Content Tagged Small Business

Running Your Business

Five Financial Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Employee

Here are some common questions small business owners should ask themselves about the financial aspects of hiring new team members.
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Growing Your Business

Money for Marketing: Do You Have It?

Learn how to put your hard-earned dollars where they can do the most good for your marketing budget and your small business.
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Running Your Business

Why You Need a Bank as a Business Partner

Most small business owners understand the importance of having a bank, but do you know how much your bank can do for you?
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Managing Your Business's Finances

From "Me" to "We": Rethinking How You Manage Small Business Finances

Are you so focused on business outcomes that you don’t see the bigger picture, like potential business opportunities? Learn to give up some control.  
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Got Cash? Find Out How to Spend It Wisely

Learn ways to use excess cash in ways that will help your business stay ahead — and get even further. Here are a few tips and ideas.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Process Improvement: It Works for Small Business Financial Management Too

The Theory of Constraints can apply to any business process – including financial management.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

How to Handle Financial Slow-Downs

Virtually all small businesses will experience times when the cash flow slows down. Learn four ways to handle those periodic financial challenges.
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Business Planning

What You Should Know About Selling Your Business to Fund Retirement

Whether you are planning to sell next year or in 15 years, here are three helpful tips for getting the greatest retirement value out of your business.
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Running Your Business

Tips for Overcoming the Top 4 Payment Processing Problems

There's a lot to consider when selecting a payment processing solution for your small business. Here are four common digital payment challenges and solutions.
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Growing Your Business

Do's and Don'ts for Deciding How to Invest Small Business Profits

From creating a rainy day fund to making an acquisition, there are many options that depend on your financial position, strategy and risk tolerance.
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Business Planning

Lessons Learned from PNC Board Member Linda Medler

In support of better Boards of Directors, PNC Board member Medler shares her experience and expertise about how to begin serving on Boards.
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Growing Your Business

5 Tips to Help You Become a Successful Intrapreneur

Following your passion doesn’t always mean striking out on your own; you may find opportunities to lead innovative efforts where you already work.
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Growing Your Business

Success Comes Naturally to Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown’s billion-dollar cosmetics brand is music to the ears of anyone hoping the adage “Do what you love, and the money will follow” is true.
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Motivating Employees

Q&A with Kaley Keeley Buchanan, WorkPlace Banking Territory Manager

The absenteeism, tardiness and inability to focus that often result from financial stress can weaken the productivity and morale of individuals and entire teams.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Do You Need a CFO?

A common misconception among business owners is that only large corporations need chief financial officers (CFOs). But that's just not true.
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Running Your Business

How Benchmarking Could Increase Your Profitability

Benchmarking is the process of comparing your operations against other companies - a powerful tool for helping you see what you’re accomplishing.
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Running Your Business

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Payroll

Is your business profitable enough now to hire your first new employees? Be sure you understand payroll before bringing any new hires onboard.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

4 Biggest Causes of Cash Flow Problems

Many business owners struggle with cash flow problems, but it's important to know how to effectively deal with the factors that are stopping the flow.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

5 Tips for Organizing Your Business' Cash

One area where business owners frequently find themselves struggling is accounting. Keeping up with the books can often fall through the cracks.
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Managing Your Business's Finances

Should You Give Yourself a Raise?

In the beginning, many small business owners receive no salary. As the business becomes profitable owners can start taking money out -but how much?
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