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As important as your small business is to your livelihood, it is key you are doing everything you can to help it. That said are there some things you could be doing more of or in fact for the first time to help your company out? By being pro-active and not reactive to a variety of needs, you can lessen the odds of going out of business. So, what steps might you need to take sooner than later for your small business health? How Are Finances Going? In looking at your small business health, how are finances going these days?…

Strategic planning requires that you prepare for any situation that your business may come across. So after covering legal, financial, and operational contingencies, you will have to think about your IT. IT is central to most business departments, activities, and processes, so it is essential to prepare for any eventuality. Here are some common IT issues you may come across and simple solutions you can use to counter them. 1. Integration Issues & Employee Frustration Your IT infrastructure will use various kinds of software. The foundation will start with the operating system (ex: Windows, Apple, or Linux) and expand to…

After months or maybe even years of contemplating the idea of starting your own business, you’ve decided to take a chance. Though you realize it can take time to be successful, you’re willing to take the journey. You’re so invested that you’ve begun researching, selecting a company name, and developing a solid business plan. However, if you haven’t considered your finances, there are a few things you need to do before taking that leap of faith.  Financial Management When starting a business, the idea is to generate income, which can help improve your finances. Be that as it may, much…

Nothing is more frustrating for homeowners who wish to build an extension on their property only to discover that their planning permission has been refused. There are many reasons why planning may not be granted and one of those is an appeal from one or more of your fellow residents. Dino Tomassetti has spent a career in this field and he knows only too well just how easy it is for a planning application to be rejected, and the frustration that this may cause. As much as we may be frustrated at our neighbors, there is often a good reason…

I was watching a fascinating webinar with the brilliant marketing guru Cash Myricks last week and he was discussing the current state of marketing and what digital marketing in particular holds for the future. This was something that I have been interested in all year and having watched the changing face of marketing it has been stunning to see how it has fluidly shifted in terms of the priority of ads and the message which is being sent out. You may not have recognized it but  digital marketing has changed drastically under these new conditions and here are just a…