. […]

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6 Ways to Prepare for an Economic Downturn

Jul 20, 2016

What your business can do in the good times to be ready for the bad There’s never a shortage of predictions about the economy, but one thing is known for sure: it goes in cycles. While the last recession may have hit small businesses, the next one needn’t—as long as a business owner plans ahead, […]

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How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

Jul 20, 2016

Putting a number on the value of the owner’s contribution How much are your services worth? The reality is, no amount of money can truly be commensurate with the amount of blood, sweat, and tears an owner puts into his or her business. But since money must and will be taken out of the business, […]

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Build Employee Loyalty with the Right Benefits

Jul 18, 2016

What workers value most in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond Your youngest employees bring energy, fresh perspectives, and digital savvy. Your seasoned employees bring stability, insight, and a wealth of experience. How do you keep them all happily in place? Benefits that speak to their different life stages are a big part of the […]

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A fresh look at cash flow

Jul 18, 2016

Experienced advisors share their tips. Cash flow—the movement of funds in and out of your business—is what keeps the engine of your company running. As an established business owner, you know that many factors—from unrealistic revenue forecasts to slow-paying clients—can affect cash flow. In fact, nearly one in three companies in a recent study cited […]

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