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Do You Survey and Interview Your Customers?

March 22, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Understanding and knowing what your customers want and need is essential for the stability and growth of your business.  As a business, your goals include bringing in more customers, maintaining the level of satisfaction in the customers you  already have, and getting them to continue to keep buying or using your services/products.  An important question […]

It’s not too late: More Ways to Save on Your 2017 Taxes

March 20, 2018 by OSYB Staff

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Don’t Mess with Taxes came up with 17 ways for you to save on your 2017 taxes.  Here are but a few of the ways: Job hunting costs – For example, you may claim fees for resume preparation, as well as employment or outplacement agency fees as an itemized miscellaneous expense […]

Do You Know About These Tax Changes for Small Businesses?

March 15, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Wayne Belisle, Small Business Profit Explosion, shares that “The new tax reform law passed in December of 2017 (the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” or TCJA) is the biggest overhaul of the federal income tax code since 1986.  It will have huge effects on business owners in 2018 and beyond.  In fact, I would argue that […]

Avoid These Common Small Business Accounting Mistakes

March 13, 2018 by OSYB Staff

The Small Business Association defines a small business as having under 500 employees.  Currently, there are about 22 million businesses that have a sole owner/employee.  One person running the entire business can leave room for some costly mistakes.  Small Business Profit Explosion shares some common accounting mistakes that you as a business owner should avoid: […]

Need Help Getting Your Invoices Paid?

March 8, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Intuit QuickBooks has some great ideas for you to ensure that your invoices are paid in a pre-agreed timely manner, so you don’t have to hear that the check is in the mail.   The number one tip is to make sure that you have a written signed contract that spells out: exact work specifications established […]

Is Your Checkout Process Enhancing Your Conversions?

March 6, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Many factors contribute to a successful business and driving traffic to your website is but one of them.  Once there, a simple easy to maneveur website is key.  However, even with a great service or product, a potent marketing plan, and traffic on your website, conversion statistics show that 69% of carts are abandoned.  So […]

Smart Ways to Save on Your Tax Payments

March 1, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Small Business Profit Explosion shares some tips that could help decrease your annual tax payments: You should maximize your 401K plan contributions of $17,500. If you are over 50, take advantage of the extra $5,500 that you can contrubute and ensure that you meet the cut-off date of December 31 of the current calendar year. […]

Identify Your Target Market

February 27, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Neil Patel, Quicksprout, shares why identifying your target market is vital for the life of your startup.  Without a clear target market and a strategically crafted marketing campaign you will fail to produce high conversion rates at low acquisition costs.  CB Insights shares the 2 top reasons why startups fail :   42% of startups […]

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