Celebrate the fruits of your labor this autumn!

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Labor Day signals the unofficial beginning of autumn.  If they’re not already back in school, kids typically march back to the classroom with sharp pencils and over-sized backpacks the Tuesday after Labor Day. The holiday itself is a time to relax and regroup. Next Tuesday though, with the kids back in school, it’s a good time to look back on the busy summer, and see where your company is at and compare it to where you had hoped it would be.

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Stop treading water! Do more than the bare minimum by hiring out.

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I recently decided to hire a maid.  I’m totally capable of cleaning my own home. The fact of the matter is though at the end of the day, after I’ve been working 8+ hours, I want to spend my time outside–at least during Summer.  However, as soon as I start thinking about the weeds I want to pull or the blueberry bushes I want to plant, I get caught up thinking that I also need to cook dinner soon, which ...

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Keep your business accountable with proper accounting software

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Let me get this straight–your account balance, that is

Have you ever said, “Let me get this straight—” and continued on? Whatever comes next usually isn’t great. It could be, “Let me get this straight. The dog broke mom’s vase, not you?” or “Let me get this straight… you want me to pay a tax in a city I don’t live in?” Well, let me get something straight with you–keeping your accounting straight is something you need to make sure you’re ...

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Spring Cleaning

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It’s technically been Spring for a couple weeks now. Last week was the first week that felt like Spring to me, though. I hauled back 3 yards of compost to till into our (now larger!) veggie garden to get ready for all my anxious seedlings. After spreading the compost through our clay soil, I marched right into our living room, leaving remnants of mud wherever I walked. If I thought our dogs were muddy creatures, they pale in comparison to ...

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Prepare your business for growth in 2016

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The new year is almost here–What are your goals for your business in 2016? Rather than wait until 2016, consider your goals now so you can step into the new year with a clear head.

Moving Forward in 2016

A business should always be moving forward; staying in one place might be “fine” but it’s not great. When you first established your business, I’d bet that your ideal was not to have a fine business. You wanted to do things differently or ...

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