Go Beyond the Data to Get Great Customer Feedback

We live in a time of ‘big data’ and ‘analytics’ that gives us powerful insight into what our customers want. We know what people are… Read More…

5 Steps to Improve Internal Communication In Your Business

At first, it seems counterintuitive that people working in close proximity to one another can’t communicate well, but anyone who has worked in an office… Read More…

3 Small Business Accounting Tips for the Holidays

Small business accounting during the holidays takes some special preparation.   ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all around town, Every business was busy  Except… Read More…

What Baking Sugar Cookies Taught Me About Business

Confession: I love Christmas. No, let me rephrase that. I LOOOOOOVE Christmas…so much so, in fact, that I’m first in line for Black Friday deals… Read More…

HR Compliance Saves You Money

  Obvious admission: I’m a CPA. What in the world am I doing talking about HR compliance? It’s simple. When a small business owner violates… Read More…

Charlotte, NC a “Best” Place to Start a Small Business (but here’s where you should start one)

If you live in the Queen City and are looking to launch your own business, I have good news for you. Charlotte was just ranked as one… Read More…

Why You Need a Business Valuation (even if you don’t plan on selling soon)

A few weeks ago, the local county tax assessor sent appraisal staff through the neighborhood.  They poked around the back yard, took some measurements, and… Read More…

3 Steps for Setting and Achieving Your Business Goals

Smart business leaders understand that setting goals is a critical first step in growing their businesses in the right direction.  But what that direction is,… Read More…

Self-Improvement Benefits You and Your Business

September is Self-Improvement Month, a month focused on making changes, embracing a fresh outlook, and taking advantage of new opportunities.  We tend to think of… Read More…

Expanded Mentor-Protégé Program Presents New Opportunities For Business

Experts say it’s the best of both worlds: the combined resources, stability, and experience of large, established firms with the innovation, focus, and energy of small,… Read More…