How to Choose an Accountant for Your Small Business

With the 12 businesses I’ve owned and operated around the world, I’ve come to  understand the importance of finding a good accountant. For example, I have an accountant in Australia for our day-to-day company business, an accountant in the USA...
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Thinking of Going into Business with a Family Member?

If you’ve recently spent time with family you may have talked about your job – or desire to change jobs – and the idea of going into business with a family member seems like a good idea. After all, you KNOW them – and TRUST them. As someone...
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Have You Made These Business Blunders?

If you’ve started a business, you’ve made mistakes. Here are 4 mistakes I’ve made and what I learned from them. Being more concerned with business development than customer/client development. Most money comes from your existing customers....
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Small Business Tips for a Better Start to the Year

It’s the same old story at this time of year. Small business owners all over the world have just taken a breath for a few days over the holiday season. They launch into the New Year hoping that, miraculously it will be ‘easier this year.’ You started...
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Business Rules to Break

For years we’ve lived by a number of standard business rules. Here’s the top 5 you should now be breaking: Growth is Good: Not all new business is good business. At one point I analyzed our $6 million client base and realized 60% of our clients weren’t...
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Economic Obstacle or Opportunity?

In these changing times in business, I find it somewhat disturbing how so many small to medium businesses act surprised when there is an economic shift. It totally baffles me when I sit in business meetings or functions and listen to some of our business...
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