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Is a Business Refusing to Give You 1099?

Is this happening with you? This year I had three companies who did not send me 1099’s. This week I contacted all three. They all got back to me very quickly. Two of them are sending me the 1099’s so I can include the forms when I file. However, the third company while acknowledging that they paid me, is refusing to issue me a 1099. Fortunately I got that in an email so I can include that correspondence when I file. Even after…

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Added by Donna Reade on February 5, 2016 at 4:35pm — 2 Comments

I’ve got your number – do you?

There are a lot of days when I don’t want to look at ANY numbers –

  • I don’t want the alarm clock to wake me up
  • I don’t want to see the budget
  • I don’t want to worry about calories, pounds or number of steps I walk

Do you have days like that? Hearing John Maxwell talk about the Rule of Five made me think about one number differently. His five changed my perspective, in fact, changed how I approach the day. I might not want to face any of the above…

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Added by Jack Klemeyer on February 3, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Three Cashflow Hacks to Improve Your Business

Finding, getting, and then keeping customers may be the three hardest jobs for any small, medium or large business.

If everyone agrees, I bet we can then say number four is managing cash. “What cash?” is not an appropriate come back. At least I hope it’s not.

Since managing cash is high on the list, I have worked many years on making this daunting task be as simple as possible through just a few simple hacks. These hacks are from real life examples with my own client base. And…

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Added by Donna Reade on January 30, 2016 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

7 Tips To Help You Get Paid Faster

For most business owners, getting paid quickly is critical. It can also be extremely difficult. We have all experienced the frustration of investing time, energy and funds into a client job only to be left spending more time which is your margin following up on collections!

 

Here are the things I…

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Added by Donna Reade on January 28, 2016 at 4:22pm — 2 Comments

Accounting & Bookkeeping - A Crash Course

If you're going to play the game of business you must learn to speak the language of business. Unless you're an MBA accounting usually doesn't sound like fun but it's not scary.

Accounting and Bookkeeping - A Crash Course

Okay, here it is, as painless as possible. Accounting and Bookkeeping are different.

  • Accounting is what accountants or CPAs (certified…
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Added by Donna Reade on January 17, 2016 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Walk the Talk

I heard someone say, “Talking is easy. Doing is hard. But doing what you said you were going to do is harder still.”

Ain’t that the truth? People love to talk the walk. They love to tell you what they’re going to do rather than do what they actually said they would.

I’m sure you’ve known someone who told you that they were going to do something and then they didn’t do it. While they may have forgotten unintentionally, when someone doesn’t follow-through with what they say…

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Added by Jack Klemeyer on January 13, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

The Singing Church

The greatest worship leader I’ve ever known never sang a single note.

He led worship for literally thousands throughout his life. Yet, he didn’t do many of the things those of us who consider ourselves worship leaders today typically think of as essential to our roles.            

Al Clifft was my college choir director. An equally humble and inspiring man, he knew his students all by name and invested in them personally. We all knew him as “Al” and when he passed away last…

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Added by Eric Heinrichs on November 29, 2015 at 12:11am — 1 Comment

Developing Student Leaders

"Ten percent are great leaders; 80% are followers; 10% are bad leaders." So says Tim Lautzenheiser, affectionately called Dr. Tim by the music community. Dr. Tim founded Attitude Concepts for Today, an organization dedicated to developing student leadership in music ensembles.

He is the top name in music education, delivering keynotes and workshops across the country. I was privileged to interview him for my podcast, …

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Added by James Divine on September 24, 2015 at 7:05am — No Comments

Give Employees Better Feedback With This Simple, 3-Step Process

Let’s say one of your employees was assigned a project to oversee. Overall they did a good job. Also, they had a couple of areas they needed to improve on.

You could say to the employee: “You did a good job, but you need to work on a couple of things.”  Notice how we took them from good to…

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Added by Bob Wilson on August 25, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

What is LinkedIn?

In response to a comment I received yesterday I put together this article about LinkedIn.



As a business owner, chances are you have heard of LinkedIn a number of times over the years. Over the past decade, in which the social media network has been active, it has amassed over 300 million users and is…

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Added by Donna Reade on August 20, 2015 at 8:07am — No Comments

Getting the Most From Using LinkedIn Groups

LinkedIn groups are by far the most powerful aspect of LinkedIn. Hands down. I have seen people become thought leaders in their niche all around a single LinkedIn group. I spend a lot of time in LinkedIn groups and have learned a bit about maximizing their potential as conversation-starters.

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Added by Donna Reade on August 19, 2015 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

Fatal Business Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

I made the same mistakes as many entrepreneurs when I started businesses in the past. Even though I was warned by mentors and I knew better, I still somehow let myself get too wrapped up in the details instead of growing my audience and client base. Today I work with entrepreneurs who have made it past the startup stage but somehow continue to…

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Added by Donna Reade on August 7, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Do Your Colleagues Use the F-word When They Think of You?

Sometimes you might even use it when you refer to yourself, too…

Frustrated … Frustrating

Frustration raises your blood pressure, interferes with the fun of being your own boss and saps your energy.

You do have the power to control some of that frustration – especially if it is connected with your leadership skills.

I want to share with you what I think are the three most frustrated/frustrating leadership personas. See if you see yourself – or, better yet, ask…

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Added by Jack Klemeyer on July 29, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Untold Truths about Business Software

Every business needs to use software to help maintain and run its’ processes. However, sometimes people get lost in the truth that the software is just tool created by people – Humans.

 

When there are situations that require some creative or (dare I say) even logical thinking, I am often perplexed when I hear the words “Well that is what the computer says.”

Here is why software alone does not…

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Added by Donna Reade on July 22, 2015 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

The Embarrassing Truth About Sales

The days of the barrel-chested bully pushing you into a purchase are over. The charmer without substance now loses more than they win. Potential clients are more aware, more strategic and more educated.

We all need to take a breath and embrace the humbling – perhaps even embarrassing – truth:



No one cares about what you are selling.

So here are some ways to…

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Added by Donna Reade on July 16, 2015 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

Keys to Effective Student Leadership: Leading Based on Your Personality Type

Hard to believe, but here in Arizona school is almost back in session.

If you know me, you know when I received my True Colors certification I was (and still am) giddy with excitement.

But you may not know: I’m also certified to facilitate: Keys to Effective Student…

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Added by Bob Wilson on July 9, 2015 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Can You Just See It! The importance of sharing Vision

After reaching the second tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, my wife and I stopped to rest and enjoy the view. Historic markers were placed alongside the rails in the foot way of the bridge. I looked upon the markers and they told of a story of a man’s vision to build a suspension bridge, a kind of bridge that has never been done before.

Brooklyn Bridge

Setting…

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Added by Barry Thompson on July 5, 2015 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Ballerinas on the Basketball Court?

I’ve been thinking about basketball lately – wonder why – but the thought I have been thinking about is about player strengths. Professional athletes are focused on their strengths and because of that, they have the opportunity to really excel.

Can you image what it would be like to put a championship level basketball pro and put him on the baseball or football field? Would that make any sense? What about putting that basketball player in the role of a ballerina. Does that…

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Added by Jack Klemeyer on June 24, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

High-Performing People and Their Traits

Once you know what to look for, the overachievers are incredibly easy to spot. To isolate these winners in a work setting, ask the person if they have considered a senior-level opening. If they have, have them relate their previous work experiences to one or two challenges they would face in such a position. Their answers will quickly give away their worth.

High-performing people:

1) Dig

High-performing people understand that…

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Added by Angela Chatham on June 4, 2015 at 7:02am — 2 Comments

The 3 Types of Decisions Leaders Make

My first job out of college was as a computer programmer at an insurance company.

The head of the company, Irv, was an amazing guy. There were roughly 600 people in the company and Irv could tell you everyone’s name and something about them. I saw this repeatedly all of my co-workers witnessed the same…

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Added by Bob Wilson on April 21, 2015 at 10:08pm — 2 Comments

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