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    [Ebook]: A Tax Director’s Top 7 Tax Strategies for Small Businesses in 2021

    [Ebook]: A Tax Director’s Top 7 Tax Strategies for Small Businesses in 2021

    [Ebook]: A Tax Director’s Top 7 Tax ...

    Six billion. That’s how many hours Americans spend each year collecting their financial information to file their ...

    5 New Ways to Increase Your Customer Retention Rate in 2021

    5 New Ways to Increase Your Customer Retention Rate in 2021

    5 New Ways to Increase Your Customer ...

    As businesses emerge from the uncertainties of 2020, their priorities — and spending — will shift toward improving ...

    When to Fire Someone: 7 Indicators It’s Time to Let Go

    When to Fire Someone: 7 Indicators It’s Time to Let Go

    When to Fire Someone: 7 Indicators It’s ...

    When someone on your team isn’t happy or performing to standards, you have two options: ignore the issue or get to the ...

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    5 New Ways to Increase Your Customer Retention Rate in 2021

    5 New Ways to Increase Your Customer Retention Rate in 2021

    5 New Ways to Increase Your Customer ...

    As businesses emerge from the uncertainties of 2020, their priorities — and spending — will shift toward improving ...

    When to Fire Someone: 7 Indicators It’s Time to Let Go

    When to Fire Someone: 7 Indicators It’s Time to Let Go

    When to Fire Someone: 7 Indicators It’s ...

    When someone on your team isn’t happy or performing to standards, you have two options: ignore the issue or get to the ...

    4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Know Before Becoming a Franchise Owner

    4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Know Before Becoming a Franchise Owner

    4 Things Entrepreneurs Should Know ...

    There's never been a hotter time to buy a franchise. Franchises have become steadily more profitable over the last ...

    Start a Business with Less than $1k: These 11 Entrepreneurship Success Stories Prove it Can Be Done

    Start a Business with Less than $1k: These 11 Entrepreneurship Success Stories Prove it Can Be Done

    Start a Business with Less than $1k: ...

    Most entrepreneurship success stories you read tell you how massive Fortune 500 list-makers got their start. But what ...

    Are You a Serial Entrepreneur or Just Distracted? (How to Build a Business that Lasts)

    Are You a Serial Entrepreneur or Just Distracted? (How to Build a Business that Lasts)

    Are You a Serial Entrepreneur or Just ...

    We recently heard a serial entrepreneur describe the many tantalizing business ideas in his mind. “I’m like a caged ...

    Pros and Cons of Starting a Business in 2021

    Pros and Cons of Starting a Business in 2021

    Pros and Cons of Starting a Business in ...

    In 2020, becoming a business owner was the last thing on people’s minds. Right? Wrong. Americans applied for over 1.5 ...

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    What Is A Virtual CFO And Does My Business Need One?

    What Is A Virtual CFO And Does My Business Need One?

    What Is A Virtual CFO And Does My ...

    Growing your company’s revenue is a beautiful thing. There’s no feeling quite like the one that comes with hitting a ...

    Protect Your Business from Unforeseen Expenses with Agile Finance

    Protect Your Business from Unforeseen Expenses with Agile Finance

    Protect Your Business from Unforeseen ...

    As businesses begin planning for next year, it’s wise to adopt an agile finance model. That way, leaders can handle ...

    10 Cash-Flow Problems That Cripple Your Business & How to Solve Them

    10 Cash-Flow Problems That Cripple Your Business & How to Solve Them

    10 Cash-Flow Problems That Cripple Your ...

    Congratulations. You’ve built a business and made it profitable. But profitability isn’t the finish line. Your next job ...

    How to Forecast Cash Flow for Your Business

    How to Forecast Cash Flow for Your Business

    How to Forecast Cash Flow for Your ...

    Your cash flow forecast is a foundational tool that allows you to look forward in your business instead of looking at ...

    What's the Difference Between a CFO vs Controller?

    What's the Difference Between a CFO vs Controller?

    What's the Difference Between a CFO vs ...

    While some of a Controller’s functions appear to be the same as a CFO, there is an important distinction. Generally, ...

    How to Make Excel Dashboards to Analyze Your Business

    How to Make Excel Dashboards to Analyze Your Business

    How to Make Excel Dashboards to Analyze ...

    Here are 5 essential KPI’s that every business owner should monitor using excel dashboards and financial reports.   

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    Phase Three Is Here: How to Reopen Your Business After Covid-19 Lockdown

    Phase Three Is Here: How to Reopen Your Business After Covid-19 Lockdown

    Phase Three Is Here: How to Reopen Your ...

    As state governments waffle between reopening in phase two, phase three, and even a few phases in between, businesses ...

    How to Find and Work with the Right Marketing Agency for Maximum ROI

    How to Find and Work with the Right Marketing Agency for Maximum ROI

    How to Find and Work with the Right ...

    Marketing impacts revenue. Research from experts at OutboundEngine shows that even a small increase in marketing spend ...

    [Quiz] Is Your Marketing  Remarkable? | Agency Scorecard

    [Quiz] Is Your Marketing  Remarkable? | Agency Scorecard

    [Quiz] Is Your Marketing  Remarkable? | ...

    Hiring a marketing agency is a great way to invest in your company's growth. After successfully onboarding your new ...

    PPP Second Draw FAQ’s

    PPP Second Draw FAQ’s

    PPP Second Draw FAQ’s

    The SBA reopened the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal for the first and second draw on January 11, 2021. Find ...

    The Future of Accounting Technology for Business Leaders

    The Future of Accounting Technology for Business Leaders

    The Future of Accounting Technology for ...

    Accounting automation doesn’t replace your accountant. It makes them better at giving you strategic advice. It’s one ...

    Why CEOs Must Mind Their Mindset (Plus, Ways to Improve Your Outlook Now)

    Why CEOs Must Mind Their Mindset (Plus, Ways to Improve Your Outlook Now)

    Why CEOs Must Mind Their Mindset (Plus, ...

    Half of CEOs report experiencing loneliness. I’ve worked with thousands of business leaders and believe that if CEOs ...