Budgeting

Mar 24, 2012

Planning for a New Year

The fourth quarter is traditionally the time that businesses prepare for the coming year, particularly for those whose fiscal year matches the calendar year. Budget preparation is a big item, involving the evaluation of year-to-date performance and determining what the coming year may be like.

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Mar 24, 2012

Cutting Costs

Today’s economic climate means lots of belt-tightening, minimizing non-essential expenses and postponing purchases or investments until brighter days return. For small businesses, a lot of expenses are negotiable these days. In a survey of 1,000+ small-business owners and manager, around 15% had recently renegotiated long-term.

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Mar 24, 2012

The First Thing To Go?

It’s a tough economy, yes? We are all tightening belts and getting smarter about how we spend our money, watching expenses and postponing others for better days ahead. For many businesses, one of the first things to get the axe is marketing and advertising. It’s.

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