5 Common Finance Mistakes to Avoid for Small Businesses

Strategy Driven

This can be due to a lack of planning or trying to DIY your finances and making business finance mistakes you cannot overcome. Following a budget is the easiest way to take control of your business finances. Like your personal credit score, your business credit score is an instant indicator to lenders and investors of how well you manage your business finances. Combining Your Personal and Business Finances. Avoid These Finance Mistakes to Have Business Success.

Financing our Foodshed

CEO Blog

He travels in an eclectic eco crowd. While there, I met a friend who stopped by his house - Carol Peppe Hewitt who had just written a book - Financing Our Foodshed - Growing Local Food with Slow Money. It was the 4th of July here. I suppose it was in Canada too but it just had no meaning there. But being Canadian, I prefer to celebrate Victoria Day so some pictures of my granddaughter, Victoria. And one with Josh kissing his sister.

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Leaders Travel Light

Chris Brady

" | Main | Siena by Car - "You Idiot" » July 11, 2010 Leaders Travel Light I learned it the hard way, really, by dragging bulky bags through crowded bus terminals, onto packed trains, and up stairs at a five-hundred year-old hotel.   Traveling light is not only a necessity for anyone wanting to do some serious traipsing around the globe, but it serves as a valid metaphor for life, as well. Become the best leader you can be: travel light.

How to Turn Traveling the World into a Career

Strategy Driven

The biggest obstacle people face when torn between staying and leaving is usually their finances. Take a few weeks to think about your reasons for traveling – do you want to experience more of the world? Now that you’ve thought about it carefully and got the right vaccinations , make sure to plan at least a little bit ahead, even if the lack of schedule is precisely why you want to travel. Focus on the reasons you are traveling and make them marketable.

How You Can Make Your Blog a Business While Traveling the World

Strategy Driven

Traveling is hard enough, without trying to run a business as you go! Travel blogging is a huge industry, and we’ve got some tips to help you join in the action. After you’ve booked your tickets and sorted your passport and visas, use this guide to find internet fame and make money as your own online traveling show. This is easy, passive income as you travel. Look After Your Finances.

International Travel as Education, Adventure and Service

Chris Brady

I had been bitten by the travel bug. I soon thereafter began traveling for for my job, and went out west to visit friends when I got time off work. Finally, I began traveling abroad on vacations, more to study and learn than as a holiday. Travel can sometimes be a bear, especially considering weather delays, mechanical problems, lines, germs, and a myriad of other inconveniences. Live purposely and travel light.

Launching a Personal Finance Revolution

Chris Brady

The series is called the Personal Mastery Series , for reasons which will become obvious to all viewers, and the subject matter for the first episode is personal finances. The title of the event is, Launching a Personal Finance Revolution , and can be purchased in advance here. Join us for some candid commentary on how you can gain personal mastery over money and Launch a Personal Finance Revolution in your life!

Complimentary Resource – How to Cut the Hidden Costs Out of Travel and Expense Management

Strategy Driven

How to Cut the Hidden Costs Out of Travel and Expense Management. Learn how to reduce your company’s overall operating costs by taking a strategic approach to your travel and expense management process. Discover how organizations are significantly cutting costs and saving time with an automated travel and expense management process in this special webinar from Concur and Business Finance Magazine. Complimentary Resource – Overseas Business Travel Risk.

Memories vs. Material

Chris Brady

Finances and Economics LLR Daily Application TravelThis bad economy is really poorly timed, mostly because it's happening right while we're alive to experience it. We've come out of a credit binge where easy money was available at low interest rates. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Traveling for Work? You’re a Prime Target for Hackers

Harvard Business

As if the stresses and headaches of business travel weren’t enough, there’s one more thing to worry about while traveling in unfamiliar places: the security of your email. Each time a traveling executive opens spymail, they reveal a wealth of private information — their current location, the time of day they read their email, the hotel at which they are staying. Establish executive travel email protocol.

How You Can Avoid Bankruptcy as a Business

Strategy Driven

However, this means paying close attention to your business’ finances by budgeting and closely watching your expenditures. Seeing as they have experience and the required knowledge when it comes to finances, they’re in the best position to help you avoid major money mistakes and keep your books in order. They should also be certified as you’re entrusting your business’ finances into their hands. Doing so should help you keep expenses to a minimum and free up your finances.

“Can I Deduct That?” 8 Must-Know Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Strategy Driven

Travel Expenses. Business travel isn’t cheap. Business travel is commonly a vital aspect of creating leads, meeting with investors, attending conferences, generating interest, and so on. There is all manner of opportunities to travel for business purposes. Managing Your Finances business management managing your finances Small Business Finances strategydrivenThere are over 32 million small businesses operating in the US.

What Harms Your Business Budget The Most?

Strategy Driven

Travel Costs. Managing Your Finances business management managing your finances strategydrivenEvery single business out there has a budget. Every single business who wants to survive beyond the first five years is going to listen to and obey their budget! It might be hard going at times, but it’ll be worth any potential risks in the long run. And because of that, you might want to work out what costs are currently the biggest sucks on your budget.

Best Practices To Optimize Your Self Employment Taxes

Strategy Driven

Specifically speaking, you can claim them for a home office, advertising and marketing, computer equipment and software, office supplies, utilities and travel, and business meals. Managing Your Finances Entrepreneurship managing your finances optimizing taxes personal taxes strategydrivenIt’s great to be your own boss and this is the reason that a large number of people are picking up freelancing. Even those in full-time jobs are embracing it as a side hustle.

How Big Data Brings Marketing and Finance Together

Harvard Business Review

Rajamannar involved finance early. To spearhead analytic efforts, he assigned a finance person – who was already embedded in marketing – to create an ROI evaluation framework and integrated her deeper into the marketing function. While marketing might focus on maximizing card transactions, or swipes, finance understands that not all swipes are equal (depending on the deal with a given bank). Once mostly marketing, it’s now equal parts marketing, finance and analytics.

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Leadership in the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association

Coaching Tip

The RV Financing Community. Leadership Sports Travel What is Work life Coleman Company Fleetwood Enterprises Ford Motor Company John Brademas Monaco Coach Corporation Recreation Vehicle Industry Association RVIA Thetford Corporation Thor Industries U.S. . RVIA Membership Directory. Special Award. Presented to an individual within the RV industry who has made extraordinary contributions to the industry''s overall success. Norm Jacobson. Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. Sid Johnson.

How You Can Avoid Bankruptcy as a Business

Strategy Driven

However, this means paying close attention to your business’ finances by budgeting and closely watching your expenditures. Seeing as they have experience and the required knowledge when it comes to finances, they’re in the best position to help you avoid major money mistakes and keep your books in order. They should also be certified as you’re entrusting your business’ finances into their hands. Doing so should help you keep expenses to a minimum and free up your finances.

The Future of Cities Depends on Innovative Financing

Harvard Business Review

As I travel to urban development conferences, I often hear people bemoan an infrastructure funding gap, but the hard truth is there is no funding gap. In traditional financing models, it’s just not possible for investors to see their way to a financial return based on some abstract added value of the integrated whole. The vibrant, sustainable cities of the future will be funded and delivered by creative financing arrangements that encourage collaboration.

Navigate Your Path to Success

Women on Business

Gretchen Glasscock said: Navigate Your Path to Success: I have always traveled quite a bit for business, and before every trip I would d… [link] [.]

Wholesale VoIP Versus Paying Per User

Strategy Driven

With traditional phone lines, the call travels over copper wire, which is usually installed and owned by the phone company. Managing Your Finances StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective business management strategydriven voip wholesale voipIn the VoIP world, there are two types of pricing models: Paying per user and wholesale pricing.

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Are They Contractors or Staff?

Women on Business

Who pays travel expenses? Books for Businesswomen business development Businesswomen Bloggers Communications decision-making Female Entrepreneurs Female Executives female executives Finance Human Resources Issues International Business Leadership Legal and Compliance Issues Management Strategy Women Business Owners Women On Business Women On Business News Workplace Issues

Case Study: Should a Hotelier Invest in a New Kind of Online Travel Agency?

Harvard Business Review

Ervaring’s CEO, Curt Schmitt, had suggested that they use part of their time at the ITB Berlin Trade Show to learn more about HotelShield, a new venture designed to help hotels increase direct bookings and reduce their dependence on online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Expedia and Priceline, which facilitated a significant number of reservations but took a substantial cut of the revenue they generated. trillion travel industry.


14 Years In, What I’ve Learned.

Rich Gee Group

I put in the late hours and traveled across the globe. Suggested reading: Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur: Blueprint for Building a Solid, Profitable Business Fail often, fail forward. I met with a close colleague at Starbucks the other day and while we were reminiscing, I realized I’ve been coaching for 14 years — time flies when you’re having so much fun.

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Does Your Startup Have a Spending Strategy?

Harvard Business

If your startup spends a lot on office design or executive first-class travel, consider the impression on your staff. Entrepreneurial finance Budgeting Costs Entrepreneurial management Digital ArticleCatherine Ledner/Getty Images. Starting a new business involves a host of challenges, and chief among them is knowing what to spend your money on—and how much to spend. You have to consider salaries, marketing budget, office size, technology services, and on and on.

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Mobile Phones Promise to Bring Banking to the World’s Poorest

Harvard Business

Because she is paid in cash and conducts all of her transactions in cash, she must travel to pay her bills for medical or child care in person. However, some services, such as the well-popularized microcredit financing, designed to grow small businesses, have not worked as well as anticipated. Internet Emerging markets Finance & Accounting Africa Asia Digital Articlelaura schneider FOR HBR.

4 Post-Pandemic Marketing Tips to Help Your Business

Strategy Driven

Since you can’t always depend on a financing source to help you out when times get tough, you need to boost your marketing plan and develop loyalty among your customers. Offer virtual meetings or online classes to ease fears about traveling out.

Red Notice by Bill Browder

CEO Blog

I just read the most fascinating book by Bill Browder - Red Notice - a True Story or High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice. He ended up getting legislation passed that barred criminals from Russia traveling and seized their assets. Yes, most people think I only read boring business books but I do read some other books too. It is the story of a business person/investment banker/hedge fund guy who buys assets that Russia sold in the privatization.

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Stay Productive: How to Winterproof Your Workplace

Strategy Driven

As traveling in rain, snow or other tough elements can pose a risk to a driver’s safety, you should provide advice for your team to follow when traveling from A to B for their role. If you follow the above tips, you could create a safe and comfortable working environment for your team, which could boost productivity and protect your company’s finances.

Can A Leased Car Be Used As A Taxi?

Strategy Driven

The vehicle is technically owned by the company providing the financing until the end of the contract. There is no way for the finance company to know whether or not you will buy the vehicle when the contract is over. Cars that are used as taxis typically travel much greater distances and experience more wear and tear than standard vehicles. Financing companies may provide further restrictions, limiting the annual mileage to anywhere from 35,000 to 45,000 miles.

Bogus Audited Statements Are Holding Africa Back

Harvard Business

Indeed, for all the mileages accumulated by African market regulators as they travel around the world promoting their markets, nothing could be more impactful than building trusted institutions where audited statements are reliable. Auditing Finance & Accounting Recession Africa Digital ArticleThe Great Recession revealed one of the weakest links in Africa’s quest to build strong capital markets — bogus audited statements.

A 5 Step Action Plan to Require of Colleges.

Rich Gee Group

Parents will not be willing to risk their family finance and retirement without greater assurance of achieving the end goal—JOB OPPORTUNITY. It also eliminates the unnecessary health-risk exposure of teams and fans traveling between colleges. This is a powerful article from my good friend, Hans Hanson — a National College Advisor who helps families save college costs and win admissions. It was so spot-on, I had to re-publish it on my site. Enjoy.

The Most Dangerous Way to Measure Success

Let's Grow Leaders

” I was sure my new friend, Laura, (not her real name) was going to tell me about tight finances, a booked business calendar, or kid’s soccer schedules. I was able to involve them in some of my travel as I built the business, and also to be around. Only you know if you’re accomplishing who you set out to be. Stop looking around at slivery glimpses of other people’s lives and judging yourself. Trust me, you don’t know the whole story. We never can.

New JohnHunter.com Website

Curious Cat

The home page now shows selected blog posts I have written about management, as well as on other topics: investing, software development, travel, software testing, engineering, personal finance etc. I have created a new web site for my personal site. I hope you like it. The site allows you to subscribe to an RSS feed of my posts. The new site makes it easy to find the pages you desire via a drop down menu or using the search option.

21 Home-Based Business Ideas & Tips for Starting a Business from Home

Miles Anthony Smith

Term loans , SBA loans , lines of credit and invoice financing are just a few of the options available to small business owners. As a startup, your finances will likely be very thin as is. Travel Costs​ Depending on the nature of your business you could be traveling frequently. If so, you can write off several things: Hotel costs: If you pay for any kind of lodging during work-related travel, keep the receipts and make sure you write this off.

7 Poisonous Thoughts That Interfere With Your Success

Lead Change Blog

You may be risking your career, your finances, or even your own self-esteem. Some people will simply not understand , or they will not want to lend their support to your efforts to become more successful because you aren’t taking the well-traveled path. Whatever it is that you are trying to achieve in life, it can be extremely frustrating when you encounter roadblocks to accomplishing your goals and obtaining success.

What’s Your “Canary in a Coal Mine”?


When I was traveling in Marin County recently, I visited a winery. These threats may come in the form of legislation, litigation, regulations, competition, supplier dependability, financing, etc. by Gary Cohen Canary in a Coal Mine. To act as a canary in a coal mine is to serve as a warning to others.

My employer makes us use personal credit card for company expenses

HR Digest

Travel expenses or meals for clients/employees. and need to keep proper track of my finances. While I’m not a business travel expert, I do know that open lines of communication is essential in such matters. The idea to save yourself from work-travel anxiety and keep your wallet intact. Happy travels! Sometimes, not having the "awkward expensing conversation" sends the wrong message.

Logistics For Your Business

Strategy Driven

Setting up your website, working on getting finances sorted, they are all part and parcel of a startup too. If you have planned correctly, you can choose to have a more extended travel time, slower, but ultimately cheaper way or you have time to find the right contract logistics company for you. It can become somewhat of a conundrum. Working out how to get your products from the manufacturers, to the storage, and then from that warehouse to the customer.

Preparing Your Small Business For A Disaster

Strategy Driven

The last thing that you want to do when your premises have been damaged or destroyed, or if conditions have made it unsafe to travel is to have to worry about finding out important documents. If you have any loans or finance on anything, talk to your lenders and creditors. Small business owners wear many hats. They are marketers, IT specialists, inventors, accountants, security experts, website designers, human resources, and much more.

Washington's Lessons: 30 Surprising Facts About George Washington

Leading Blog

Very often, when he was traveling, he would rise early to sneak out of a town or enter it before he could be escorted by local dignitaries. His public life took a terrible toll on his finances. I N Washington: A Life , Ron Chernow calls Washington “the most famously elusive figure in American history.” Chernow offers these facts about George Washington. Washington was the only major founder who lacked a college education.

How Credit Card Companies Make Their Money

Strategy Driven

We may think we are above the influence that stress has on our finances, but studies indicate the contrary. One source of fees that catches many credit users off their guard arises when traveling in a foreign place. This fee may be a small price to pay generally speaking, but it still might be a reason to avoid making large purchases when traveling abroad, or opting to use cash if you do.

Debunking the Myths of the Great Depression

Chris Brady

  Posted by Chris Brady at 10:23 PM in Contemporary Leadership , Finances and Economics | Permalink Reblog (0) | | Digg This | Save to del.icio.us | | TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Debunking the Myths of the Great Depression : Comments Chris, Great article.

Can You Really Turn a Hobby into a Business? part 2 of 3

Strategy Driven

Finance, administration, inventory – these are all things most small businesses owners do not go into business to learn how to do. You’ll get the advice and help you need without spending time and money travelling to meet them in person. The good news is that anyone in marketing, finance commercial management, product management, or your bookkeeper can help you. Business Is Both Fun and Dull All The Time.