December 18, 2019

Part of the beauty of creating a budget is that it requires you to take a look at all of the financial aspects of your company. Those expenses that you say surprised you? Be sure to track the item, amount, and vendor. Having this data will arm you for the future.

December 3, 2019

Kudos to you for looking to starting off the new decade right by establishing a budget for your business. This is the ultimate form of self-care for your company.

November 19, 2019

Q: I am a nutrition and meal-prep coach in Tualatin, Oregon and am gearing up for a busy holiday season with my clients. I really want to be able to take some off time off with my family around Christmas, but this is traditionally my busy season. Any advice on how to b...

November 5, 2019

When you set your goals, there needs to be a specific plan in place of how you'll be successful. KPIs help you determine those steps. We can’t be afraid of numbers. They’re all around us and the key to staying and growing in business. Data equals facts, and knowing...

October 21, 2019

e all know the importance of saving in our personal lives. For some reason, I find that that knowledge doesn’t always transfer to business owners. To put it bluntly, I often see business owners quickly spending the income they earn in their business. Investing in you...

Q: I am newly married woman in Newberg and plan to leave my job in the next year to run my business full-time. My husband says that he’s worried about how this will impact our finances. What should I tell him?  A: Congratulations to you! This is a popular time of yea...

September 24, 2019

We live in an age of online gurus telling us at every turn how simple it is to make six or seven figures. I’m here to tell you that if you’re looking for easy, then business ownership is not for you. It’s not glamorous, but you need to create a budget and a plan. There...

September 10, 2019

Thinking about establishing best practices for your finances from the beginning shows that you are a savvy business owner who will put the hard work in to achieve success. Internal controls are the financial rules of your business. What I like about the process of sett...

A critical component of managing your finances is review as well as analysis. A financial review should not just an annual event. As the summer winds down, now is the time for a seasonal review to discover trends about your financial performance this time of year. How...

Q: I saw your recent post about vacation time and appreciated it. What I find myself working is if whether self-care is honestly something that fits into an entrepreneur's life. Between taking care of my family, my house, and my business, I am struggling to know how to...

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