Archives for November 2012

Online Tools For Tracking Your Client List

As your business grows, you will have to track multiple customers. As your customer list grows, you will have more invoices, deposits, customer balances, and customer service issues. It can be daunting, but if you stay organized, it doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful.   All-In-One Solution: QuickBooks Quickbooks has a customer management tool […]

How Much Cash Should You Keep on Hand?

Once your business has been around for a while, if you manage it right, you will build a big bank account. Deciding how much to pay yourself and how much cash to keep on hand is a tough decision, and finding the right balance is vital for the long-run success of your company.   Cash […]

Starting a Business? How To Have Work Life Balance

One of the characteristics of running your own small business is that your hours are rarely nine-to-five. On the one hand, this can allow great flexibility for those owners who need a little more time at home in the mornings, such as parents who need to complete the school run. On the other hand, as […]

Overcoming Founder Dependence

As a small business owner, one of the hardest things to do is let go of control. It may be because you care about your business and customers more than your employees. It may be because you see your employees as unable or unmotivated to manage the challenges of operating your company. Whatever the reason, […]

Engage in the Startup Community

Sometimes, starting your own business can feel lonely. Often your friends and family have “normal jobs” and cannot relate to the struggles and hard work behind starting a business. Instead, they patronize you with jokes like, “at least you can work in your pajamas all day” or “you don’t even have a boss.” Getting involved […]