Donna Reade

QuickBooks Online Consulting & Bookkeeping

Want to be Amazing at your Business?

55 - be amazingSuccess is hard work. It takes years, it takes time, and it takes money, blood, sweat and tears. It takes everything! It is lonely at the top but I think it is lonelier when you are in the middle trying to get to the top.

You need to be able to stand out as in stand above. Here’s how.

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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 fall into the some of these entrepreneurial traps that hold their business growth back.

Here are a few things to avoid whether you are just getting started or been in business for awhile now:

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Are you Afraid of your Financial Statements?

It is scary to me how many business owners cannot read their own company financial statements let alone understand them. Any business owner who wants to grow their business should have at least a basic understanding.

So here we go:

The two basic Financial Statements are the Balance Sheet and the Profit & Loss Statement or P & L.

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Why Saying NO Can Boost Your Business

NO! It’s a simple word but can be incredibly powerful for business owners.

When working with my clients to help them figure out why they spend all their time working with their clients but are failing to be profitable. I often learn that the owner is spending time and resources on clients whose demands are outside of the businesses capabilities. Even more discouraging they are failing to grow their business. In the owners desire to get the sale they do not recognize that their business is actually losing money by trying to meet a client demands. These very clients are usually “Time Vampires” and need to be fired.

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