March 12, 2019
Working On Your Business
Our firm belongs to an industry group called Mentor Plus. Since 1996 Mentor Plus has coached, mentored, and trained hundreds of business owners, managers, and accounting firms on how to maximize their potential. They provide tools and training to help CPA’s help small businesses become more successful. In a rapidly changing world, small businesses need to plan ahead now more than ever.
One of our favorite tools is their Business Stages of Development/SCOPE Matrix. This allows a small business owner(s) to assess performance in 4 critical areas of their business – Finance, Customers/sales, Operations and People/management as well as their “End in Mind”/Exit strategy.
Based upon where your business is in its life cycle, (Infancy, Adolescence or Maturity) you can determine your company’s strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Financial foundation for your business is to have accurate and timely financial statements, (balance sheet and profit & loss) bank reconciliations and accounts receivable and payable. Many businesses struggle with their Financial foundation so they cannot get to the next stage of their business development, where they use their financial information to profitably plan and manage their business.
Give these business stages of development some thought to see where your business stands and what you could improve.
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If you’re starting a second business, then you know everything that’s involved with a business launch. However, there are a few business basics that every entrepreneur should revisit before diving into another enterprise. Consider these business basics and then put them into a well-thought-out business plan:
The 2019 small and midsized business (SMB) Cyberthreat Study from Keeper Security reported that nearly two out of three SMB owners do not feel threatened by or are not concerned about cyber attacks. Yet, in the previous year’s study, two out of three business owners reported falling victim to some level of data breach.
By September 30, 2019, you must notify your entire workforce of the PFML law by:
Posting the Paid Family and Medical Leave Workplace poster on your premises. Providing written notice of contributions, benefits, and workforce protections to all covered individuals in your workforce. You must collect a signed acknowledgement from each covered individual.