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How to Buy A Small Business without Tripping up

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If you’re looking to successfully buy a small business… take it carefully. While there are many advantages in buying an existing small business there are also many possible pitfalls.Read More ….

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Buying a Small Business – Due Diligence Checklist

Due Diligence - Buy Small Business

When buying a small business the Due Diligence exercise is a critical final step. As you do it you must engage both your head and your gut to make sure you get the deal you want. To be right the deal must look right and feel right. Mess it up and it can have expensive and […]

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How to Use Accounting to Grow a Successful SMB

Accounting concepts

Accounting is recording the past, it’s confusing to non-accountants and the results are open to interpretation. In addition it is driven by concepts and technical rules, which vary country by country.Sometimes called “the language of business” but to many SMB owners it’s an unintelligible “foreign language”.So with these drawbacks how can a business owner rely […]

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The 7 Ps of Small Business Marketing

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In an article by Mark Morgan Ford in Early to Rise he writes about one of his clients who constantly promotes powerful, small business marketing ideas.Discussing the difficulty of starting and growing new businesses he offers the  “Four Ps” to make these businesses work.Read More ….

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What Accountants Want SME Business Owners to Know…

SME business accounting

SME business owners often complain about their accountant. Grumbling about their service with comments like:Read More ….

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SMB Accountants are Failing Their Clients

SMB Accountant Help

Accountants, or bookkeepers, do not provide financial management support and input for SMB owners to plan and control their businesses. Every day small business owners are challenged by questions like; Where’s the money going? What am I doing wrong? What should I be doing? What’s missing?Read More ….

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What Everyone Should Know about SME’s Success

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SME’s, small and medium sized enterprises, are the lifeblood of the world’s economies. A World Bank Group study suggests there are between 365-445 million MSMEs (micro, small and medium sized enterprises) in emerging markets: 25-30 million are formal SMEs; 55-70 million are formal micro enterprises; and 285-345 million are informal enterprises.Read More ….

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Small Business Success Shout Out!

Small business success

A shout out and congratulations to all the successful small and medium business owners out there. You are a great example to the world. With only lip service support from big banks or the government you created your dream.Read More ….

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The Secret Sauce for Small Business Success

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Emotionally driven by a “life passion”. Blinded by the “I want to be free” hype we plunge headlong into our small business dream. Unprepared for what lies ahead. Make sure that you have the correct person in your corner – it will make the painful times easier to bear. More importantly it will greatly increase […]

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What is a Small Business?

SME or SMB

Small business is a term that generally includes micro, small and medium sized businesses (MSMB) or enterprises (MSME)  – or more simply SMB’s or SME’s.  Any of these terms being related to the size of a business operation which is generally defined by either turnover or headcount.Read More ….

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