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Do not forget the accounting of your SME for a healthy growth

Darryl Bachmeier Apr 1, 2019 Business

The constant activity of a company exposes it to many transformations, in addition to ups and downs similar to those that any person would face. Of course, you will also need some care to be healthy, grow and evolve. Like any living being, sometimes its trajectory can accuse illnesses that are symptoms of illness, and this is where we must be attentive and act in time to return it in good time. What would we do if our company were a person experiencing health problems? Certainly, the first thing would be to take it to the doctor to examine it and give us a diagnosis so - based on that - determine what the solution is. In the case of organizations, the specialists are the consultants, who define what the strategy to follow so that the institution remains on the rise is. And to make a correct evaluation, the indispensable...

20 best accounting practices for small businesses

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 31, 2019 Business

The management of a company is not easy to do. It is necessary to pay attention to many details to ensure that it is properly developed to achieve the proposed objectives from the preparation of products and sales to the recruitment of personnel. There are many tasks that will keep you busy and you should not lose sight of them. Even for the best accountant, keeping sales books up to date can become a headache. However, doing it correctly is of the utmost importance. If the accounting aspects are not well controlled, your SME will have less possibilities of growth. Therefore, keep in mind these tips to improve accounting for small businesses: Finances, a priority from the beginning Usually, SME accounting is not one of the most exciting activities, but it is essential that it be a priority from the start. Keep updated accounting books It is a really necessary...

Six types of customer segmentation for retail

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 30, 2019 Business

Each buyer is different, and therefore their preferences vary, so it is necessary to know the types of customer segmentation for retail and thus be able to provide a more personalized experience. Why is customer segmentation important for retail? Before delving into the types of customer segmentation for retail, it is necessary to understand the context of this, which can be quite complex and that is why we will try to define it through a relatively simple example. For example: Suppose that two different clients identified as A and B, which are of the same social class and with similar characteristics, when carrying out a data analysis system can obtain relevant information of their consumption during the last weeks. Let’s say that customer A begins to show interest in clothes and sports shoes, while customer B starts buying accessories for gardening. What is translated in that within the same social...

Why you should learn to delegate?

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 29, 2019 Business

As a business owner, manager or supervisor delegation is a valuable skill to become good at. Proper delegation takes tasks off your plate and allows employees to develop and grow. It allows employees more responsibility and gives them new career opportunities. Delegation is often hard for most to start at. It usually comes from trust issues. It is hard for us to give up control. We may fear that the task will not be completed on time or to our standard. You may have the feeling as if you can do a better job, you are irreplaceable. It is especially hard to give up a process or task that you built up from scratch and have always owned. Start small. Start by delegating small tasks to build that trust and you to start to give up control. Learn how to trust and not micromanage. It is important to give good...

Why You Should Consider Hiring A Business Consultant For Your Small Business?

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 28, 2019 Business

We cannot do it all. Sometimes we need help. Sometimes we just need to look at things in a different way. A business consultant can help you do that and potentially save your company money, improve performance and help you to make changes to achieve success. What Is A Business Consultant? A business consultant is an outside expert that can be hired to solve a business problem. They are an excellent source of knowledge, skills and experience. They understand all aspects of business, everything from business planning, sales, marketing and financing. A business consultant will analyze your problem; help you to develop strategies, goals and an action plan to reach the desired result, by focusing on your business strengths. Added Value There are many reasons why a small business should hire a business consultant. Business consultants have insights that can increase the value of your business. They offer an unbiased...

Why following a sustainability strategy makes good business sense

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 27, 2019 Business

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of sustainability is environmentalism and that we should seek to make sure, there are enough resources for future generations. We should maintain the environment and try to reduce our impact. In business, I believe that sustainability is ensuring the long-term survival of the business through effective use of resource management in both financial and human capital. Using research and development to increase efficiencies and use new renewable materials. Ensuring that they have the resources they need by maintaining strong relationships with both supplier and customer. It is in the best interests of organizations to think sustainably. Limited resources can increasingly be more expensive therefore, an organization needs to keep a watchful eye on their use and look for alternatives. This leads them to also think outside their local and think global, as there may be better global suppliers or new...

Why Do Small Businesses Fail?

Darryl Bachmeier Mar 27, 2019 Business

Running a small business can be difficult and no one wants to fail but many do. New companies have the highest failure rate of all. In fact less than 60% of new business make it past the first two years. What Reasons Do Small Businesses Fail? Poor Planning You need to come up and write down your strategic plan. You need to analyze your competition, forecast sales and plan for a changing environment. Not Enough Capital If you do not have enough cash flow to keep the business operating then you will run into trouble. Small business owners take on lots of personal debt using their credit cards to run the business. Cash is the lifeblood of a business. Ineffective Marketing You always have to be marketing your business. If you are not promoting you will fail to reach new customers and maintain a good reputation. Look at multiple channels...

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