January 3, 2019
Overview of Small Business Leadership

An Overview of Small Business Leadership… Motivation & Inspiration

If you Google the word “leadership,” you’ll find definitions, quotes, inspirational stories, movies, books, devotions, planners, and the like. Leadership is a big deal, but I rarely find anything about leadership in a small business setting. Sure, I can read corporate success stories, mountaintop experiences, and tragic circumstances that raised up and inspired leaders. Yet, I rarely find anything written about small business leaders by small business leaders. Therefore, I want to give you an overview of small business leadership from a small business owner’s mindset. Through this new mini-series, I want to show you what effective leadership looks like in your company and how it can raise the value of your small business.
January 2, 2019
Tax Tip Tuesday Financial Blog Post

Tax Benefits By Using Qualified Opportunity Zones

A couple of weeks ago in my 18 Last Minute Tax Tips for 2018, I mentioned utilizing a new tactic called Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ). Investing in one of these zones is meant to help create jobs and spur economic development in distressed communities while providing a tax benefit to you. Making this investment may allow you to defer paying capital gains taxes if your investment meets certain criteria.
January 1, 2019
Must Have Apps for Small Business Owners

5 Must Have Apps for Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, I know how fast-paced life gets and how hard you work to keep track of everything necessary to keep your company running smoothly. The world we live in is ever-changing and since the inception of the smartphone and the app world, it is possible to stay even more connected to your business than ever before. And while there are many apps out there, I’m sharing my top apps for business to help you make this year one of your best and most efficient yet.
December 28, 2018

Tactics and Actions…How to Implement Your Strategic Plans

Of the 8 foundational components that drive up your business’s value, 6 are functioning divisions within your company. Here’s what I mean by that. Leaders make plans; leaders and planning aren’t business departments. You, as business owners, give plans to your sales, marketing, HR, operational, accounting, and legal departments to follow. Thus, the team members in those 6 departments implement your plans. Without action and implementation by those functioning divisions, plans cannot become realities. So once you’ve developed strategies to meet your business growth objectives, it’s time for your team members to help you come up with the short-term tactics and actions necessary to accomplish your long-term objectives.
December 27, 2018
Tax Tip Tuesday Financial Blog Post

Protect Your Accounts from Cybercriminal Activity with Smarter Passwords

As we head into the New Year, it may be time to give you online accounts a new password. The IRS urges everyone to review passwords and incorporate stronger standards to protect your accounts. In doing so you can help combat the impact cybercriminals have on the world wide web, as strong passwords help protect accounts from cybercriminal activity. Building a better password is as easy as one, two, three.
December 24, 2018
Questions to Ask when Developing Strategies to Meet Business Goals

3 Questions to Ask when Developing Strategies to Meet Business Goals

Jeff Bezos, founder and executive officer of Amazon, once said, “What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a headwind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.” I fully agree… complaining is NOT a strategy. Strategies are plans of action. It’s time to stop complaining about your business and start working on your business by developing strategies to meet your objectives and grow your business.