Ideas for business goals this year

The start of the year is the perfect time to dust off last year’s business plan and set some new goals for the future. While some entrepreneurs love planning, others feel overwhelmed by the process. How do you decide on just a handful of goals that take priority, with so many moving parts that make up a business? These tips can help you get started brainstorming how your company can…  Read more

Improving cash flow: How to get paid faster

Maintaining positive cash flow can be challenging for small businesses, whether you’re just starting out or have been running your company for years. The difficulty often comes down to waiting for clients to pay their invoices. One or two chronic late payers cost valuable time and money when you have to chase them down; if reliable clients also fall behind one month, the result can be devastating. These tips will…  Read more

3 Alternatives to Microsoft Office

Many of us think of MS Office Suite as the only option for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. However, open source software is changing that assumption for a growing number of small business owners. Some are looking for a free alternative to paid software products, and some prefer the idea that code should be shared, adapted and improved freely by everyone. Read on to learn more about 3 free and…  Read more

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