There’s a Gig knocking at your door. Lyft, Uber, DoorDash, GrubHub, AirBnB…you name it. But the Gig Economy is so much more than these apps. Professionals with decades of experience are going the ‘freelance‘ route to earn money and independence. And they’re doing it with a lot of success. Check out these key statistics on… Continue reading The Gig Economy [Infographic]
Can your business become more profitable without venturing out of its comfort zone? Of course! However, adding new products or services may not be the best way for your business — or any company — to boost profits. Bottom-line potential may lie undiscovered in your existing operations. How can you find these “hidden” profits? Dig… Continue reading Could you unearth hidden profits in your company?
The decision to get into mergers and acquisitions may sound like a big business concept. But there are several advantages to conducting your own acquisition. The key to success is to have a plan and a way to measure the outcome of this exercise. If you do that, there’s a good chance you’ll quickly expand… Continue reading How to Acquire Another Company
The robots are not coming. They’re here. To stay. And they’re better at our jobs than we are. You’ve seen it happening for decades at automobile manufacturing plants. You’re seeing it today with Amazon. And each time you see this, you’re likely asking yourself, “Is my job, or my business, safe from being replaced by… Continue reading Will Robots Take My Job?
Monday morning. The alarm goes off. Time for work. As you’re stop-and-going your way through rush hour to work, it occurs to you, “I’m going to quit my job and start my own business!” Or maybe you have acquired some skills and knowledge and just know that you can do things better than the company… Continue reading Launching a Business
Bookkeeping is the foundation of your financial records. From that foundation, you’ll build your accounting strategies, taxes, business plans, budgets, and more. That is why bookkeeping is so important, and outsourcing your bookkeeping to a pro will greatly benefit your bottom line and your strategic growth. But, what does that all mean? Let’s start with… Continue reading Benefits of Outsourcing your Bookkeeping
Signs That Your Need a Tax Pro Usually, the biggest sign that it’s time to hire a tax pro is that sinking feeling in your gut. You know that you’re not on top of the tax codes. Maybe you’re not even sure when or what to file, or you’ve got that nagging feeling that you’re… Continue reading Small Business Tax Preparation: Work with a Tax Pro
What is this, Business 101 again? Yes, mention of a SWOT Analysis feels like you’re back in business school or working on your first business plan. I bet, though, that you also remember the SWOT Analysis as one of the fun parts of a business plan. It provides such a great, 10,000-foot perspective on the… Continue reading Your Key to Strategic Success: The SWOT Analysis
Maybe not 1099 reasons. But there are good reasons to go the independent contractor route versus hiring employees. Of course, there are also compelling reasons to go the other direction on that. There’s a lot to consider when you make this choice, so let’s dive in. Independent Contractors versus W2 Employees Before we get into… Continue reading 1099 Reasons to Hire Independent Contractors
Gone to launch! You’ve been thinking of leaving that job and starting your own business for a while now. Or maybe that decision was made for you. In either case, the idea of starting your own business is enticing, the good old American Dream! The question is, are you ready? What’s next? Let’s review that.… Continue reading I’m Hired! Going Entrepreneur