How comfortable are you with your small business’ online security?

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Security, Small Business

  We already know that a large portion of cyber attacks reportedly target small businesses. SCORE put out a useful summary report earlier this year and this article by People Driven Solutions gives a good overview. CURRENT STANDARDS What should we do about it? Most of my clients follow these basics standards: Keep software up […]

Tech changes this week rock small businesses

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Computers and Internet, Data Management, Security, Small Business

Both of these issues came in the last days of September. As of today, I only know that both issues deserve more attention. MICROSOFT: This is significant technical news for the legal and accounting fields as well as many other small businesses who use a Windows based system to manage data. Bottom line: I will […]

September progress

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, Cannabis, Marijuana related business (MRB), Marketing, Nonprofit, Small Business

This month of September 2019 was one of the most productive I’ve had in decades of small business. I helped launch (or re-launch) five new businesses. Three of them are nonprofits. One is already a financially “profitable” nonprofit so the tax and social benefit impact is impressive. I’ve proven that by offering free assistance to […]

New problem with cellular internet

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Computers and Internet, Data Management, Small Business, technoogy

Of course Murphy’s Law dictates that this internet access issue came to a crisis in the last two business days before business tax filing deadline on Monday. I’ve been thinking how ironic it would be if lack of internet access is the factor that finally causes me to leave my home office after 25+ years […]

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

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Accounting, bookkeeping, Small Business

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 […]

WikiDelphia.org – what’s not to love!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Small Business, Social Media

Metropolitan Philadelphia is a wonderful place thanks to the people committed to seeing it strengthen and improve. We cover parts of three states where the Delaware River flows into the Bay; a crucially important inflection point for our country’s history and its future. I’ve lived here in this Delaware Valley region from the northwestern suburbs […]

“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 […]