February 14

Building a Government Shutdown (& Recession) Resistant Government Contracting Business

Reading Time: 7 minutes     Although government contracting work is often considered low risk, this industry is not without risk as many contractors experienced at the beginning of this year. December 22, 2018 marked the first of 35 days in the partial government shutdown, by far the longest government shutdown in recorded history. Nearly 800,000 federal workers and.

April 2

Light a Beacon to your Business with a Mission Statement

Reading Time: 2 minutes     Every company, big or small, should have a mission statement. Why? When carefully conceived and well written, a mission statement can serve as a beacon to the world — letting everyone know what the business stands for and where it’s headed. It can build customer loyalty and mobilize people behind a common cause..

February 26

Outsourcing: Not Necessarily a Luxury

Reading Time: 2 minutes     For many years, owners of small and midsize businesses looked at outsourcing much like some homeowners viewed hiring a cleaning person. That is, they saw it as a luxury. But no more — in today’s increasingly specialized economy, outsourcing has become a common way to cut costs and obtain expert assistance. Why would.

February 19

Making the Right Choice About Your Office Space

Reading Time: 2 minutes     For many companies, there comes a time when owners must decide whether to renew a lease, move on to a different one or buy new (or pre-existing) space. In some cases, it’s a relatively easy decision. Maybe you’re happy where you are and feel like such a part of the local community that.

February 16

Find Time for Strategic Planning

Reading Time: 2 minutes     As a business owner, you know that it’s easy to spend nearly every working hour on the multitude of day-to-day tasks and crises that never seem to end. It’s essential to your company’s survival, however, to find time for strategic planning. Lost in the weeds   Business owners put off strategic planning for.

December 18

Make New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Profitability

Reading Time: 2 minutes     Many people scoff at New Year’s resolutions. It’s no mystery why — these self-directed promises to visit the gym regularly or read a book a month tend to quickly fade once the unavoidable busyness of life sets in.   But, for business owners, the phrase “New Year’s resolutions” is just a different way.

November 28

Minimize Inventory, Services to Make Your Financials Shine

Reading Time: 2 minutes     Your business financials — where they stand currently and where they might be going next year — are incredibly important. Obviously, sales and expenses play enormous roles in the strength of your position. But a fundamental and often-overlooked way of making your cash flow statement shine is to minimize inventory or services so.

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