Help for US Based Small Businesses: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

2 Trillion US Dollar Bailout Deal

Help for US Based Small Businesses: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

If you’re a small business owner in the US, the new 2 trillion dollar CARES Act passed by the United States Senate—and in line for face track by the House of Representatives—represents a very significant lifeline.  This bill includes $350 million earmarked for small businesses that are having trouble keeping expenses paid while the pandemic

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Systematize Your Business To protect your Health

Balancing a healthy diet

Systematize Your Business To protect your Health

There are challenging times ahead for small business owners related to personal and organizational health.  With the current global health crisis you are going to need to develop a few new systems to protect yourself, your family, your customers and your team. Besides the recommendations by Health and Government officials, there may be some other

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Track your Money or Risk Losing it

Giving away money in multiple channels

Track your Money or Risk Losing it

Gone are the days when you could get away with throwing everything in a shoebox and dropping it off to an accountant the night before your tax returns are due. To beat the odds of business failure you need to have fully up-to-date financial information.  This way, you can make important business decisions while there

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Compensating your employees

Cheque for $584.36

Compensating your employees

Compensation is a form of monetary value used to recruit and retain qualified employees. It can be an incentive to increase morale and is linked to job satisfaction.  Money used as a reward can encourage performance, although compensation does not always have to be cash for this to be true.   Paying well reduces turnover and

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What Product are you Selling?

Woman who has just opened her store

What Product are you Selling?

Have you ever met someone at a networking event and walked away not knowing what they sell? How about trying to get details out of a service provider about cost, timing and deliverables?   These are what I call ambiguous product offerings.  How clear are you in describing your product and connecting it to your prospective

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Getting out of Business Debt

Paying off Your Debt

Getting out of Business Debt

Ever wake up in the middle of the night worried about business debt? Having too much bad debt in a business is way too common and is “THE”  primary reason why a business fails. While it is rare for a small business owner to start and run a company without ever having to incur any

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Fixing the Leaks

Slow Leak Flat Tire

Fixing the Leaks

Occasionally a small leak happens in our lives; a tire that won’t seem to stay inflated, a pipe underneath your sink that won’t stop dripping, etc. If it goes ignored, the problem isn’t solved; leaks don’t solve themselves. The leaks are a slow drain on our resources, our time and our productivity. Taking a look

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