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Starting With the End in Mind

Starting With the End in Mind

“Start with the end in mind.” – Stephen Covey You know as well as I do that you don’t hop on the highway and assume that you’ll figure it out as you go. You MUST pick a direction first – if not your exact destination. If you start out heading south from Chicago, you...

The Role of a Bookkeeper

The Role of a Bookkeeper

You went into the interior design business to create beautiful spaces. And now that your business is growing, you’re likely finding that your time is getting harder and harder to find. It’s difficult to want to take time away from clients to spend on tedious...

How to Cut Expenses

How to Cut Expenses

Most of us have some expenses that are hurting us more than they’re helping us. The truth is, even the shrewdest business owners have some dead weight in their budgets.  But the problem is, most of us pay the bills we have without really examining them. We keep...

3 Steps to a More Profitable Client Base

3 Steps to a More Profitable Client Base

Not all customers are created equal. That might sound controversial, but stick with me here. Think about your current clients and how they compare to one another. It might help you to see it visually. Draw a cross that creates four quadrants so you can rank clients in...

Understanding LLCs and S-Corporations

Understanding LLCs and S-Corporations

As a small business owner, you can choose how to structure your business for tax purposes. The most common options are: LLCS-CorporationLLC filing as an S-Corporation for tax purposes  A common misconception I see among business owners is picking a business...