One of the most important skills that any entrepreneur can have its time management skills. In small towns, many entrepreneurs tend to have more than one line of business. Some have seasonal businesses, and some have more than one business. When you are in a smaller market, diversity in generating an income makes a lot…

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Many employers around the United States are now taking precautions to reduce the spread of Covid-19 as the number of cases continues to grow. It is amazing that less than two weeks ago there were very few cases, but now it is topping more than 25 thousand and growing. The option for employees to work…

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Whatever you do in business when hearing about the Coronavirus in Vermont or New Hampshire, don’t panic. Protecting You and Your Workforce If you are a sole proprietor, then you only need to think about yourself and how to protect yourself if it comes to your area. If you have employees, you do have an…

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, labor costs are one of the largest expenses for any business to absorb. Each industry is different, but in the retail industry which is a very large percentage of businesses in America is roughly 20% of total revenue. In other industries like the hospitality industry those percentages get…

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As a business owner, you have two areas of your life, personal and business. In your personal life you need to manage the personal finances and home affairs. In business, you need to manage your business finances, employees, products, services etc.. From a business point of view, it might seem easy to lump personal and…

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Payroll mistakes in your business can happen faster than you think. These mistakes often are costly and time-consuming to fix too. Payroll services are not created equal. For most small businesses, payroll services come down to features, support, and flexibility. You should assess any payroll provider by these capabilities.  Payroll process times Tax protections Customer…

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Taxes have been around for decades and aren’t going away any time soon. President Lincoln created the Internal Revenue Service and introduced the first income tax in 1862 to pay for the very costly North’s civil war expenses. When there is war, there are taxes to finance it. Taxes are part of our everyday life.…

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Relationships are the foundation of successful businesses. This is especially true for businesses that work with customers in service-based businesses. As you know, this can take a lot of time and patience. Here are some tips to help you to build better strategic relationships. Establish Credibility: Aligning with reputable companies gives prospects confidence in your reliability and…

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Most small business owners use QuickBooks today either online or the desktop version. Do you ever get the nagging feeling that you are doing something wrong in Quickbooks? Listen to that nagging feeling, unless you are an accountant you just might be doing something wrong. The bad news is those errors in QuickBooks will come…

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