How Much Do You Know About Business Insurance?

Posted on 24. Feb, 2014 by in Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

by Tom Kantner, Signature Services Group  Whatever size business you run, insurance is not something to take lightly. Fires and thefts occur, people slip or get sick, or you may be sued by a disgruntled customer – even if you did nothing wrong.  Without proper coverage, your personal assets could be at risk and you [...]

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How to Avoid Seasonal Bumps in Your Cash Flow

Posted on 19. Feb, 2014 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter

Many businesses operate with seasonal peaks and valleys.  Retail stores just completed their busy holiday season.  Construction contractors are busy when the weather is good.   Accountants are very busy from January through April, but also experience a quarterly peak in July and October. Your business many have its own calendar of busy and slow times.  [...]

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Five Browser Productivity Tips

Posted on 12. Feb, 2014 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter

Most of us spend a lot of time browsing the Internet, and that means using browser software.  Google Chrome is the most popular browser with roughly 40 percent market share.  Internet Explorer follows with about a 30 percent share and Firefox is third with less than 20 percent. Since most people use Google Chrome, we’ll [...]

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Is Your Business Using the Right Accounting System?

Posted on 05. Feb, 2014 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter

Have you ever tried on a shirt or jeans and found they didn’t fit at all?  They looked great on the hangar, but that was the end of it.  Accounting systems come in all sizes, shapes, and colors just like clothing; and just like clothing, some accounting systems fit your business better than others.  It’s [...]

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Five Ways to Reconnect with Your Passion for Your Business

Posted on 29. Jan, 2014 by in Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

As business owners, we are a highly self-motivated bunch of people.  We love our businesses, we love helping our customers, and we work very hard at what we do.  Sometimes we work so hard, we get disconnected from our passion.  Occasionally, it’s a good idea to step out of the daily details of business and [...]

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Ten Actionable Ideas to Improve Your Financial Health

Posted on 22. Jan, 2014 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter

No-one likes to be blindsided by financial hardship. Listed here are ten actionable ideas to help ensure your financial health stays healthy. Your safety net. Plan to have a minimum savings balance to cover three months of expenses. Ideally this should be six to twelve months. If your reserves are light, start saving now. Even [...]

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Do You Know Your Small Business Vitals?

Posted on 15. Jan, 2014 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter

On a doctor’s visit, the first thing the nurse does is take your vitals:  your temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiration rate.  These basic measurements are the first place doctors look to see if something is wrong with our health. Knowing your vital signs, and especially when they are out of whack, is good [...]

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Avoid These Common Financial Mistakes

Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter

Throughout life there are many ways to achieve financial success. Some of that success can be achieved by avoiding these common financial mistakes. Under-insuring your property. Often policy owners hold an insurance policy for 10 years or more and never conduct a review to ensure their coverage is still adequate. This is made more complicated [...]

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Create a Theme for a Prosperous and Meaningful New Year

Posted on 01. Jan, 2014 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter

It’s the beginning of 2014, and at this time of year, it’s natural for us to pause and reflect on where we’ve been and where we want to go.  For business owners, it’s especially important to raise our minds above the daily fires for a moment, take in some fresh air, and elevate our perspective.  [...]

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Optimize Your Revenue Mix for More Profits in 2014

Posted on 24. Dec, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter

Many small business owners focus on generating more revenue every year, and that’s a great objective.  But not all revenue is created equally.  If you sell more than one product or service in your business, then you can benefit from looking at your revenue mix. Although it’s fun to watch our revenues grow, it’s the [...]

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