What is the best way to use a web site to open discussion? (It’s probably not embedded chat)

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I’ve just concluded a 10 week test of LeadBooster software on two of my web sites. These are the results reported by the software management console: My small business web sites serve one purpose: to open a discussion. I do that by producing high quality timely and useful content that provides educational value to the […]

Amazon’s decline can hurt the CFO’s reputation

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An article in today’s Wall Street Journal talks about failure of Amazon to maintain quality control over its retail network. I wish it had been published two months ago. I was ‘late to the party’ in adapting Amazon as a preferred provider of supplies for my small business clients but finally made that commitment this […]

Reduce business checking fees

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Today’s banking services are less expensive in the past but banks’ revenues are actually greater today. Why? Banks add extra fees for add-on services that can be avoided but only with proper management oversight. For example, most of the nation’s bill payment processors charge a hefty fee for cancelling and replacing a lost check. Many […]

“To pay a vendor”

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I’d love to discuss how your business can pay bills more quickly, with better management control and at a lower overall cost. Please the chat box below or the scheduling link to make an introduction. Businesses routinely pay vendors as part of normal operations. We commonly refer to our requirement to “pay the bills”. There […]

Remote part time small business controller services

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I’ve been wrestling with the pricing of remote controller services for small businesses. I had, on my own, established a ‘rule of thumb’ that any business that does not spend one percent of its gross revenues on internal and external accounting will likely hit legal or financial disaster. The cost is closer to two percent […]

Avoid being a fraud victim when venturing into the cannabis industry

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It seems like every week lately we read about another cannabis industry fraud. Investors are losing millions. Regulators are levying fines. The IRS, tax court and states are moving at full speed against these companies that simply lack effective management controls. In one tragic case, a cannabis business founder committed suicide after losing millions in […]

Questions about TechSoup

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My largest block of clients are charitable organizations. In that nonprofit field the company TechSoup is a popular vendor of technology services. A few recent events cause me to ask more questions. I’ve made a few purchases for clients through them. TechSoup markets “donated and specially discounted technology offers”. But lately I’ve noticed that specific […]

Five tech tools to boost small business income

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There are two approaches to boost the income of your small business: Increase revenue, or Decrease expenses. If your experience is like mine, there is no shortage of people willing to help you raise income. Marketing experts, business coaches, networking specialists, branding experts, and so forth. My inbox is overflowing daily from so many offers […]

A survey of state-specific continuing professional education ethics courses for Delaware CPAs

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Editing note: After initial publication I added noted on an unlimited CPE package if offered. Most Certified Public Accountants, like me, take continuing professional education (CPE) courses from a variety of sources on a range of topics of business interest or specialization over time in the normal course of business. I subscribe to several providers […]