How to Save Money to Start Your Dream Business

If you follow this blog, you know that I preach that you must start saving aggressively while you are planning to start a business. I am always thrilled to hear about ideas people have for a business, but the bottom-line is people who have savings/assets have options for starting a business. No savings = No […]

How to Save Time and Money In Your Small Business

Time is the most valuable thing you can give anyone especially for entrepreneurs.  Last week, I spoke with Sage CEO Stephen Kelly, about how to help entrepreneurs save time and money, because time is money in business, Right?  Here’s a link to our Youtube chat.  New research commissioned by Sage shows that entrepreneurs worldwide put […]

How to Write a Business Plan Part III

You have developed your business model and your marketing plan. Now, in Part III of my four-part series on how to write a business plan, it’s time to develop your operations plan, budget and sales projections. This is where you go from dreamer to business owner, folks! If your business is not designed to make money, […]

7 Ways to Manage Cash Flow

There are so many unique aspects to owning a business. While we can discuss all the ways in which you can gain and retain clients, it’s all for naught if you don’t know how to manage your cash flow in your small business.  It’s important to understand the systems you should have in place in […]

3 Signs Your Cash Flow is in Trouble

As a small business owner, you’ll hear a thousand times over that “cash flow is the lifeblood of your business.” Even if you’re sick of hearing it, it’s important for you recognize why the saying is so popular. Cash flow management will literally make or break your small business. According to Dun and Bradstreet, 90% of […]

5 Ways to Run Your Business on the Cheap

When you first start out in business every entrepreneur has two things: limited time and limited resources. So when you are bootstrapping your business, every dollar counts. We’re all looking for ways to cut costs and maximize results for our businesses without breaking our budgets. The key to saving money is being creative and disciplined. […]

Is Your Credit Card Processing System EMV Compliant?

You may not pay much attention to your merchant card services account in your small business, but here’s why you should immediately: On October 1, 2015, all businesses that accept credit cards must have systems that accept EMV chip credit cards. EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa, the three credit card companies that initially […]