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Freelancers, Know Thy Time-Tracking Applications

December 7, 2017 by OSYB Staff

As a freelancer, tracking the time you spend on numerous clients can sometimes be cumbersome and confusing.  Freelancers that don’t track their time meticulously will lose precious income.  Intuit Quickbooks has done some research and here are their 6 favorite time-tracking applications: Best Time-Tracking Apps for Personal Productivity   Productivity Time Challenger – “For those […]

Do You Run an Effective Meeting?

December 5, 2017 by OSYB Staff

Staff often complain that they spend too much time in meetings which leaves with less time to perform their tasks.  Small Business Profit Explosion shares some tips on how to run meetings that make an impact and give employees the time and tools to effectively reach their goals.  Here are some ideas to consider: Ask […]

Self-employed and Confused About Your Compensation?

November 30, 2017 by OSYB Staff

After much thought, you have transitioned from being an employee to becoming self-employed.  As an employee, you always knew when your next paycheck was coming and you could plan accordingly.  As a freelancer, you are in charge of your own compensation. Intuit QuickBooks shares an 8-step guide to paying yourself, of course, keep in mind […]

Is Your Tax Workflow Impaired?

November 28, 2017 by Ed Becker

Accounting Today shares 8 most common problems that throw a wrench into a smoother tax workflow.  If you sense that you might have any of these problems, smooth them out now, and possibly sculpt your way into an uneventful tax season.  Work out ways to ensure that you: Manage your missing information to ensure that […]

Are Your Employees Reading Your Newsletter?

November 22, 2017 by Ed Becker

Most companies have internal newsletters and unfortunately some of them are hitting the circular file instead of being read by your employees.  Time and resources are spent on creating and distributing a newsletter, so how can you make your newsletter appealing?  Small Business Profit Explosion shares some tips on how you can increase reader interest […]

How Do You View Office Time?

November 20, 2017 by Ed Becker

Business trends reveal that many of the top firms understand that an employee’s time is precious to them and that the amount of time spent in the office is not the best measure of an employee’s contribution to the firm’s goals.  Some companies have initiated shorter work days to 7.5 hours and others have shortened […]

Is Your Small Business IT-Astute?

November 16, 2017 by OSYB Staff

Peter Weill, senior research scientist and chairman at MIT’s Sloan Center for Information Systems Research shared that, “IT-savvy firms have margins 20 percent higher than the industry average. Firms with less than average spending and savvy have margins 32 percent lower than their industry.” Surely, you want your small business to be part of the […]

Stay on Top of Your Customers’ Concerns

November 15, 2017 by Ed Becker

Poor customer service often leads to lost customers.   One would think that businesses would work on problems as they arise, unfortunately that is not always the norm.  Sometimes, problems are handled on a case by case basis and businesses forget to look at the root cause of problems that reoccur.  Reoccurring problems are often indicative […]

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