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…

Practicing Gratitude

Practicing gratitude. Remember that phrase for a moment. Have you ever seen the movie Life Is Beautiful? It’s a story about a man and his… 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…

Drink In These Marketing Lessons From Pumpkin Spice Lattes

We’ve had two chilly mornings in the Carolinas so far this month. Two. Autumn doesn’t officially arrive until September 22nd.  But it’s here already, on… Read More…

5 Things Your Small Business Can Do Now To Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has paralyzed southeast Texas. The images are staggering, and estimates place the total cost of property damage and lost revenue in the billions…. Read More…

Out of the Shadows: How small businesses find opportunity in the wake of big retail closings.

America stands to lose 147 million square feet of retail space this year. That’s according to Wall Street brokerage firm Credit Suisse, which released a… Read More…

Motivating Work-From-Home Employees

Motivating work-from-home employees is a struggle for many business owners, but it’s an important topic to address. Ask any employee what they want most out… Read More…

Mergers and Acquisitions: Basics for Small Business.

Mergers and acquisitions. What does that mean to you? Do you picture big city investment bankers and corporate raiders, Fortune 500 companies, hostile negotiations, confusing… Read More…

Work Like You’re Going on Vacation

This first day of summer has me thinking a lot about vacation, and not just because I’m eager to get away for a few days…. Read More…

Little Perks, Big Impact

It’s National Leave the Office Early Day!  So go ahead and pack up your stuff.  Go home! No one can get mad! Kidding. If you… Read More…