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Growing your business without borrowing

Posted by XO Accounting on Jun 10, 2019 10:44:00 AM

Taking out a business loan may be your first plan of action for financing business growth. But there are excellent reasons to consider other options for finding capital to expand your business.

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Topics: financial, small business, management

So you’ve launched your business – now what?

Posted by XO Accounting on May 27, 2019 10:50:00 AM

So you’ve launched your business – now what?

Good news for small business owners: according to the US Small Business Administration, nearly 80% of small businesses survive their first year.

However, that number begins to drop as time rolls on. Only half of small businesses pass the five year mark, and a mere third celebrate their tenth anniversary.

Taking steps to create a good foundation in the early days of your business is essential for a sustainable and profitable future. Here’s how.

 

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Topics: startup, small business

Boost Revenue with Mobile Solutions

Posted by Bizink on May 20, 2019 11:29:00 AM

Boost Revenue with Mobile Solutions

Could you improve your closing rate with a mobile app?

If you own a tablet or mobile phone but aren’t taking advantage of mobile sales tools, you’re missing out on the opportunity to shorten your sales cycle and boost your bottom line.

From CRM apps to invoicing and payment technology, there’s a mobile solution for your small business that can make it easier to convert prospects to customers – and entice customers to buy.

Look into these key mobile sales solutions that can streamline your sales process and increase your revenue.

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Topics: Firm News

Nine Ways to Become a Better Investor

Posted by XO Accounting on May 13, 2019 11:16:00 AM

Nine Ways to Become a Better Investor

Everyone would like to become a better investor. People get into a twist trying this method and that only to abandon them for the next new thing. There's an easier way, and it involves following a few simple suggestions.

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Topics: investment, management

Getting Your Business Through Tough Times

Posted by XO Accounting on May 7, 2019 10:11:00 AM

Getting Your Business Through Tough Times

If your business hasn't gone through hard times, while great, is likely to happen at some point. As much as we'd like to think our businesses will never experience slow times, many aspects are beyond our control that can negatively affect the business.

The following are four tips, to help get your business through a difficult period.

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Topics: small business, management

10 Money-Saving Tips for Freelancers

Posted by Bizink on Apr 29, 2019 12:49:00 PM

10 Money-Saving Tips for Freelancers

While working at home as a freelancer sounds like the ultimate dream for anyone who tires of the rat race, freelancers still have more than their fair share of financial matters to worry about. In fact, perhaps the most important trait that any freelancer should have is the ability to be fully responsible and accountable to themselves, and saving money is something that you will be wholly responsible for.

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Topics: Firm News

How to Learn From Failure in Business

Posted by XO Accounting on Apr 24, 2019 9:06:00 AM

 

How to Learn From Failure in Business

Any successful business owner will tell you; failure is an unavoidable part of your journey to greatness. In fact, almost 20% of businesses will experience failure in their first year, with many folding before their fifth year of operation.

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Preparing an exit strategy

Posted by Bizink on Apr 12, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Preparing an exit strategy

Research indicates that if a business is prepared for the owner's exit they are more likely to endure than businesses that are unprepared. The following are guidelines for an exit strategy that will help your business live on while giving you a satisfactory result.

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Topics: Firm News

Tax Tips For Businesses

Posted by XO Accounting on Mar 22, 2019 10:07:00 AM

Tax Tips For Businesses

End of financial year is quickly coming up, so it's time for businesses to take stock, to ensure that companies operate tax effectively and ensure business finances are in order for the coming financial year.

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Topics: small business accounting, taxation

Move Beyond Hiring Interviews

Posted by Michael Kirby on Mar 12, 2019 12:10:00 PM

Move Beyond Hiring Interviews

The employment interview is a relatively familiar task for most people. A nervous candidate meets with the employer or supervisor, answers questions regarding their experience, strengths and weaknesses, and education. This method has been used by employers since before the development of human resource departments.

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