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Starting, Scaling and Funding Your Business: Part 2 With Julia Pimsleur
August 20, 2021 at 8:38 am

Are you looking to grow your business to $1 million and beyond? In part 2 of this interview with Julia Pimsleur, she dives deeper into the secrets of starting, scaling and funding your business venture. Tune in as Pimsleur discusses three critical questions you should be asking and how to prepare for your pitch...

Lines on a Grass Field: What Is Your Marketing Maintenance Schedule?
August 19, 2021 at 10:08 am

By carefully studying how your audience engages (or doesn’t) during a campaign, you can proactively make the efforts to brighten, enhance and, to stick with the analogy, repaint your marketing grass. This is the only way to keep your field of play looking fresh for your prospects and clients...

Time to Shine: Turning Supply Chain Challenges Into Opportunities
August 18, 2021 at 8:54 am

We have an opportunity to surpass expectations, but first we need to communicate and set realistic expectations that match the times. Then, humility needs to take a back seat to pointing out how you came through successfully, overcoming unprecedented challenges to make your buyers look great...

Get Busy Living
August 16, 2021 at 1:59 pm

I love the movie “The Shawshank Redemption.” In that movie, there’s a famous line, “Get busy living or get busy dying,” where the lead character, Andy Dufresne, is focused on getting out of prison and living the life of his dreams. Truth is that many of us have been in a “prison” of sorts just…

Navigating Sales Tax on QuickBooks Desktop
August 13, 2021 at 12:57 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: I need to charge my customers 7.5% in sales tax, but 6% is for the state and 1.5% is for my county. How do I handle that in QB Desktop so I can file with the state, but just show the 7.5% to my customer? Answer: Sales tax is complicated, and…

Why Perform a Mid-Year Review (and How to Do It)
August 12, 2021 at 12:18 pm

A mid-year business review isn't always convenient or fun, but the benefits are crystal clear. It can help bring incomplete marketing projects to life, ditch activities that don’t work and improve internal processes. If you want to perform such review for your company, here are the six steps we follow...

When Opportunity Knocks: Part 2 With Terry Brizz
August 9, 2021 at 10:09 am

Terry Brizz had two great ideas that massively changed his life and were influential in creating his financial and business success. Listen as the president of Galaxy Balloons and professor of entrepreneurship shares why you need to keep your eyes open to the opportunities that surround you...