As a business consultant, new business owners often ask me how to handle taxes. While my first response is to recommend hiring an accountant, there are a few things that business owners can and should do to prepare for tax time which you’ll need to do regardless if you’re filing through a CPA or doing

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Thanks to the internet, almost any business with an understanding of e-commerce can be a global business. If you want to make the most of the global potential of your small business, it is essential to prepare carefully and find the right tools to help you.   You will also need to hone and improve your

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I’m still an avid soccer player although I’m well past my prime. One difference that has become obvious to me over the years between those who make goals and those who never do is the willingness to take a shot. It’s the same difference between those who are wildly successful in life and those who

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Do you think you have what it takes to help others unravel the complexities of their own life or business? If you exude charisma, have expertise or natural talent in a particular field or management style, and have a strong desire to help others, then life coaching could be a great opportunity for you. Helping

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Congratulations, you have decided to open the next location for your business! Whether this is the second store or the latest addition to your chain, it is always exciting to expand your business. Here are some of the things you should think about when you want to open a new branch of your business. Nail

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As a web content writer, you have probably had to face the fact that a large part of your job consists of writing duplicate content. It is frustrating to have to write about a subject you are familiar with because you are under a tight schedule, and you have to meet the client’s deadlines. And

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I chuckled the other day as my wife Pamela said, “Can we shut down the ads until I get a few more people hired? We can’t keep up!!!” It seems counterintuitive to most new business owners, but sometimes, you need to slow down your business growth to set yourself up properly for long-term success. I

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Wondering how much cash you need to start a business? Former bank director and business consultant Don Smith discusses this issue. Keep reading for a business startup cost calculator and some relatively low-cost business ideas. What You Do Determines How Much Cash You Need to Start a Business When determining how much cash you’ll need,

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A few days ago, my wife hired another lady for her cleaning business which has been taking off with several new recurring clients signing up every week. The lady showed up six minutes late for her interview, and I cautioned her that it was a red flag. She liked her though, and even though a

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Is work-from-home your struggle story? Read the article below While Covid-19 celebrates more than one year of existence affecting harm to humans all across the globe, it has left a scar on people’s minds that might not wash away. One of the new normal techniques is ‘work from home’. One has to agree that most

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Business-to-business prospecting is a sales method designed to seek fresh potentials to convert into loyal customers and regular clients. The technique functions by involving agencies that trade with other businesses, for example, an enterprise that deals with raw materials trading to a manufacturing agency.  Several enterprises think that business-to-business prospecting is easy and doesn’t need

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It’s New Year’s Eve, and I’m a little bored, so I decided to write this article. I’ve answered a few emails and taken a few calls, but other than that, things have been relatively quiet on the business side. Meanwhile, I’m selling a steady stream of my workbooks. That’s a very hands-off thing; they click on

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When people start a business it’s often to create more freedom in their lives, and freedom is something that means different things to different people – for some it’s spending more time with their family. For others it’s simply the freedom of not having to answer to someone else, and for another it could be

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At the heart of every successful organisation is hardworking, loyal employees. Many business owners overlook the importance of each individual in their company, however. This attitude leads them to have a high staff turnover, which massively impacts the success of their business. But how does one prevent their employees from leaving and taking their talent

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PEO stands for ‘professional employer organization’ and is also known as a co-employer. PEOs perform a range of tasks including managing the payroll, benefits, and other HR duties for the employees of their clients. Generally, a PEO will have an employee base that possesses extensive experience in HR, tax, accounting, legal, and client services. Businesses

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People are becoming increasingly litigious in our society and so businesses need to ensure that they are suitably protected from whatever legal cases might come, such as false claims or accusations of substandard service. However, most entrepreneurs don’t really know where to begin when it comes to safeguarding themselves and their company. For this reason,

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