Keys to Keeping Great Business Records

Your bookkeeping system is the financial heart and lifeblood of your business. When set up and operating properly, your books help you make smart decisions and seamlessly turn your financial data into useful information. Here are four key characteristics to building and maintaining a healthy bookkeeping system: Select the proper accounting method. There are two different…

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Tips to Get Your Finances in Tip-Top Shape

Here are some tips to get your finances in tip-top shape for 2023. Know your net worth. The first step to improving your finances in 2023 is to create a snapshot of your current financial situation. So note all your assets, then subtract all your liabilities (what you owe others) to calculate your net worth.…

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Shrink Your Tax Bill in 2023

    Here are several strategies to consider to shrink your tax bill in 2023. Consider life events. Consider whether any of the following key events may take place in 2023, as they may have potential tax implications: Purchasing or selling a home Refinancing or adding a new mortgage Getting married or divorced Incurring large medical…

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Tips to Keep Your Customers Coming Back

Happy, satisfied customers are essential to the health of every business. Increasing competition, online review opportunities, and unlimited access to information up the ante on the importance of quality customer service. Here are some tips to help your business thrive by meeting and exceeding your customers’ expectations: Understand your customers and their needs. As best you…

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6 Ways to Cut Your Everyday Expenses

Many people dream of making more money, but cutting expenses can have the same effect.  Identify unnecessary expenses with these six money-saving ideas and help free up some cash: Eliminate late fees. Most late fees are the result of being too busy, traveling or simply forgetting. Fortunately, late fees are almost entirely avoidable if you have…

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Customer Retention Metrics You Need to Know

  Your business’s ability to retain customers is one of the most important components to sustained growth and profitability. Here are the three retention metrics useful for every business owner. Retention rate. Most customer retention is measured over a set period of time, typically one year. To determine your rate, take a look at the number…

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Maximize Your College Financial Aid With These FAFSA Tips

  A brand new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) made its debut on October 1st, featuring 60% fewer questions and a host of other changes that aim to increase the likelihood that you can qualify for financial aid. As you prepare to complete this year’s application, here are some tips to maximize your…

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Tips to Protect Your Social Security Number

Very few things in life can create a higher degree of stress than having your Social Security number (SSN) stolen. This is because, unlike other forms of identification, your SSN is virtually permanent. Here are some things that you can do to minimize the risk of having your number fall into the hands of the…

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Handling Negative Online Reviews of Your Business

Here are some ideas on handling those pesky online business reviews. The best defense is a great offense. You don’t have to address negative reviews if you never have them in the first place. Proactively identify possible negative experiences and encourage customers to respond directly to you to resolve their issues. Know your dissatisfied reviewer. Before responding,…

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