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An Analysis of Customer Resource Management for SMB Once a business gets large enough that it is considering a deeper dive into its marketing, it needs to track the efficiency of its efforts and get help in facilitating some of the customer tracking and engagements. This is where a customer resource manager (referred to as […]

Feeling overwhelmed at work

6 Overlooked Steps in WA New Biz Setups

  Starting a Washington business and feeling a little lost? There are many steps needed to get your business all setup, and it is easy for something to slip through the cracks. Write down a list of steps to take and make sure you include the 6 easily missed items below. Start tracking expenses as […]

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Do You Truly Understand WA Sales & Use Tax?

Being a small business owner in a state that has sales tax has its own set of challenges.  It seems easy at the start.  A customer comes in and purchases a product, sales tax is paid to the seller and the seller holds onto the sales tax.  The seller carefully makes sure not to spend […]

Squeezing Wallet

3 Solutions to Managing Your Bookkeeping on a Budget!

Unless they have saved up the capital, or have an investor, many small businesses start out with limited cash flow. This often results in some hard decisions being made regarding what services can and cannot be included in the startup operations. However, if one cannot afford to outsource services, then the owner needs to be […]

Separate Home Office

How to Grow a Business While Working Full or Part-Time (Part Four: Keep personal, work, and business separated)

Part Four:  Keep personal, work, and business separated Not only do I maintain that you should always keep a separate bank account for your business (seriously, this is extremely important for so many reasons, and has such low barriers in time and cost, so just do it!), but also keep your time scheduled separately.  I […]

DIY Accounting Spreadsheet

So you just started, or you aren’t sure you need a bookkeeper yet.  A lot of businesses will just run out there and get QuickBooks or another accounting software and try to do things from home.  However, even the most basic accounting software requires a little accounting knowledge to be set up properly.  If you […]