3 Simple Tasks To Get Your Business Lender Ready
Whether it’s the opportunity to buy a failing competitor or the chance to expand your business as customer demand returns, you’ll want to be ready for what may be ahead. Being able to access capital when you need it can give you the flexibility you need to respond to this rapidly changing environment.
How to Keep Your Business Credit Rating Strong During Turbulent Times
No matter what your window cleaning business’ financial situation is, now is the time to put some attention on your credit to ensure it doesn’t suffer.
Brand Management - May 2020
Branding is one of the most important aspects of any business, and it’s especially helpful to get it right when you start your business. Branding produces that "gut-feeling" about a company.
How to Build a Business You Can Sell Someday
Even if you don’t foresee selling for 10 years or more, the actions you take and habits you create now will not only make your company a more appealing investment down the road.
Let’s take a look at why building value is the best way to sustain and grow your business even if you’re a newcomer on the block.
The Power of Choice
The price is right. The art of the deal. Whatever phrase you use to describe it, closing deals is vital to a company in the service industry.
Get Past Your Block
Nothing brings productivity to a halt like a mental block. Hitting a rut while on the job is frustrating, and can lead to issues in both your professional and personal life.
The exterior cleaning industry has traditionally been a “word-of-mouth” industry. While Facebook and Google have made it easier to be found, quality referrals often yield the best results when it comes to sales.
Update on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed by Congress in a hurry late last year, and the IRS ans tax preparers have been working to digest some of the more thorny issues created by the tax overhaul. Here are the latest answers to some of the most commun questions...
Get Your Small Business Off The Rocks
Every small business eventually hits a rough patch. Here are some ideas to get things back on track...
Here are five tips personal finance experts recommend to lower your debt burden.
Elements of a Good Business Partnership
While good partnerships are strong, they can be hard to make. Here are some elements that good business partnerships require...
Tax Planning Time
Now is the ideal time to schedule a tax planning session. Your 2017 tax return outcome is still fresh, and it's early enough in the year to take advantage of the numerous tax law changes taking place in 2018. Here's a brief overview of some of the new tax issues that you need to plan for now.
It’s Postcard Time
BUT...before you start sending postcards and ads all over town, there are still some more steps you need to address.
Target Date Fund - My Retirement Plan: A Look Under the Hood
Rather than choosing a mix of stocks and bonds to create a diversified portfolio, you can select a single fund designed to have the right combination of assets based on when you plan to retire — your "target date." How do I know if I have this option available?
The Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship
Window cleaning professionals who own their own businesses often earn great rewards for their hard work, but they also face risks that regular employees don't. From disasters to unpaid invoices, to legal issues and retirement... entrepreneurship isn't for everyone. Some days you may lose sleep thinking about how tight financially the winter will be. Then it’s not over when you wake up to tackle the spring season. With the stresses and responsibilities, you might not get a good night’s sleep until summer. So is it worth it?
Preparing to Sell your Business
You are, no doubt, a skilled professional window cleaner. But as a business owner, you have also invested a significant portion of your life building and maintaining the business…not just cleaning. Rightly so, you probably have an emotional attachment to it. So, to say goodbye in a sale it may feel like you are losing a member of the family and if those emotions are left unchecked, they can have a real dollar impact on the outcome of your business sale. As much as possible, you need to find ways to remain objective, making a good business decision.
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