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Too big to fail.

As a reader, I have utilized Amazon as a primary source for books over the years.  But now that Amazon has decimated the publishing and retail market for books, the deals have dissipated. So I have had to start looking at other options, Walmart, Target, Barnes...

Insurance Review

When was the last time you reviewed any of your insurance policies?  That is except for the cost? When I was handling compliance and financial planning for a group of financial advisors I decided to learn from other people’s mistakes.  Have proper insurance...

Employee manual

Do you have any employees? Can I see you HR Manual? The first question is one that I often ask prospective clients.  The second question is asked if the answer to the first question was an affirmative. Then I am usually told that they do not have one in place. If they...

Governance Policy

One of the most important roles for a company’s Board of Directors is to set policy under which management takes action to manage the affairs of an organization. Yes, even for small start-up businesses. Corporate governance is the system of rules, practices and...

BOA/BOD

I am a believer in Boards. Whether they be a Board of Advisors or Directors.  Business owners, especially small business owners show not be making all of their own decisions.  They should be getting input for knowledgeable trusted advisors who have only their best...

Financial Dashboard

There has been much written about financial dashboards for several years, and when I discuss them with clients they nod their heads stating that QuickBooks has one all set-up for them. So why should they care? QuickBooks does not have a dashboard per se it has a...

Annual Goals

What are you annual or long term goals?  This is assuming that you have made them. Do you want to: Ramp up productivity in your business? Reduce ongoing business expenses?Hire your first employee?Create a new customer service process?Increase traffic on your...

Annual Reports

Annual reports, those are the annoying forms that you have to fill out by hand and send in to the IL Secretary of State with a check a month or so before your corporate anniversary.  Most people don’t give them much though and jot down either a copy of the prior...

Measurables

What are your businesses Key Performance Indicators (KPI)?  What do you use to measure your business? Financial KPI is a measurable value that indicates how well a company is doing regarding generating revenue and profits. Monitoring KPIs comparisons shows...

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