Landing the big contract you quoted can be a huge win for your small business. It can improve cash flow and boost your bottom line. And it’s not just about money – it’s about being in control of building the business of your dreams. But what if you don’t have the...

With June just around the corner, we’re almost at the mid-year point of 2014. Life moves fast and we’re all incredibly busy. It’s easy to lose sight of long-term objectives and ignore the important but not urgent tasks that need to get done to achieve the...

Getting customers to pay on time is one of the greatest challenges for businesses. Setting up a system that makes it easy to collect payments faster is one of the most important ways I help my customers improve accounts receivable so they can maintain positive cash...

One of the challenges I think many business owners can relate to is figuring out how to inspire your team to get things done. In his bestseller, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek says encouraging people to clarify what...

If you’re anything like me, January is a great time for reflecting on your dreams and planning what actions you need to take to move towards what’s most important right now. To help you get the most out of your time, I’m sharing a few links...

Here are the links to the top 10 posts of 2013 dedicated to helping you create your dream business: 1. 8 steps to writing better proposals and quotes to help you approach your next project with greater clarity and ease. 2. Budgeting: how to project & control your cash flow...

I believe most people go into business to do something you are good at, but why you do it may not feel obvious. Because while making money is vital, what inspires you to pull through the inevitable challenges you must solve to build your business –...

As demand increases, raising your prices and adapting your service offerings is a big part of building a sustainable business. But getting over the fear of losing customers if you raise your prices is often a big obstacle that holds many business owners and freelancers back. I...

How do you create the best conditions for controlling project costs? When it comes to controlling project costs, a lot of small business owners tell me they are most concerned about cost over-runs because of paper-thin margins followed closely by a shortage of skilled labor. For example, one of...

“How do I figure out what price to charge for my service packages?” As a student of value pricing, it’s a question I’ve been asked by bookkeepers a lot lately. Here's how to price your service packages for bookkeepers.  Where To Start Always start pricing your service packages from...

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