business

It’s Not Really Beach Reading But…

Everyone’s idea of beach reading is different. While some of us may prefer some mindless (but well written) fiction, others may use the time to catch up on some books to help you grow your business. I’ve never been a huge reader of business books, however there have been a few that I’ve read, [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Blog|3 Comments

From Zero to a Million: How to Plan for Growth

Not long ago, I was giving a workshop on budgets and financials.  During the Q&A an audience member asked about costing for future growth. It was a great question and something we don’t think about but should. In this particular case, there were some critical hurdles that growth would bring, and addressing them from [...]

By | June 20th, 2018|Blog, Pricing|0 Comments

Priority or Procrastination? How to Get Back on Track

Is it a priority or a form of procrastination?  Recently, I was working with someone who has a cookie company. She makes great cookies and is working to expand her brand. A new distributer is going to test market the cookies, which would give her distribution throughout the East Coast and really increase her [...]

By | April 16th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Hop to it! 3 Steps to Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning With the (hopeful) coming of spring, thoughts go to spring cleaning. What about spring cleaning your business?  Specifically, all that financial stuff you generally think that you’ll get to. And don’t.  Now is a perfect time to give yourself an hour or so and just do it.  You’ve had to get stuff [...]

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Pricing Yourself: Pricing Services

Pricing services Last month we looked at ways to figure out what to charge for your services. While the most important starting point is knowing who your ideal client is, of course there are always other factors to think about. Time:  Whether you decide to charge by the hour or project, [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Pricing Yourself

What should I charge for my services?  Recently a couple of people have asked me about pricing themselves—what should they charge for their services? Like a lot of other things that happen when you’re an entrepreneur, it seems like a simple question but it becomes more complicated the more you delve into it. This [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments

3 Minutes to Understand Your Business Financial Reports

Do you look at the financial reports for your business or put off as long as you can? You’re not sure what it all means. You’re afraid if you ask for help, someone will think “How can she run a company?” I was just like you. One day my accountant took me under his wing [...]

By | December 15th, 2017|Blog, Financial Reports|0 Comments

The Best Way to Make Projections Quick, Easy & Fun

How could you possibly have fun working on projections? Recently I was giving a workshop on budgets and projections. Before you hit the escape key, bear with me for just a couple of sentences. At the beginning of the evening, the woman who organized the program said, “How I hate projections—can’t deal!” By the [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Blog, Financial Reports|0 Comments

A 60 Minute Budget You’ll Actually Use

No matter what your business is, having a budget will help you succeed.  I've been working on a presentation about budgets. Making them easy, accessible and useful. You know you need one. And you know you don't want to do it. I’ve got a way you can do it in an [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Blog, Financial Reports|0 Comments

The 3 Worst Words In Business

Space. Overhead. Inventory. These are bad words in business. So why do so many business owners want them? I’ve been asked recently to look at a couple of business plans. Both business owners want to expand – that’s a good thing, if it’s justified. But, both business owners want to buy [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments