New Year’s Checklist for Small Businesses

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we find that many businesses have a bit of downtime in late January.  Usually our firm capitalizes on this time to complete our New Year’s checklist of annual projects.  Here are a couple items we’ll be crossing off early 2014, and we encourage you to do the same:


Review and price shop your insurance.

Client Appreciation Gifts for Small Businesses

Can you believe it’s already “that time of year” where businesses have to start the process of client appreciation gifts?  Where did 2013 go?

This year we plan on going a more non-traditional route with our gifting…we’ll be putting funds into charitable organizations on behalf of our clients.

Networking Proves Essential for Small Businesses

Last week the Daily Herald Business Ledger published an article regarding suburban start-up company UICO LLC. The firm develops and manufactures industrial-grade touch screen products that withstand heat and water, can be used with gloves, and are extremely durable.

Celebrating Earth Week at Work

With Earth Day/Week upon us, we thought it ideal to share a couple ways to celebrate this holiday and promote the causes it stands for.  Take a look at the list below and comment on how you may be celebrating.

Commit to a rideshare program…even if it is just for the week.

Cost Saving Methods: Monitor Your Entertainment Budget

After a brief blog hiatus, we’d like to finish off our series on monitoring costs for 2013. Now that we are in full swing, most likely so is our “entertainment budget.” If you are in any kind of sales related business, chances are you are courting clients frequently.

Cost Saving Methods: Monitor Your Small Business Vendor Expenses

Last week we started discussing cost-saving measures for your business in 2013. To continue that conversation, we’d like to move onto our second tip in which we implemented in 2012: Asses and review your providers.

Over your years in business you may have developed trusted relationships with some of your business vendors…you probably even consider them advisors for your business.

Cost Saving Methods: Monitor Supplies

Welcome to 2013! We’re sure this year will be on the same upward trend as 2012…and to get things headed in that direction, we thought we’d focus the next few blogs on cost saving measures for small businesses. Listed below is a method we put into place during 2012 which positively impacted our bottom line profit.

Is your business prepared?

In light of Hurricane Sandy, our firm has devoted this blog to disaster recovery…or better yet, preparations for disaster recovery. Many business owners are so busy with the day to day needs of their business and personnel, that outlining a disaster recovery plan often gets put on the back burner.