One of my favorite quotes dealing with planning is an African proverb, “for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” Is your business planning for tomorrow? If you’re not sure, try a SWOT. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. It’s an analysis to prepare your small to medium business for […]

Your business needed more employees yesterday. But you want quality employees, ones who will stick around. How do you catch the perfect employee quickly? Assemble accurate job descriptions for the positions you must fill. That’s right, getting the job description precise prevails as the best way to find and retain the right people for the […]

Yes, another acronym we need to understand. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. Enforcement is coming to the EU in May 2018. The most significant update of data regulation in the EU in 20 years. But, it only applies to the EU, right? Not exactly. If your business collects personal data or preferences from […]

SOX, FINRA, FERPA, HIPAA, and PCI DSS can be as indecipherable as they sound. They’re tricky to deal with if you’re a small to medium business.  Keeping track of the myriad regulations can be a full-time job for one person. All these acronyms revolve around data security compliance regulations. They differ from industry to industry […]

Cynthia in A/P and I had a great relationship.  Until tax time arrived and 1099’s needed to be sent out. Cynthia gave me paperwork requests which didn’t make sense and caused me hours of busy work. Our team leader, the accounting manager, had no expectations and no documentation requirements for the 1099 process. After the […]

In a previous blog, How to Keep Out the Bandit, https://goo.gl/fKu3Am, we discussed how small and medium businesses attract hackers, too.  Studies show over 50% of attacks aim for companies with less than 100 employees. That’s a scary thought for a small to medium business. Hacks send your public relations into a downward spiral and […]

Predictive scheduling coined a new word, clopening, or when an employee closes up at night and opens the next morning. I’m not sure how to pronounce it. It’s a sure thing that predictive scheduling is heading your business’ way. Right now, businesses in the retail, food service and hospitality industries are affected by this trend. […]