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Business Planning That Meets 2019 Standards

February 19, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Tim Berry, a guest blogger on the Small Business Administration (SBA) site shared some tips on writing, reviewing and managing a business plan for 2019 that is up-to-date and meets the changing times. Create SMART goals which means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.  Consistently measure your specific goals.  Then use the data to make […]

Are You Prepared for Tax Season?

February 14, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Preparing for the tax season should not be a last minute scrambled task.  Intuit Quickbooks shares some tips to help you plan and prepare your tax return. Organize documents don’t file expenses in a miscellaneous account because you will have to assign them at some point get into the habit of storing your receipts on […]

Analyze 2018’s Financial Statements to Boost 2019’s Trajectory

February 12, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Intuit QuickBooks shares how to use your 2018 financial statements as a building block to improve your 2019 business goals. Use  3 common business metrics to measure success to create an improvement plan for the next year: increased profit strong cash collections that cover business expenses growth plans to higher more staff and/or add new […]

Do You Know About These Great Accounting Apps?

February 7, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Intuit QuickBooks shares what they consider the top 2019 add-on for Quickbooks accounting apps: 1.  Qvinci – has great features and is more compatible with businesses that have several locations and a larger employee base.  Qvinci can produce, collect, and consolidate financial data from different sources.  For example, if you have more than one location,  […]

How to Hire the Best Accountant for Your Business

February 5, 2019 by OSYB Staff

When you have the right financial professional on your team, they can help you to minimize cost, accomplish goals methodically, and increase your bottom line.  If you are looking for an accountant, Intuit Quickbooks shares some points to consider: Find an accountant that is either very familiar or an expert in your industry, and has […]

Check Out Ways to Recognize Your Employees

January 31, 2019 by OSYB Staff

An act of kindness or a token of appreciation can really make someone’s day.  Your employees work hard with you to attain your business goals and acknowledgement from management goes a long way.  Recognition adds to everyone’s happy quotient.  Here are some samples of popular employee recogntion applications and some of their features: iAppreciate Helps […]

Do You Have a Public Relations Strategy?

January 29, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Don’t wait to have a public relations (PR) strategy until something goes wrong.  Holding off on a PR plan until a crisis happens is not a good idea.  A good public relations strategy means that you are communicating regularly with the public about your company’s reputation, and it is part of your overall branding strategy. […]

Concerned About Firing an Employee?

January 24, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Letting an employee go is never an easy thing to do.  No matter the size of your business, firing an employee will more than likely be something that you will have to consider doing or actually have to do.  Intuit QuickBooks shares some points that you should think about before you fire an employee: Is […]

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