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A great way to impress new customers (and keep your business covered).

A good way to make a great first impression is the new customer packet. This should be printed on business grade paper (not copied-go visit you local quick printer-and get at least 3 quotes), and sent in a good looking envelope. What should be in your new customer packet? Here are some ideas. 1) A […]

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Sales Tax exemption certificates: Yes, you must keep track of it!

Sales Tax exemption certificates: Yes, you must keep track of it! In my business career I have seen this happen three times: Once I was a credit manger, once as a major account sales rep, and once as a financial consultant, companies that sold products out of state and did not keep exacting records of […]

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How to get paid for the products you sell

Many business owners bemoan the situation that they have made many sales but have little money to show for them. They then continue that it takes forever to be paid for their product. When this happens, it is good to question “are my invoices going out correctly, and do they match what is on the […]

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Is your business behind the money curve?

Does your business have a nice sized A/R but little money to show for it? Is your company accounting manager always ducking collection calls? You may be behind the money curve. Here’s how it happens: You may have a few large customers that name their own credit terms or just pay slow. The key ratio […]

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Why you should treat “the Temp” well or the $14, 465.63 postage stamp

To borrow from an old TV show, the story you are about to read is true; the names were changed to protect the innocent (and guilty). As you hire people as your business progresses from small to medium, some times you make hiring mistakes. One of these can be the person who brings all their […]

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Mint Money Management on the Move

I hesitated writing a review about Mint.com because when it comes to money in times like these you simply cannot afford to fall prey to another internet fly by night; but after researching my little review, I have discovered that Mint.com is a quiet and steady freight train that could completely evolve the way we […]

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