Cloud Accounting: Xero vs. Wave Apps

When it comes to bookkeeping for your business, you've got a lot of options. Many small business owners are moving to cloud accounting software, and with good reason. It's accessible anywhere - not just on your computer, but on your bookkeeper's or accountant's...

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Web hosting: the good, the bad, and the ugly

I'm just gonna come right out and say it. Your web hosting can make or break your business. It's a bold statement, I know, but it's the truth. If your website is on a dodgy host, it affects how people see you. Even whether people see you at all. These days, so many...

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Painless Marketing

What if I told you that you don't need to do all of the marketing and promotion for your business? And then, what if I told you that you can get some awesome promotion for your product or service for almost no cost? I can see you answering in two different ways. Some...

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Grow your business while eating cake

Wouldn't you like to know how to grow your business while eating cake? Cake! Everybody loves cake! -- Donkey, Shrek Yeah, right. Growing a business takes WORK. Like, lots of it. At least that's what conventional wisdom tells us. You need to slave away day and night,...

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Website Systems every biz should have

The countdown is on...7 days to launch! Here's another set of tips from Piece of Cake: 42 Simple Systems For Your Business. It's all about 5 website systems I think are invaluable for every online biz. Enjoy! Schedule your website backups. If you only implement one...

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It’s okay if you’re struggling

May and June are always hard months for me. 8 years ago this month, my little boy Ian was born. He died two days later from brain damage suffered during my pregnancy. I've changed a lot since then. And every year, without fail, I have trouble keeping up with the...

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Three tips for not being a business jerk

Today I want to tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was an entrepreneur named...we'll call her Nell. Nell received a Facebook message from someone who wanted to use her services. Awesome, right? Well, Nell thought so too, at first. But there was this niggling...

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