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I have a friend that was recently discussing her job with me. Although she has just started, she has found that it is a toxic environment. The owner/CEO rules the company in a very authoritative and controlling way. He is unable or unwilling to consider any viewpoint other than his own.

I am sure that many businesses are operated in a similar manner. Few business owners understand what...

It's an unfortunate truth; many business owners worry their employees may be stealing from the business.

With this thought, two questions tend to linger: "How much are they stealing?" and "What, if anything, should I do about it?"

Generally there is a tipping point for a business owner when it's no longer tolerable and that's when we tend to receive a call. Below I discuss a...

Every business faces "The Big Squeeze." It is a phrase I use to describe a condition that affects virtually every business.

The net income of a business is continually challenged. Maintaining and increasing revenue is critical to long-term success. You will always have customers who want to pay less, or unfortunately some customers who may leave for a variety of reasons such as a move,...

As the managing partner of an accounting firm, leading a business through ebbs and flows ranks very high on my priority list - EVERY year. January through April are unmistakably exciting times in a CPA firm and a key time to interact with clients. Because many other industries deal with ebbs and flows as well, I often hear questions about ways to neutralize the ups and the downs. Here are some...

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