Recession Busters

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The empty spot on your bench

By Anna Masker In standard25th May, 2011

Ask any business owner if they ever have enough money or enough people to get the job done and their answer is probably a guffaw and a resounding “NO!”

When you ask them who they need (in a perfect world) you’ll hear they need sales people, operations people and line workers. Rarely do they say they need this one critical position.

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An alternative to “Off with their heads!”

By Anna Masker In standard17th May, 2011

When businesses look for cost savings, one of the first places they look is to reduce one of the largest expenses on their P&L–their employees. We agree that employees are a great place to start saving money– except our approach comes with a twist.

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Why Mix Matters

By Anna Masker In standard9th February, 2011

Have you ever wondered why you may be selling more and more but aren’t making any more money? You may have a problem with your mix. Just as too much of one ingredient can ruin a recipe, mix can make the difference between profitability and losses, a cash crunch and money in your pocket. It

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Shaking the shoebox

By Anna Masker In standard26th January, 2011 Shaking the shoebox

Saving money in your small business may seem hard to do. Office Supplies is one “back-office” expense that you can reduce. See how a multi-billion dollar company– and a shoebox– saved money, one pen and pencil at a time.

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Your most important information may not be in QuickBooks

By Anna Masker In standard10th November, 2010

If you are puzzled by your profitability, looking at your P&L will give you only part of your answer. If you are trying to figure out why you are not making any more money even though your sales are increasing, or if your bottom line hasn’t moved from the last few years, here are some

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When your customer shows sign of financial trouble

By Anna Masker In standard20th September, 2009

The importance of having a strong and open relationship with your accounts in tough economic times is critical and it is important to pay attention to the warning signs in your business before they hit you where it hurts. Mary Repke, owner and “Chief Bag Lady” at Coakley Business Class, knows this first-hand. As a

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Preventing loss from bankrupt customers

By Anna Masker In standard9th September, 2009

It might start with late payments, or unreturned phone calls. It might be that you had no idea there was anything wrong and you get a notice in the mail. When a customer files for bankruptcy it could have a big ripple effect throughout your organization. Here are a few tips to prevent a loss

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Webinar: “Three #s That Drive Your Business”

By Anna Masker In standard23rd June, 2009

If you want to use your numbers to help you manage your business but don’t have the time to pour over pages of reports to figure it which ones to use– this seminar is for you. We’ve come up with three simple numbers that drive every business’ money-making engine. These numbers are easy to find and

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What’s your Plan B?

By Anna Masker In standard11th May, 2009

Inc. Magazine had a great interview with Jack Stack, CEO of SRC Holdings and author of the book The Great Game of Business. SRC Holdings is managing well even in this environment—chalk it up to Stack’s constant paranoia and always having a Plan B. Here’s how to develop a Plan B: Be paranoid. Stack is

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6 Simple Ways to Reduce Healthcare Costs

By Anna Masker In standard30th April, 2009

I asked Tina Piccinnini of Coastal Financial Group how employers can reduce their healthcare costs. Her answers are below. If you want more information, please email Tina or call her at (973) 952-0300 x119 What are simple things can employers do to reduce their healthcare costs? Have 5 different plans for 5 employees: Most employers

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