Video Conferencing: A Better Way to Conduct Business Meetings

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Conducting business meetings can turn out to be a very complicated process, especially in today’s busy world. Yet they are a vital aspect of a business’s welfare, so it is important that they are handled efficiently. Fortunately, advancements in technology have made it possible for businesses to outline their goals as well as keep track of successes and failures in a better way. This is [...]

8 Reasons To Hire A Family Law Attorney

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The question, “Do I Need a Family Law Attorney?” comes up in discussions involving Divorce, and other issues such as, Child Custody, Child Support or Alimony (known as, Spousal Maintenance). In Minnesota, there is no law that requires you to hire legal representation in a family law case. Therefore, you always have the option to represent yourself. However, when we hear this question, often the [...]

Small Business Accounting 101: Ten Steps to Get Your Startup on Track

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This list of 10 small business accounting steps will give you the confidence to know you’ve covered your bases, and are ready to move on to the next item on your business to-do list! 1. Open a Bank Account After you’ve legally registered your business, you’ll need somewhere to stash your business income. Having a separate bank account keeps records distinct and will make life [...]

What Everyone Should Know About Skiing in Japan

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How to navigate the emerging winter mecca. For the past decade, Japan has been gaining traction with America’s snow obsessives. No wonder, with the dollar trouncing the yen and a maritime climate that drops insanely good powder for a full five months. The best conditions are on the northernmost island of Hokkaido, which gets 600 inches of snowfall annually, nearly twice that of Vail. Families [...]

Five Questions About Fixed Fees You’re Afraid to Ask

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1. How on earth can you make money with fixed fees? It’s easy! At least, it is if you’re one of the many firms that calculate their fixed fees by multiplying the estimated number of hours by their hourly billing rate and doubling it just in case! (Click here to watch “Cometh the Hour” on YouTube). New Math New Money DownloadThere’s a better way, of [...]

Video conferencing do’s and don’ts

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When it comes to video conferencing, Daniel Post Senning would like to remind you the game is yours to win -- or lose. "Your ability to handle and manage [videoconferencing] tools says something about your professional brand and who you are," says Senning, author of Emily Post's Manners in a Digital World, Living Well Online and spokesperson with The Emily Post Institute. And that includes [...]

Easy Accounting Tips for Small Businesses

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We have the smartest and most clever accountant in the world. So we asked him to give us some accounting tips for small businesses just starting out. Here’s what he wrote. It’s solid advice from an accountant who saves us tons of money. If you want a referal to our personal accountant just let me know in the comments. Accounting Tips KISS. Keep it simple [...]

Guide to Choosing an Accountant

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Whether you are a business or individual, using a qualified tax professional is a sensible idea. This depends on your turnover. Different people demand different services of expertise from their accountant With so many accountants, you may find yourself asking. What type of accountant do I need? How do I choose one that has my best interest in mind? Is this a competent accountant? Reputation [...]

How Video Conferencing is Driving Business Growth

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Video conferencing has come a long way in the enterprise; this technology has begun to dominate business communications as it is the most appealing choice for enterprises to hold productive online meetings and make contact with others instantly when communication is essential; in particular, video conferencing is important when face-to-face collaboration between colleagues is necessary in a distributed workforce. Video along with rich-media applications, voice [...]

6 Reasons Your Business Doesn’t Need Social Media

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The Top 6 Reasons why a business doesn’t need social media and trust me I’ve heard them all – are: We know our customers, we don’t need to listen to them online I prefer to talk to my customers face to face We don’t need/have new customers (closed system) Customers just complain online Our customers aren’t online (oh really?) We prefer to advertise through TV and [...]