Donna Reade

Specializing in Consulting, Training, E-Commerce Solutions & Bookkeeping for QuickBooks Online

Running A Profitable Business Takes Courage

A couple of years ago, I was retained to help a struggling business regain its profitability. After six days, I told the CEO that the problem was not sales-related. The problem was too much overhead and debt. The CEO disagreed with my assessment – and to my great relief my contract was quietly terminated. The company went out of business eight months later.

Running a debt-free business is probably contrary to everything that you have ever learned. And you might wonder why you should do it.

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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 lift your business:

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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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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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