June 30th is the half point of the year! Why not take a proactive view on your tax forms and review your employee and subcontractor. It is a great time to do a small business mid year review to look at your 1099-misc. subcontractors and your Employee W-2 information to make sure everything is in order. Check the following information: Official name of the subcontractor company, Employer Identification Number and addresses are correct. Subcontractors social security numbers are correct. … [Read more...]
Small Business Procedures Tips Archive Page
Welcome to our Small Business Procedures Tips Archive Page to help you and your business streamline processes. Read the archive posts for tips to use in your business.
Next Week is National Small Business Week! If you haven't checked out The U.S. Small Business Administration site, this is a great week to check it out. They offer several webinars this week. Check out the list of webinars they offer. I like this site. It is a great resource to help start your own business, get loans and grant information, and many other things. There is even a Learning Center that has a variety of video and courses you can take. From Marketing to Finance to selling to the … [Read more...]
Every small business owner has to deal with paper throughout their day. But, not all tasks have to be printed on paper. Here are 5 going paperless apps no small business owner can do without. I know I sure can't. Trip travel apps: Such as Tripit: holds all your travel information like a hotel, airline, and car rental information. You can even email your itinerary to a person so they know your information as well. Great for sharing your schedule with your coworkers and clients. Reward card … [Read more...]
Whether you are delegating tasks to employees or subcontractors, here are 5 tips for delegating tasks every small business owner should know. Know what you want to delegate. Delegate any task that you do not need direct connect with. Get rid of tasks that are easy and that can be easily explained. Not all the unpleasant tasks can be delegated. If you don't like to do your deposits, you may not want someone else doing this task since it involves depositing money. Learn to release some … [Read more...]
Tuesday is said to be the most productive day of the week. With the Monday morning meeting behind you and your priorities set for the week, Tuesdays are usually the most productive day of the week. But here are 5 tips on how to make your office productive every day not just on Tuesdays. Start each day with a list of things to do in a priority order. You can use letters or numbers as priorities. Try to use different symbols that show the priorities for fun. First priority could be ! , The … [Read more...]
Recently, I was working with a client helping her set up an invoice system to speed up the invoice process she needed to do each month and dreaded it so much. She would procrastinate for days. This client has about 15 recurring clients that she was necessary to bill random work hours at different rates from the previous month. She would write all her invoices by hand and then write the envelope by hand. It would take her hours, maybe even days to do all the invoices. We had an initial … [Read more...]