Conquering Fear of Failure

  Truth be told- fear can be immobilizing, crushing and can impact our decision-making at every level. Remember though, fear can also be highly motivating, inspirational and completely exhilarating when overcome. Starting a small business carries fear at every step of the way- just getting the thing from conceptual to actualization can be mortifying. Fears are simple obstacles yet to …

Performance Reviews – 5 Hints to Smooth Sailing

  Here’s the problem: Performance reviews, while meant to be an evaluation tool to improve efficiency, tend to do the opposite. They are time consuming, at times heated or frustrating and often do not accomplish what they are meant to. So what can you do as a manager to change the pattern and conduct reviews that improve not only efficiency, …

Monitoring Online Mentions

  You’ve just launched online – a major undertaking – a new website, revamped social media, updated, content-driven platforms in a shiny and gloriously expensive package. Now you have to invest in monitoring what’s being said about it all? Why, you ask? It takes time, effort and an elaborate strategy to build a solid company reputation but everything you’ve worked …

7 Bookkeeping Resolutions for New Year

  Resolutions again? Yep! It’s that time of year; time to revamp, revise and revitalize your business processes to set yourself up for success in 2016. Bookkeeping to a small business owner likely incites little to no passion and chances are you would rather spend your time doing a million other things. Not an option! Make small changes to your …