Updated April 24 at 4:45pm
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DO YOU REMEMBER the TV show “MacGyver”? The titular hero was the epitome of resourcefulness. He would get trapped, usually in a building that contained a ticking time bomb, but he was able to free himself by being resourceful and using what was available to him, like duct tape or chewing gum. I was always intrigued -- and impressed. more
Like most businesspeople, you make a sincere attempt to pay your taxes accurately. However, sometimes your best efforts are not enough, especially with state and local taxes. Although it may be an innocent mistake, filing noncompliance can be very costly if it is first discovered by the state or local taxing jurisdiction. The taxpayer will not only be subject to tax and interest but also harsh penalties. more
One of the nightmares that business owners experience is the unexpected departure of their controller, chief finance officer or bookkeeper. But, this sort of occurrence in not unheard of and the wise CEO will make sure a contingency plan is always in place. more
Small-business owners are more optimistic about their growth and earnings prospects now than at any time since 2006. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, which has tracked business owner optimism for decades, American small businesses may finally be shaking off the effects of the Great Recession. more
1. How come people don’t call me back? more
How do you respond to your customers’ words and barriers? more
Most small businesses do some kind of marketing or advertising. But not many have a detailed marketing plan for how they intend to go about it. more
Coupons or other types of discount offers can be a great way for a small business to capture new customers and boost sales. They entice potential buyers who might be shopping at a competitor, attract new residents of an area and can also reactivate old customers. more
What are your social goals this year? more
Could a controversial new program set for launch nationwide this month by giant mortgage investor Fannie Mae lead to slower and costlier home sale closings and more disputes over prices between sellers and buyers – busting deals when the appraised value comes in below what the parties agreed to in the contract? more
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