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Transport yourself back in time 50 years. An accountant sits at their desk with several big heavy ledger books in front of them. Their sharpened Number 2 pencil is posed in their hand, carefully recording numbers on scored ledger paper. A 10-key adding machine spews white rolls of paper with printed numbers as the accountant adds up the figures in

You’re not alone if you’re having trouble attracting and keeping staff. A convergence of issues has created one of the greatest talent shortages in our lifetimes. With boomers retiring in large numbers, pandemic and opioid deaths, people not wanting to work for low wages, child care availability disappearing, tighter immigration policies, people rethinking their life choices, and so many other

The last few years have been unlike any other in our lifetimes. As we close out 2021 and enter 2022, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what we’ve learned, what’s happening now, and what we want to accomplish in the next 12 months. Here are some things to consider.
Celebrate Your Successes
Give yourself time and permission to review

The IRS announced that it will be sending out letters to everyone who received advance Child Tax Credit payments. Please be on the lookout for this letter and DO NOT throw it away.
IRS Letter 6419 will go out January 19, 2022.  It will show the total amount of advance Child Tax Credit payments that your received in 2021.
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How effective is your sales function in your business? One way to answer that question at a deep level is to calculate conversion metrics for every step of your sales cycle. These numbers are not tied to any numbers on your balance sheet or income statement, but can help you realize a better return on your sales and marketing expenses.

Keeping track of how you and your workers spend time is one of the most important things you can do in your business. Labor costs can be a large portion of expenses, and understanding how time is spent can help you manage your business better in a multitude of ways.
Benefits of Time Tracking
There are many reasons and benefits

As we approach the holiday of giving thanks, it’s the perfect time to think about how we can use thank-you notes in our businesses and lives to express our gratitude to others.
When to Say Thank You
There are many opportunities in business to say thank you:

  • When a client or associate sends you a referral that results in business

For service businesses, labor cost is the largest expense that is incurred in business operations. For many other types of businesses, the cost of labor is a large component of overall costs. Controlling labor costs so that they stay in line with what’s best for the organization is an important management function. Here are several ways to control or reduce