March 12, 2019
Working On Your Business
Our firm belongs to an industry group called Mentor Plus. Since 1996 Mentor Plus has coached, mentored, and trained hundreds of business owners, managers, and accounting firms on how to maximize their potential. They provide tools and training to help CPA’s help small businesses become more successful. In a rapidly changing world, small businesses need to plan ahead now more than ever.
One of our favorite tools is their Business Stages of Development/SCOPE Matrix. This allows a small business owner(s) to assess performance in 4 critical areas of their business – Finance, Customers/sales, Operations and People/management as well as their “End in Mind”/Exit strategy.
Based upon where your business is in its life cycle, (Infancy, Adolescence or Maturity) you can determine your company’s strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Financial foundation for your business is to have accurate and timely financial statements, (balance sheet and profit & loss) bank reconciliations and accounts receivable and payable. Many businesses struggle with their Financial foundation so they cannot get to the next stage of their business development, where they use their financial information to profitably plan and manage their business.
Give these business stages of development some thought to see where your business stands and what you could improve.
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If you’re not a fan of Black Friday chaos—you know…the crowds, the rush, the relentless search for a parking space—then ditch the onsite shopping this year while still enjoying the sweet deals.
Year end comes much too fast for most businesses. Once you’re into November, you know two things:
The Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that allows a much larger pool of employees to earn overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. Specifically, the DOL raised the salary level for employees who are counted as “exempt” (or unable to earn overtime pay).