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Budgeting Essentials

Helping you master the practical essentials of Budgeting, Cash Flow, Accounting and Debt Relief.

This blog addresses Budgeting, Cash Flow, Accounting and Debt Relief issues and tips for Small Business Owners.  The posts give you practical suggestions and how they can help you save money.

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Do you have a plan?

Many people begin the New Year with resolutions for changes that they want to make for the coming year.  Unfortunately, many of those resolutions fail, in part because there is no implementation plan that goes along with the resolution.  In business, that equates to going through the year with high hopes for a profitable year, but no budget to help you get there.  Today I want give you some tips to help you prepare a budget for your business.

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Business Owner Value - A Cost Saving Consideration

Last week we talked about ways you can work with your vendors to help save money for your business.  I have successfully used this approach with my vendors successfully for years.  If you would like to review them, you can review that post by CLICKING HERE.  This week I am sharing another area that you can look at to save money for your business. 

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Are you implementing your Cost Saving Measures?

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Last week we talked about things you can do to save money in your business.  I hope that you have had a chance to dig in to those tips and have already put those tips into practice.  If you missed that post, you can still read it by CLICKING HERE.  This week I am sharing some tips on getting your savings analysis underway.

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Who Sets the Vision? Tips for implementing

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Last week I talked generally about leading your small business by setting the vision.  This week, I am going to give you some specific suggestions on ways to explore cost saving for your business.  So what can you do to ensure that you get as much of your sales to the bottom line as possible?  A big area to look at is your vendors.  There are a number of things you need to look at with your vendors.

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Who Sets the Vision?

As Small Business Owners, we have many things that we have to accomplish.  Delegating duties to staff is vital to being able to keep everything functioning as it should.  This is especially true in the area of bookkeeping (accounting).  Most small business owners are not accountants.  This usually puts the accounting duties high on the list of duties to be delegated.  For most of the accounting duties, this is a very good idea.  The day to day detail activities required to prepare your financial statements don’t produce any additional income for the business.  You need to monitor the duties, but a good detailed bookkeeper can perform these duties for you. 

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Budget Help is Here!

We are opening our FREE Excel Budgeting workshop soon.  This workshop is for small business owners and anyone who has a crew of people that they have to run.  CLICK HERE to sign up.

I was texting with a friend of mine the other day.  I had asked him how he was doing.  He responded:

                Over worked, under paid!  Beat up and burnt out!!  Same as it ever was!  Same as it ever was!”

At one time or another, many people feel that way.

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Why Do I need a Budget?

Small business owners are busy.  They wear many different hats to keep their business going.  The CEO decisions are theirs to make, but marketing, customer service and yes, even taking out the trash often fall to that person, too.  Every task you choose to do will take time.  Once you use that time, you can’t get it back.  Many people think that money is the most precious commodity.  That is not true.  Time is the most precious commodity.  You can always make more money.  Time is limited.  You don’t get a do over on time.  Once you use the time, you never get it back.  It is very important to CHOOSE what you do with your time. 

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It is Budget Time - How will you prepare your budget?

It’s Budget Time

It is that time of year, when the days are getting shorter and people are getting together for…

No, not the annual Christmas party, (it is that time too!), but time to prepare the annual budget.  The first of the year is almost here and with it a new fiscal year (for most of us).  It is time to get the sales projections together for next year and to look at projected cash flow and capital needs.  So, what are some of the things we should be thinking about as we complete our budgets?

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Welcome to Practical Excel Accounting!

Thank you for joining us today as we kick off our new blog, Practical Excel Accounting!

Each Monday we discuss in plain terms issues related to Accounting and Excel.  We will have tips you can use as well as discussing issues relevant to Accounting and Excel.  Join our mailing list to receive the weekly post by email.  Sign up below!  

Today we discuss keeping things simple.  Many people think that in order to impress their boss, they have to come up with a complex solution to what they are working on.  This takes a lot of energy all around.  You will spend a lot of time and energy creating a complex solution.  Simple solutions also take time initially.  The difference comes once you have the solution.

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