Regardless of the type of relationship—personal, professional, or even acquaintance—communication is key. Specifically, if you want to have a healthy relationship with any individual, then it’s important to communicate clearly and fully. Communication is particularly necessary when it comes to customers and building a successful business. It’s even more important this year since many businesses […]
One of the best tools to forecast cash requirements is the 13-week cash flow forecast. It can help a business owner predict what their cash balance will be 13 weeks in the future. It helps to answer whether there will be enough cash to cover payroll and bills for a particular week. If you’re having […]
At the beginning of 2020, you might have thought that developing a business continuity plan was not a top priority. Or maybe you thought it was only for large businesses. Fast forward to today, and a business continuity plan has become an essential staple in business planning. There are more business risks than ever before […]
Video creation has gotten so easy that just about anyone can do it. You no longer need professionals. You don’t even need video editing software with the long learning curve and high price tag. All you need is an app and your imagination. There are many reasons to create a video: Web pages that include […]
Every company should have a strict process to follow when an employee leaves the company, no matter what type of termination it is – voluntary or involuntary. Here’s a checklist you can use to compare to your own process so that you can either confirm you’re on the right track or add some ideas to […]
During the past few months, the world, including small and midsize retail businesses, has been pivoting due to the 2020 global pandemic. As owners, managers, teams, and leaders brainstorm to build resources for remote employees and in-store social distancing, I want to take this time to discuss the new features of QuickBooks® Point of Sale v19, Ability Financial Exchange and QuickBooks® Online as you invest in a retail solution that can evolve with the ever-growing needs of your day-to-day operations.
The purpose of marketing is, in part, about creating relationships with customers and prospects. While traditional advertising is a standard way of letting prospects know more about you, it’s not always the most creative way to connect. To spice up your marketing, let’s explore six unusual ways to connect with customers. 1. Celebrate an obscure […]
Many common PC issues with Quickbooks software and Windows will be prevented with a sufficient battery backup solution. Read more about battery backups.
Ability Business is pleased to announce that Lisa Burnett has been named a 2020 Top 100 ProAdvisor by Insightful Accountant, who is an independent news and information source written specifically for the small business advisor who needs to stay current on the latest news and offerings in accounting technology; including updates from Intuit, Xero, Sage […]
Paying bills is never fun, but paying bills you shouldn’t pay in the first place is even worse. There are many risks that can part a small business owner with their hard-earned cash, and here are five to watch out for when it comes to your bill-paying process. 1. Fraudulent invoices Some companies will send […]