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According to a new report from Emergent Research and Intuit Inc., “nearly 80% of U.S. small businesses will be fully adapted to cloud computing by 2020.”  If you own a small business and haven’t considered making the move yet, ponder the following: Read more...

When starting a business, there are a few important points you need to know about Sales Tax.  This week I’ve had the discussion several times and decided it would be beneficial to share the information with the VBO audience.  Each state has it’s own regulations.  If you’re not ready to outsource these services, it’s important for you to contact your state department for your state’s specifics.  Here’s a brief summary: Read more...

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On a personal level, I’ve always had a hard time saying “no”. If someone asks for help, I always want do so. Especially if I am able. It should come as no surprise that this trait carried over to my professional self…for a little while. It didn’t take long to learn that always saying “yes” can be damaging to the company. A few tough lessons that I have learned: Read more...

If I were to write about all the problems I’ve encountered these last few weeks with Verizon, I’d have a short story. But, this is not a venting blog! This is an educational blog.  At least I hope someone learns something from my blogs. Today’s lesson: The important of communication! Read more...

Of all the years doing what I do best, I’ve “negotiated” with hundreds of vendors on payments. Typically the vendor and I come to some sort of payment arrangement that will work for the both of us. Last week I encountered a vendor that didn’t appreciate my honesty regarding the current cash situation of a client. An order was delivered COD. I had requested the vendor hold the check for one day to allow a deposit to clear the bank. The vendor in turn threatened to sue my client, call the Attorney General’s office, and showed up at the client’s office to threaten additional lawsuits. Read more...

Amy used to get the 1040 forms from the post office to file her own taxes. One day her neighbor, Becky, asked Amy if she wouldn’t mind filing her taxes as well. Amy thought Becky was a great neighbor and didn’t mind at all. Becky bragged about how helpful Amy was that the following year, Becky’s co-workers asked Amy to file their taxes in return for cash. Five years down the road, Amy rented office space in town on the corner by the street light. Her client list is well above 50 people. Now the IRS wants to tell Amy that she needs to pay them a fee and take a test in order to file other people’s taxes. Read more...

A salesperson is trying to sell you his / her service. Your instincts tell you to ask for a referral. However, there’s a small voice in the back of your mind saying they’ll provide you with a list of their best clients. Why not be more specific about your referral? VBO recommends trying the following technique. Read more...

There’s a lot of talk about the “cloud” these days. “Cloud” is a fancy name for portal. If you access your banking information online, you use a portal. So how do you know which portal is right for your company? In our search for our “cloud” VBO encountered a few issues. Consider the following before selecting your portal. Read more...

Sunday mornings on MSNBC there’s a show named “Your Business” (@OPENForum). It’s a show based on helping small businesses. This particular week was a repeat about a makeover for a Bed & Breakfast in CT, Abbey’s Lantern Hill. The owner perfectly illustrated most small business owners; One owner, many hats. The owner handled marketing, sales, accounting, and operations. Sound like you? Read more...

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