Small Business Advice

Three Ways to Cut Expenses

December 31, 2014 Small Business Advice

I’m on a mission to cut expenses this year. Truth be told, I’ve been sloppy and have not paid attention to fees and charges in 2014 like I should have. I was racing around the country promoting Accounting for the Numberphobic; A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners. Now it’s time to save money. One of […]

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Shop Small All Year- Here’s Why

December 11, 2014 Small Business Advice

It was so much fun being on Doug Stephan’s Good Day Show last week talking about Small Business Saturday. The AMEX Open folks started this movement in 2010 to encourage shoppers to make their purchases with locally owned small businesses. According to Verizon Small Business, it matters for three reasons: The multiplier effect in your […]

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The American Small business Owner; Endangered Species

December 10, 2014 Small Business Advice

It’s amazing the stories one hears when having brunch with friends who own a small business. “We have to do business with seven city agencies to keep our doors open” one retail store owner laments. One agency wants the pipes behind dry wall, the other says the pipes have to be exposed. I get charged […]

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Small Business Top 10 Wishlist

December 8, 2014 Small Business Advice

Team DF has compiled this amazing top 10 small business wishlist. The costs are minimum, but the returns can be huge. Don’t just buy gifts this Christmas; make investments in people’s futures. All the books and resources below are designed to help small business owners thrive in any economic environment. Business Cards, $19.99+ These […]

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3 Tips To Say Thank You to Your Small Business Customers

December 6, 2014 Small Business Advice

Small Business Saturday might be over, but the shopping season has just begun. So what’s a great, low cost way to say “thank you” to your best customers? First, get the right perspective. Look at what’s important from the customer’s point of view. Second, record their birthdays, anniversaries or other life events they mark as […]

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6 Numbers that Drive the Success of Your Small Business

December 3, 2014 Small Business Advice

Gina Bianchini of Mightybell asked what specific measures do I look at regularly. Here’s what I said in answer to her question: Key measures that drive a small business are super helpful and not that complicated: Net Income Statement #1: Revenues- how they’re trending month to month; year to year #2: Gross Margin Percentage- Gross […]

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Save A Dollar; Make A Dollar

November 28, 2014 Cash Flow

Larry Janesky is my hero. I quote him in my new book, Accounting for the Numberphobic; A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners (AMACOM Books). He runs a $100 million dollar operation in Seymour Connecticut called Basement which he started with zero cash. This week he gives small business advice on the difference between revenues […]

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