Business Update – December 6, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. A weak start for stocks as we wait for the Fed’s next announcement Stocks started the week with a tumble on Monday, due to fears that the Federal Reserve may continue tightening until it tips the economy into a recession. Cryptocurrency exchange founder pledges to testify Former FTX CEO…  Read more

Business tips for the end of the year

The end of the year tends to be a bit chaotic for business owners, but it’s actually a good time to get some extra housekeeping done for your business. Read on for some tips to help you finish the year neatly and feel prepared to face the new year. Review your goals and KPIs A lot has likely happened for your business over the course of the previous 12 months.…  Read more

Business tips for the end of the year

The end of the year tends to be a bit chaotic for business owners, but it’s actually a good time to get some extra housekeeping done for your business. Read on for some tips to help you finish the year neatly and feel prepared to face the new year. Review your goals and KPIs A lot has likely happened for your business over the course of the previous 12 months.…  Read more

Business Update – November 23, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Bob Iger returns to steer Disney through tough economic times The former CEO has agreed to serve another two years for the company effective immediately. Disney highlighted a fivefold market value increase under his leadership, adding that he had a “mandate from the board to set the strategic direction…  Read more

Business Update – November 23, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Bob Iger returns to steer Disney through tough economic times The former CEO has agreed to serve another two years for the company effective immediately. Disney highlighted a fivefold market value increase under his leadership, adding that he had a “mandate from the board to set the strategic direction…  Read more

Tips to increase engagement during the holidays

The holiday season is typically busy, whether you run a retail business or a service-based one. If you’re not helping shoppers, you’re helping your clients fit in their appointments before year end. There’s a lot to do and the time passes quickly. Take this opportunity to show clients and customers how much you appreciate their business. After all, it’s less expensive to retain existing clients than it is to attract…  Read more

Tips to increase engagement during the holidays

The holiday season is typically busy, whether you run a retail business or a service-based one. If you’re not helping shoppers, you’re helping your clients fit in their appointments before year end. There’s a lot to do and the time passes quickly. Take this opportunity to show clients and customers how much you appreciate their business. After all, it’s less expensive to retain existing clients than it is to attract…  Read more

Weekly Digest – November 16, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Fed hints that it may soon slow interest rate hikes Federal Reserve Vice Chair Lael Brainard indicated Monday that the central bank could soon ease up on its aggressive interest rate hikes, saying that it may soon be appropriate to move to a slower pace. Stock market steadies as…  Read more

Weekly Digest – November 16, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Fed hints that it may soon slow interest rate hikes Federal Reserve Vice Chair Lael Brainard indicated Monday that the central bank could soon ease up on its aggressive interest rate hikes, saying that it may soon be appropriate to move to a slower pace. Stock market steadies as…  Read more

Employee vs contractor – what you need to know

Depending on the nature of your business, you may have workers who are employees or contractors, or you may have both. Each has their merits, but it’s important to review which are which in order to meet your tax obligations. When you have an employee, you must withhold income tax as well as report on additional benefits. Contractors generally look after their own tax obligations. It’s against the law to…  Read more

Employee vs contractor – what you need to know

Depending on the nature of your business, you may have workers who are employees or contractors, or you may have both. Each has their merits, but it’s important to review which are which in order to meet your tax obligations. When you have an employee, you must withhold income tax as well as report on additional benefits. Contractors generally look after their own tax obligations. It’s against the law to…  Read more

8 tips for staying in budget this holiday season

The holidays are officially upon us, and chances are you’re starting to feel a bit spendy. It’s only natural. We want to spread that feeling of good cheer around by buying presents for those we love. There’s nothing wrong with that, but keep your pocketbook in mind. Nothing kills the joy of the season like a giant credit card bill come January. Keep your spending in check by following these…  Read more

8 tips for staying in budget this holiday season

The holidays are officially upon us, and chances are you’re starting to feel a bit spendy. It’s only natural. We want to spread that feeling of good cheer around by buying presents for those we love. There’s nothing wrong with that, but keep your pocketbook in mind. Nothing kills the joy of the season like a giant credit card bill come January. Keep your spending in check by following these…  Read more

Business Update – November 9, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Oil prices dip in response to China’s Covid containment strategy As rumors swirled that China would be easing its zero-Covid policy, oil prices began to climb. However, they fell again on Monday when Chinese government officials signaled that the government has no intention of changing directions. Sweeping changes continue…  Read more

Business Update – November 9, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Oil prices dip in response to China’s Covid containment strategy As rumors swirled that China would be easing its zero-Covid policy, oil prices began to climb. However, they fell again on Monday when Chinese government officials signaled that the government has no intention of changing directions. Sweeping changes continue…  Read more

Prepare your inventory for the holiday season

The holiday season is without a doubt the busiest time of year for many retail businesses. It’s a great opportunity to showcase all that you have to offer and bring in new products to see how they do. But, the excitement probably wears off when you think about managing all that inventory. Don’t despair. With a bit of preparation you can manage your inventory during the holiday season, and glide…  Read more

Prepare your inventory for the holiday season

The holiday season is without a doubt the busiest time of year for many retail businesses. It’s a great opportunity to showcase all that you have to offer and bring in new products to see how they do. But, the excitement probably wears off when you think about managing all that inventory. Don’t despair. With a bit of preparation you can manage your inventory during the holiday season, and glide…  Read more

Business Update – November 2, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. The Dow Jones had a really great October The Dow tumbled a bit on October 31, but despite that was still up 14% for the month. That means it had its best monthly gain since January 1976. Most people have stopped making retirement contributions A new report from Allianz…  Read more

Business Update – November 2, 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. The Dow Jones had a really great October The Dow tumbled a bit on October 31, but despite that was still up 14% for the month. That means it had its best monthly gain since January 1976. Most people have stopped making retirement contributions A new report from Allianz…  Read more

How to improve your inventory process

A business that involves inventory is exciting to set up, but it also comes with its share of challenges. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by inventory management. Adopting some helpful tools and strategies will make the inventory management process much easier. Read on for some tips on how to improve your inventory processes. Use barcodes It’s typical for a small business to start out with simple price tags because they’re…  Read more

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