Running a business

Whether you’re starting a business, up and running, or starting to scale, you’ll find helpful tips and insights here.

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The ultimate year-end payroll checklist

Year end can be hectic, but it’s a great opportunity to get your ducks in a row and dig deep into your business performance to plan for growth in the coming year. One important step toward those goals is making sure you cover all your bases when it comes to your payroll and employee records, […]

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Instagram small business audit: Four Moons Spa

For small business owners, the world of marketing is a confusing one. Marketing is often one of the hardest elements to DIY because it takes a unique way of planning and strategy to execute effectively. In many cases, it also feels like wasted time; when only one-tenth of your energy is focused on your Instagram […]

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The best marketing tactic for a small business budget

The internet is full of great examples of marketing campaigns, but what do you do when you don’t have a budget to match? This post walks through one marketing tactic that doesn’t cost a lot but will still give you big results.

Maximizing your dollar: A guide to picking the right conferences for your business

A valuable conference experience doesn’t just happen—it takes research, planning and execution. You work hard for your money, and even harder for your time away from the office, and choosing the right (or wrong) conference could have a big impact on your business. Answer these nine questions before you register for a conference and make sure you’re heading to the right one.

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What is cash flow? A guide to keeping money moving in your business

Having a healthy cash flow is one of the most important factors affecting the long-term sustainability of any small business. This article explains cash flow in a simple way with strategies to managing it successfully.

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How to transform your business by systemizing and automating

One of the secrets to business success is finding ways to spend less time on administrative tasks. Here’s how to increase your billable hours and save time for business development by systematizing and automating daily tasks.

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Is it time to break up with your customer?

Deciding which customers are truly a good fit for your business is an important—and often overlooked—growth strategy. Here are five signs that it’s time to let go of a customer or client.

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Four reports that show you the health of your business

Understanding your business’ financial situation is important for sustainability and growth. This article walks through the key insights you can learn from four key reports that are available in your free Wave account.

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The dos and don’ts of client gifting

Sending a gift to your client at the holidays is a great way to show them you value them, but it pays to follow some simple guidelines. This post covers the right way to send your clients gifts at the holidays.

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How small businesses can save money by going paperless

As more businesses undergo digital transformations, more are also going paperless in the process. This post explains the benefits of doing so and a few ways to go paperless (digital invoicing is just one way).

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How to blog like a pro

If you’re a small business owner looking to grow using blog content, good writing isn’t enough. This article has our top tips for building a content strategy that will help your business grow.

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Boss pitch: How to successfully pitch your business ideas

Most people who dream of running a business have to pitch to potential investors, clients, or employees at some point. We’ve come up with nine tips to help you feel confident while you’re doing it.

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The [elusive] small business grant: Nine tips on what it is and how to find it

Business grants are a great way for entrepreneurs to get funding for a small business, but, are they even a real thing? Yes! And hopefully with these nine tips you’ll find it easier to navigate the complexities of applying for one.

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The small business guide to marketing on Instagram

Instagram is king these days when it comes to social media marketing. Here are some tips for how small businesses can build their brand and grow on Instagram.

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Four proven ways to increase your repeat customer base

Repeat customers are an essential part of long-term success for any business. This post walks through how to keep your customers coming back—and happy enough to refer your business.