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6 Ways Leaders Inspire Change (in Challenging Times)
6 Ways Leaders Inspire Change (in Challenging Times) 800 600 Pauleen Miller

Humans are adaptable. That’s how we’ve survived for a long time! No surprises, then, that people have quickly responded to COVID-imposed changes, like complying with lockdowns, wearing masks, or working from home. However, sustaining these changes for a long time is much more challenging. The problem gets more complex because we don’t know how long we’ll…

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5 Essential Steps to Stronger Cash Flow Management
5 Essential Steps to Stronger Cash Flow Management 800 600 Pauleen Miller

Watching businesses deal with current business conditions reveals that some businesses are struggling for survival while others are going gangbusters. Companies at both extremes share one priority: carefully manage your cash. Here are recommendations to help you avoid risk and make the most of your cash resources. 1. Finance Processes Matter That may seem obvious, but some organizations still miss billing…

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Lessons in Leadership: How the Tough Get Going
Lessons in Leadership: How the Tough Get Going 800 600 Pauleen Miller

It’s not easy to lead an organization; it’s downright hard.  Nowadays, it can be incredibly challenging, but many leaders have stepped up admirably and are running thriving enterprises. There’s no known exact formula, but let’s examine what’s driving leaders’ success now and in the coming years. It’s lonely at the top Yes, it can be…

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Brainstorming: Harvesting Brilliant Ideas for Your Business
Brainstorming: Harvesting Brilliant Ideas for Your Business 1000 400 Pauleen Miller

Great businesses and projects start with an initial idea. BRAINSTORMING is the process of developing ideas which can be implemented in successful businesses. Occasionally, brilliant ideas can ‘just happen’.  But more often, they are the product of a rigorous process. As accountants, we’re very encouraged when our clients plan their futures because planning increases the…

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Getting the Most from Your Financial Statements
Getting the Most from Your Financial Statements 1000 400 Pauleen Miller

What Best Practices should you follow when conducting a Financial Review to ensure your decision-making is based on a thorough understanding of your business? This article provides pointers to help you get the most out of your Financial Statements. Traditional financial statements, like the Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss, and Income Statement have been around…

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What Is Your Business Worth? (And Why It Matters)
What Is Your Business Worth? (And Why It Matters) 1000 400 Pauleen Miller

Building a business can be a long, challenging process. One way to assess how you are doing is to VALUE your business… and then try to grow that valuation. This keeps management on track and is interesting to sellers, investors or lenders. In this article, we look at how to go about valuing your business.…

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Managing Cash Flow Through Scenario Planning
Managing Cash Flow Through Scenario Planning 1000 400 Pauleen Miller

In an uncertain business environment, staying on top of future cash needs is challenging… but essential. Scenario planning is one way to reduce risk and overcome uncertainties.   What is scenario planning? A scenario is what we think might happen in the future based on certain assumptions. For example, we may ASSUME it will rain…

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Using Human Resource Data to Support Business Decisions
Using Human Resource Data to Support Business Decisions 1000 400 Pauleen Miller

Employees play a critical role in the success or failure of a company. Not surprisingly, management tries to create a positive environment for the team. Some leaders say they can ‘feel’ when things are stable, energized, motivation is high and productivity is good. There’s value in these ‘feelings’… but what does the data say? Let’s…

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When is the Right Time to Sell Your Business?
When is the Right Time to Sell Your Business? 1000 400 Pauleen Miller

When is the right time to sell your business? We hear replies ranging from “I don’t plan to sell my business” to “I’d sell it yesterday if I could!” One certainty is that EVERY business will experience a major change in ownership… eventually. It’s just a matter of time. People don’t live forever. Companies, trusts…

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Sales Tax – The next tax reform
Sales Tax – The next tax reform 1024 683 Pauleen Miller

You know how you can buy something online and not pay sales tax? Well, that may become a thing of the past because on Friday, the Supreme court announced that it would consider to hear a case which would cause retailers to collect sales tax in states that impose it. This all started in 1992 with…

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