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The New Small-Business Ecosystem

It is good news… and bad news:  the economic environment for small business is changing. Money will be easier to access, and many more technology resources will be available to help you connect with and support customers. But at the same time there will be more competition and it will be harder to make a profit than it was in the past. This all means more opportunity but with less room for error. We need to be smarter and more aware of how we are using our resources. We need to be more agile and make decisions with greater precision.

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Conflict that Pays: Goals Versus Budgets

Most small businesses owners and managers think goals and budgets are the same thing. Most executives in large high-growth enterprises will tell you these are not the same and should not be confused. So let’s take a closer look.

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Message from Seahawks to Businesses

When you listen to Coach Carroll or any of the Seahawks in an interview, you hear amazing and consistent messages about building a successful team. Here are some of their secrets to success. 

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Is Your Business “Healthy”? Three Tests

Some aspects of health are obvious and can be easily observed. But the most important indicators of health are not visible without investigation. 

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Cash Flow - the Bigger Picture

If you have cash left after all the bills are paid at the end of the month, everything is fine – right? Not really. There could be a tsunami brewing that could wipe out your cash and you might not seeing it coming if you are only looking at the cash register.

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Directions in Accounting... (Notes from Doug Sleeter for Advisors)

Doug Sleeter recently spoke to a room full of accountants looking to advance their business.  Both Doug Sleeter and Edi Osborne often echo the same themes in their presentations as Corelytics does and this year's conference was no different.  So it's worth repeating. 

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20 Common (and Avoidable) Mistakes Business Leaders Make

Building a successful business isn't an easy task, especially in today's competitive environment. Business leaders have to be persistent and have a clear focus on where their company is headed. They have to recognize problems early because some problems can’t be fixed after they go too far.

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COGS Payroll – Secret Sauce

If you really want to understand how your business is working, you need to understand gross margin. And if you want to have a meaningful and correct gross margin, you need to separate direct (COGS) and indirect (overhead) expenses. And the toughest and most crucial COGS (cost of goods sold) item is payroll.

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Think Virtual – Think Field Nation

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Field Nation! Field Nation is the leading online work platform for connecting businesses and workers. Global enterprises to small local companies use Field Nation’s self-service web portal to find, manage and pay workers for any specific job on demand — whether that be 1099 independent contractors or W2 employees. The platform gives workers the opportunity to promote their credentials and work history and find work. Field Nation currently has over 40,000 service providers in its network and serves businesses globally.

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Prepare for 2014: Things Will Not Be the Same

Have you started planning for 2014? Have you defined your business goals? Does your team know what you want to accomplish? Does your planning line up with changes that are happening in your industry and in the general economy?

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