Does the SBA Really Help Small Businesses?

January 24, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on Does the SBA Really Help Small Businesses?

Interesting article below about what the SBA really offers. The quote about nobody using the SBA field offices is inaccurate as they are showing that they had over 500,000 visits last year. Based on my own experiences, however, it isn't business owners who are using them but aspiring business owners. I went there myself when I was young and had no idea how to accomplish starting a business. I can't say it helped much, either. I ...

The Bookkeeping Secret to Retail Store Profitability

January 22, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on The Bookkeeping Secret to Retail Store Profitability

When most small business owners talk to us about our San Diego bookkeeping service they are primarily thinking along the lines of how it will help them be more timely in paying bills and doing payroll and how it will play into their taxes. This is certainly the prevailing concept of what bookkeepers are for and it is true as far as it goes. But there is so much more that can be done ...

The Most Powerful Marketing Tool Under $1 That Everyone Should Be Using

January 20, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on The Most Powerful Marketing Tool Under $1 That Everyone Should Be Using

When was the last time you wrote a thank-you note? If you are like almost everyone else- it's probably been a long time and more than likely it was to a friend or family member and not part of your business efforts. This is exactly what makes a thank-you note stand out so much and work so powerfully in your favor. They are rare and there is no way to get one without noticing ...

10 Tricks for Memorable and Sales Closing Client Meals

January 19, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on 10 Tricks for Memorable and Sales Closing Client Meals

In your business, do you frequently take clients out to dine as part of the process of winning their business? If so, then likely your competition does as well. Here are ten tips on how you can make the event stand out and well above what your competition is going to offer. After all, if your sales pitch is that you offer a superior product or service then you want the pitch to reflect that by going ...

3 Small Business Mistakes to Steer Clear of This Year

January 17, 2012  |   San Diego Bookkeeping   |     |   Comments Off on 3 Small Business Mistakes to Steer Clear of This Year

Lots of business advice centers around what to do- I know, I give a lot of it myself! Sometimes, however it is also good to know what not to do. Not doing something can be called inaction or laziness in some cases but in others it can be a very course of action. The following article has three different examples of what not to do as a small business and I can personally attest, and you may ...