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Finding Your Ideal Clients

Can you name something everybody likes?  Vacations? Puppies? Cheesecake? Well, certainly some people like those things.  But for others, time away from the office makes… Read More…

Comp Time Instead of Overtime Pay a Possibility

We’re all pretty familiar with overtime law: If a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week (or more than eight hours in… Read More…

Referrals Are Your Best Sales Opportunities

Every day, your customers go looking for your service.  Every day, they face a barrage of loud advertisements and pushy salespeople.  Every day, they end… Read More…

4 Business Takeaways From My Trip to IKEA

We’ve been talking about getting a bookshelf for quite some time.  We have a pretty good collection of books and a spot in the living… Read More…

Cashing the Same Check Twice: The New Era of Check Fraud

Do you remember going to the bank as kid?  I do.  I remember walking into the bank with my parents (or, on an even better… Read More…

Avoid These Marketing Mishaps During Your Busy Season

As you know, we’re in our busiest season now.  We officially have one deadline under our belt (the March 15th partnership deadline), and now look… Read More…

3 Simple Ways To Make Your Website More Effective

There are, like, a billion websites on the world wide web today.  I’m not trying to be dramatic or cutesy in how I say that…. Read More…

Improve Your Business Writing in 6 Easy Steps

Even if you don’t maintain a blog or publish articles regularly in professional journals, you write more than you think you do.  Proposals to clients,… Read More…

Overcome a Bad Online Review in 3 Easy Steps

Each business is unique, but whether you’re a large multinational company or a Main Street storefront, one thing is certain: Bad reviews can cost you… Read More…

Your Biggest Cybersecurity Threat Comes From Within

Earlier this year we discussed the threat of a cybersecurity attack to your small business and several ways to protect it.  Among the suggestions was… Read More…