Gearing Up for Your Busy Season

I know for those of you who provide outdoor services, such as landscapers, remodelers, irrigation specialists and others, as the weather starts to warm up, your calls and business see a significant up-tick, which is great. However, sometimes it can be overwhelming. A key to smoothing out some of the overwhelm is to have systems in place BEFORE you get busy. So here are some suggestions.

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How Fast Can You Be Back Up and Running? Seven Areas Often Overlooked in Backups

With the recent storms, many are learning the importance of backups and access. Hopefully, you’re already making backups of your data on a regular basis. It’s simple to set up data backups automatically and then forget about them until you need them. But have you ever looked around to see if there are any gaps in your backup strategy? Here are seven places to look to make sure all your business data is backed up safely.

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How to Avoid Seasonal Bumps in Your Cash Flow

Many businesses operate with seasonal peaks and valleys. Retail stores just completed their busy holiday season. Landscapers are at their slowest time of year (unless they live where there’s lots of snow). Construction contractors are busy when the weather is good. Accountants are very busy from January through April, but also experience a quarterly peak in July and October.

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Is Your Business Using the QuickBooks Best for You??

Have you ever tried on a shirt or jeans and found they didn’t fit at all? They looked great on the hanger, but that was the end of it. QuickBooks come in various sizes, shapes, and colors just like clothing; and just like clothing, some versions of QuickBooks fit your business better than others. You may not be aware that your version of QuickBooks does not fit your business, but there are signs that will give it away.

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Create a Theme for a Prosperous and Meaningful New Year

It’s almost 2014, and at this time of year, it’s natural for us to pause and reflect on where we’ve been and where we want to go. For business owners, it’s especially important to raise our minds above the daily fires for a moment, take in some fresh air, and elevate our perspective. Creating an annual theme is an easy and fun vehicle to do just that.

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