Finding Margin in Business and in Life

Archives for March 2013

Four Mistakes To Avoid In Hiring Your First Employee

For a new business owner, hiring that first employee is a significant milestone that all too often ends up feeling like a millstone…tied around your neck.  Why?  Hiring someone is time-consuming; and time is the one thing you don’t have. The temptation then is to shortcut the hiring process in order to put someone in […]

Four Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hiring An Employee

“I meet myself coming and going, I just don’t know if I can keep up with the demand! It seems like I can’t get it all done any more! There’s more work here than I can ever hope to accomplish! If I only had some help around here!” Sound familiar? For almost every small business […]

When Do I Get Paid? Five Tips for Setting Up A Draw

Some time ago, I met with a client to review the financial results of her business from the past month.  The conclusions were not positive and resulted in yet another delay in the business providing her some form of payout.  She stared at me hard.  Clearly, the news was not what she had hoped and […]

Six Steps To Securing A Loan For Your Business

In my last article, I challenged business owners (especially new ones) with Three Questions to Consider Before Taking Out a Loan. Simply put, my argument is the best policy, as it relates to borrowing money, is not to do it at all. Having said that, I have worked in and alongside a number of organizations […]

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