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What Your Profit & Loss Is Really Telling You

It’s year-end and time to review how you did. Gross Profit Margin and Net Profit Margin are two numbers you want to look at – they help you with both reviewing your numbers and planning for the upcoming year. Here’s what they are and how you can easily view them. Continue reading

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Five Ways to Protect your Money

As entrepreneurs, we work hard for our money, and the last thing we need is to have it disappear due to fraud, hackers, or identity theft. Some people have called 2013 the year of the hacker, which is worrisome. But you’re far more likely to experience risks with disgruntled or financially desperate employees and contractors. And small businesses have a higher risk because it’s harder to segregate financial duties. Mistakes happen, too, and when they do it can be costly to get them corrected. Continue reading

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Five Tips to Speed Up Cash Collections

If your Accounts Receivable balances are edging up and getting older and older each month, then it might be a good time to bring out the aging reports. But what if we looked earlier in the cycle to see what we could do to collect the sales even sooner? Make it easy for customers to pay you. Let’s take a look at five potential changes you can consider making that will speed up your cash flow, reduce aging receivables, and possibly reduce lending costs in your business.
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