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Declutter Your Budget, Marie Kondo Style!

August 20, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Channeling Marie Kondo, Japanese Organizing Consultant, Gen Y Planning’s Associate Planner, Ashley Dixon, will share some decluttering tips to understanding your budget and finances. Here some of Ashley’s tip to approach your budget in a healthy and empowering manner: Create a positive mindset – Perhaps renaming the task from ‘budget’ to ‘spending plan’ will alleviate […]

Independent Contractors, Are You Recording Your Tax Deductions?

August 15, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Intuit QuickBooks shares common expenses and tax deductions that independent contractors should be recording throughout the year to be prepared for tax season. If you are an independent contractor like a ride share service driver, a house cleaner, a consultant, construction worker, etc., you should pay attention to these details on travel-related expenses: car related […]

Are Your Product Pages Optimized?

August 13, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Successful E-commerce companies have to drive traffic to their website and once there, the objective is to generate sales. QuickSprout shares some important tips on how to make sure that your product pages meet the sales goal. A potential customer lands on your website and because of the well-thought out site navigation. you have created, […]

Are You Getting the Right Kind of Traffic?

August 8, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Neil Patel shares that leveraging SEO is no longer just about rankings but more importantly about acquiring the right kind of traffic to your website. The right kind of traffic is finding the people who are ready to make a purchase. So what should you be doing? Here are some of Neil’s suggestions: Draw in […]

Does Your Business Have a Plan B?

August 6, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Almost all of us have heard the expression, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” which is said to have been first used in the novel “Don Quixote”. In both the personal and business world, it is wise to have contingency plans prepared in case of emergent situations. Emergent situations can include natural disasters, […]

Should Your Small Business Accept Echecks?

August 1, 2019 by OSYB Staff

If you haven’t looked into echecks you may be missing out on being paid more efficiently and faster. Intuit QuickBooks breaks down what echecks are and how they work. Echecks work just like paper checks but are electronically transferred from the customer’s account to yours. The transfer of money goes through the Automated Cleaning House […]

PayPal or Stripe?

July 30, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Your small business plans are falling into place, you have finally gotten the website to represent your business in the way that best fits your branding and goals. Now, you have to decide how to accept on-line payments. QuickSprouts shares 2 names that you will probably have come across in your research: PayPal and Stripe. […]

Employee Retention Reality Check

July 25, 2019 by OSYB Staff

Business is going well and you have a great team in place. As a business owner, you know that your employees are an extremely valuable resource for the stability and growth of your business. So what can you do to maintain and improve your employee retention? Intuit QuickBooks shares that a Gallup survey, revealed that an […]