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Are You Engaging Your Customers?

June 12, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Every business owner is determined to engage their target market and be connected to their customers.  How do you know if you are connecting with your audience?  QuickSprouts shares several areas that you need be well versed in to be engaged with your clientele. Marketing specialists agree that creating engaging content on your website and […]

Smart Business Tips for a Startup

June 7, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Dawn Fotopulos of Hidden Profit Prophet shares 5 great tips for small business startups:  Start small as it lowers your risk, your assumptions of what might be profitable could be off. Always test the market, find opportunities to have potential customers or clients sample or test your product or services.  Don’t spend too much on […]

How Do You Manage Fraud Tips?

June 5, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Fraud does occur in businesses and it is important that you have the proper procedures in place to  investigate them when they do happen.  Insider fraud is often discovered through tips that come from within the company, or from your clients, or vendors.  Sometimes, tips are anonymous and sometimes not, regardless each tip should be […]

Some Money Management Mistakes and Remedies

May 31, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Intuit QuickBooks shares 13 common money management mistakes that small business owners make coupled with some possible solutions, here are a few common mistakes to avoid: 1.  Mistake:  Overspending in the early stages Solution:  Start small and invest only when necessary and sustainable. 2.  Mistake:  Inability to manage cash flow Solution:  Scrutinize your cash flow […]

Accountants Bolster Your Capabilities

May 29, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Perhaps you’ve had time to take a short vacation to relax after a busy tax season and now you are ready to get back into the rhythmic grind of your work life.  Accounting Today shares some action steps that you can take to optimize your marketability and your capabilities:   Pursue learning – explore certifications […]

Are We Part of the Data Breach Problems?

May 24, 2018 by OSYB Staff

Going Concern has an interesting take on data breach problems and asks everyday ordinary data users to re-think their own individual habits that increase the risks of data breaches.   For example: How often do you change your passwords? Have you even signed up for a free personality test that asks you to share personal information? […]

Have you Blundered on these Common Sales Tax Errors?

May 12, 2018 by OSYB Staff

As a business owner, you are charged to collect sales tax from the buyer upon the sale of goods and services  and to pass the tax dollars on to the government.  It sounds like a simple business routine to follow.  Apparently not so, as there are minor deviances in sales tax percentage by state and […]

Beware of These 2018 Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

May 10, 2018 by OSYB Staff

On March 21, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams with a warning to taxpayers to remain on alert throughout the year against these aggressive and evolving schemes. This year’s list includes a broad mix of schemes that typically peak during tax-filing season but are ever present […]