Today’s business environment isn’t just changing: It’s already moved forward, and at a rapid pace. Technology and the digital world has put an immediacy to every aspect of your business. To succeed as an entrepreneur in this new environment requires you to look for ways to work more efficiently and intelligently — and keep an eye out for anything that could be holding you back. And that includes your accounting and finances.
Here are our Top 10 picks of articles you need to read to help keep your business moving forward.
5 Technology Trends Driving Growth
In today’s competitive market, it’s vital to make sure you’re tracking (and implementing) the latest technology to drive growth and move your business forward. Here’s a look at the top five trends you should embrace to boost your bottom line.
Look for These Red Flags When Hiring
Forget the clichés about people who work in accounting departments. The individuals who manage your finances need to know about more than numbers. They need to understand technology. They need people skills. And they need to be able to function effectively as a part of a team.
Setting Exit Goals for Small Business Owners
It usually takes a typical owner of a small to medium-sized business 5–10 years to implement an Exit Plan. The most successful owners tend to establish their goals before they begin implementing a process. Are you ready?
Four Ways to Lower Your Payroll Management Risk
As soon as you hire your first employee, the challenges of payroll management begin. The technicalities and need for vigilance increase exponentially as your company grows and its workforce expands. Even if you downsize staff and turn more toward independent contractors, considerable payroll-related issues should be considered.
You’ve Built a Budget. Now What?
Creating a budget is one of the more challenging chores you must undertake as a business owner. Right up there on the list, though, is adhering to your budget. If you’re a sole proprietor and have total control, there are steps you can take to make your budget work.
6 Tips For Dealing With Today’s Workforce
No matter the age of the employees in your accounting department, today’s workers have expectations of their workplaces that differ from what was standard in the 1990s. Are you able to accommodate them when it seems appropriate?
Tips for Helping Small Business Owners Survive Sales Cycles
Even with the most successful small businesses, there are times when sales level off. Instead of acting hastily, here are some tips for surviving the natural fluctuations of the business cycle.
How to Streamline Your Bookkeeping
As you’re pondering the effectiveness of your accounting workflow and contemplating changes that will improve productivity, consider how automation could streamline the process. Small businesses that have made the transition from manual bookkeeping to QuickBooks have found many benefits.
How a Good E-Commerce App Can Improve Online Sales
Have you steered clear of setting up an online store because the prospect of this complex operation just seems too daunting? You’re not alone: Nearly half of all businesses in the U.S. still haven’t even created a website.
Top Three Benefits of Using Cloud-Based Accounting
When it comes to accounting, more and more businesses have their head in the cloud. These online systems allow users to control access to bank accounts and provide an electronic trail for each transaction boosting fraud protection. Storing your important data in the cloud is safer than on your laptop, which is at risk of getting infected with a virus, or your network falling victim to a security breach.