Contractor or Employee?

Posted on 26. Sep, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, CEO Tips, Small Business Tips

Knowing the difference is important Is a worker an independent contractor or an employee? This seemingly simple question is often the contentious subject of IRS audits. As an employer, getting this wrong could cost you plenty in the way of Social Security, Medicare, and other employment-related taxes. Here is what you need to know. The […]

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What the New Business Needs to Know

Posted on 04. Apr, 2016 by in CEO Tips, Small Business Tips

Starting a new business is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time! When you are a business owner, there are many hats to be worn and you’re the one wearing most, if not all of them! Some of these hats are in alignment with your skills and unique talents and others, like setting up […]

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Do You Have a Revenue Plan for 2016?

Posted on 08. Dec, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, CEO Tips, Marketing Tips, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

A great way to start the New Year is to get clear on exactly how you can make your revenue goal number.  A revenue plan is the perfect tool.  You’ll need to be proficient in Excel, and if not, you can work with your accountant on this very important and enlightening spreadsheet. Start by listing […]

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What to Do About Spam

Posted on 14. Aug, 2015 by in CEO Tips, MAC Tip, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Unfortunately, spam is an inevitable part of today’s digital world. The bad news is if you have your spam settings set too tightly, you will lose good emails. If you receive new prospects via email, you may miss out on good clients and revenue. If you have your settings too loose, you have to take […]

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Cool Tech Tools: When There’s No Internet, Use Your Personal Hotspot

Posted on 12. Aug, 2015 by in CEO Tips, MAC Tip, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Have you ever been in a situation where there’s no internet and you needed it? Or perhaps you’re at a hotel and don’t want to pay the extra $15 per day for wireless internet. If so, you’re not alone, and luckily, there’s a gadget for just about everything. This time, it’s a gadget you probably […]

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Mid-Year Milestones

Posted on 11. Aug, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, CEO Tips, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Wow, can you believe that it is already mid-August? Now that we’ve beyond the halfway mark, it’s time to see if we’re on track for our 2015 goals. To do that, we need to see if we’ve met our mid-year milestones. Managing By Milestones A milestone, in project management terms, is simply a point along […]

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Influencing Your Word-Of-Mouth Results

Posted on 17. Jun, 2015 by in CEO Tips, Marketing Tips, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips

Just about every business relies on “word-of-mouth” marketing to get the vast majority of its clients. If this is true for your business, then it just makes sense to figure out how to boost your referrals from all sources. Referrals are almost always easier to sell and they keep your marketing costs low. But how […]

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How Understanding Assets vs. Expenses Can Make You Rich

Posted on 09. Jun, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, CEO Tips, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips

Assets and expenses both have a “debit” balance on the financial statements, but that’s where their similarities end. Spending on one can make you rich and spending too much on the other can leave you broke. An expense is money you may need to spend, but after a year, there is nothing lasting to show […]

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Five Modern Marketing Methods You May Not Know About

Posted on 05. Jun, 2015 by in CEO Tips, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips

Older marketing methods like direct mail and cold calling just don’t work as effectively as they did a few decades ago. There are two reasons for that: The trust level between people has dropped more than 20 percentage points in the last few years; people are more skeptical and untrusting of each other than ever […]

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Understanding How Teams Grow

Posted on 02. Jun, 2015 by in CEO Tips, Misc. Articles

Do you have employees who need to work together as a team? Or perhaps you need to work as a team with your customers and vendors. When people of different backgrounds get together for a common goal, there are often four stages they go through before they become a true team or family. Four Stages […]

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