Starting a business when you have a young family at home can be a risky business. Babies and children need clothes, food, and a roof over their heads, and it can be hard to imagine how you’ll provide stability in the uncertain economic climate. Nevertheless, if you’re trying to strike that elusive work/life balance, being your own boss comes with many benefits. You have autonomy over your time for a start, you can control your income (to an extent), and you’re able to work from home when you need to.
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How Businesses Can Turn Waste Into Profit

by Pam on December 6, 2017

Cutting costs is one of the most effective ways to increase profits, but sometimes it isn’t the best solution. For instance, you don’t want to cut the quality of your product or service in the effort to bring more money in, because this could seriously backfire on you if your customers start to boycott your business. The best option is to optimize your production. This means analyzing your data so that you can hit the sweet spot between production and demand. It also means either reusing your production waste, or even finding another industry where you can turn that waste into profit. To find out what you can do with your company, follow these steps:

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Are you a small business owner contemplating whether or not to accept credit card payments?  If so, I’ve outlined some of the benefits below that you should consider when making your decision.  Note that the perks of accepting credit card payments are for both your business as well as for your customers. And we all know that if the customers are happy, the business is more prone to be a continued success.
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Your business isn’t going to function particularly well if you’re supporting a chaotic work environment. It’s your company and you have to step up and take control of it, so you’re not always running around frantically.

If you continue to work like this, eventually your clients will catch on and they’ll be turned off by your disorganization. It’s not worth losing customers over. Focus your time and energy on perfecting policies and procedures and creating a foundation and atmosphere that promotes effectiveness and efficiency. You’ll work faster and be happier. See best practices a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) needs to run a smooth business.
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The Family In Your Family Business

by Pam on October 23, 2017

When you give up on a normal career and decide to pursue your own business, you have to make loads of different sacrifices. From time to security, your life will change a huge amount, and a lot of people aren’t ready for the work they’ll have to do. Of course, though, you’re not the only one giving things up. Those around you, like your family and other loved ones, will have to deal with your choices, too. To help you in making this worth their while, this post will be exploring some of the benefits your family business can have for the family itself.
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