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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Inflated Performance Review

    Supervisors and Managers who deliver inflated performance reviews to their employees are doing more harm than good. A solid performance review should identify areas for employee improvement, but giving employees inflated reviews can make improvement an uphill challenge. While delivering honest performance evaluations can be an uncomfortable task, it is...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Leadership Styles: The Fundamentals Of Leadership Theories

    Research on leadership was temporarily abandoned in the 1950s due to the lack of consistent leadership traits. Most contemporary theories suggest that leadership is a complex mix of traits, skills, and behavior that come together to form the concept leadership can take place based on the needs of a situation,...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Small Business Employee Handbook Template

    Every handbook should conclude with two copies of a contract agreement showing that the employee received a copy of the handbook, understands the policies, and has clarified any confusion before signing. One copy should be removed and returned to the employer, while the other copy can remain with the handbook...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Accounting 101: Closing Trial Balance Sheet

    Journal posting errors are not uncommon. At the close of each accounting period, the trial balance sheet is created to ensure that each account balances before the financial statements are created. The trial balance sheet acts as a tool to ensure the integrity of the financial statements. Once all the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Small Business Budgeting - Financial Planning

    Business budgeting is important for maximizing profits and giving the company financial direction. The first step to creating a budget is the creation of the sales forecast. The forecast is an estimate of future sales and other types of income. Although the budget is not a prediction of the future,...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Budgeting And Forecasting Financial Planning

    Many business professionals believe that creating a budget and forecast are a waste of time. The general consensus of these adversaries is that the future is impossible to predict, so why even bother. A budget and forecast are never 100% accurate. The budget and forecast should not be considered a...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Accounting 101 - Financial Statement

    Investors and lending institutions will often use ratio analyses of the financial statements to determine a company's profitability and liquidity. If the ratios indicate poor performance, investors may be reluctant to invest. Lending institutions make be reluctant to extend an open line of credit. Financial statement ratio analysis also allows...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Accounting 101: Financial Statement Ratios

    The income statement and balance sheet are two important reports that show the profit and net worth of the company. Profitability ratio analyses shows how the well the company is doing in terms of profits compared to sales. They also show how well the assets are performing in terms of...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    SWOT Analysis Helps Strategic Plan Development

    It is important to specify the objectives to be achieved in advance because some strength that helps certain objectives can become weakness in the context of other objectives. For example, a large installed production capacity can be strength if the objective is to enter new markets that have unfulfilled demand....

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Buying A Company - Balance Sheet Evaluation

    There are many considerations when buying a small business. One of the most important considerations is the financial stability and strength of the company that's being purchased. Analyzing the financial statements enables the buyer to determine the financial position related to their personal investment. The three financial statements that should...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Accounting 101: Accounts Payable - Small Business Bookkeeping Basic Account Entry Lessons

    Accounts payable (AP) is an important part of almost every small business. When purchases are made, most businesses are given credit terms where the money is paid at a later date. Payments to be made for purchases at a later date are known as accounts payable. There are two basic...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Accounting 101- Financial Statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statement And Cash Flow Analysis

    The financial statements allow a business to stop in time and take a snapshot of how well the company's performing. These reports of a company's performance are usually completed within a few days after the end of each month. Each financial report shows different aspects of the company's operations. Together,...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Accounting 101 Balance Sheet: Financial Statements Analysis Of Net Worth Or Owner's Equity

    The balance sheet allows a business to stop in time and take a snapshot of the company's net worth. Like most financial statements it is usually completed within a few days after the end of the month to show the net worth for the previous month. Net worth and owner's...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    How To Find Small Business Budgeting Software

    Business budgeting is a basic but essential process that allows businesses to attain many goals and keep track of expenses. How can business budgeting software help and is it really necessary for a small business? Budgeting with software gives a business owner control over the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Training And Development Planning For Employees

    This paper outlines a six step process for preparing an employee training plan, along with nine types of training sessions employees need to complete in any company or business. Assessing the training needs of a company is a critical part of the process in preparing a training and development plan....

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Change Management: Organizational Change Causes Uncertainty

    Managing change is perhaps one of the biggest challenges that managers face in today's organizations. In order to stay competitive in the current market, an organization has to remain open, adaptable and ready for change. Creating new processes, keeping up with market demand and keeping employees motivated and open to...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Training And Development Planning For Employees

    This paper outlines a six step process for preparing an employee training plan, along with nine types of training sessions employees need to complete in any company or business. Assessing the training needs of a company is a critical part of the process in preparing a training and development plan....

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Change Management: Organizational Change Causes Uncertainty

    Managing change is perhaps one of the biggest challenges that managers face in today's organizations. In order to stay competitive in the current market, an organization has to remain open, adaptable and ready for change. Creating new processes, keeping up with market demand and keeping employees motivated and open to...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    SWOT Analysis Helps Strategic Plan Development

    It is important to specify the objectives to be achieved in advance because some strength that helps certain objectives can become weakness in the context of other objectives. For example, a large installed production capacity can be strength if the objective is to enter new markets that have unfulfilled demand....

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Accounting 101 Balance Sheet: Financial Statements Analysis Of Net Worth Or Owner's Equity

    The balance sheet allows a business to stop in time and take a snapshot of the company's net worth. Like most financial statements it is usually completed within a few days after the end of the month to show the net worth for the previous month. Net worth and owner's...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Buying A Company - Balance Sheet Evaluation

    There are many considerations when buying a small business. One of the most important considerations is the financial stability and strength of the company that's being purchased. Analyzing the financial statements enables the buyer to determine the financial position related to their personal investment. The three financial statements that should...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Accounting 101: Closing Trial Balance Sheet

    Journal posting errors are not uncommon. At the close of each accounting period, the trial balance sheet is created to ensure that each account balances before the financial statements are created. The trial balance sheet acts as a tool to ensure the integrity of the financial statements. Once all the...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Accounting 101 - Financial Statement

    Investors and lending institutions will often use ratio analyses of the financial statements to determine a company's profitability and liquidity. If the ratios indicate poor performance, investors may be reluctant to invest. Lending institutions make be reluctant to extend an open line of credit. Financial statement ratio analysis also allows...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Accounting 101: Accounts Payable - Small Business Bookkeeping Basic Account Entry Lessons

    Accounts payable (AP) is an important part of almost every small business. When purchases are made, most businesses are given credit terms where the money is paid at a later date. Payments to be made for purchases at a later date are known as accounts payable. There are two basic...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Accounting 101: Financial Statement Ratios

    The income statement and balance sheet are two important reports that show the profit and net worth of the company. Profitability ratio analyses shows how the well the company is doing in terms of profits compared to sales. They also show how well the assets are performing in terms of...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Inflated Performance Review

    Supervisors and Managers who deliver inflated performance reviews to their employees are doing more harm than good. A solid performance review should identify areas for employee improvement, but giving employees inflated reviews can make improvement an uphill challenge. While delivering honest performance evaluations can be an uncomfortable task, it is...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Leadership Styles: The Fundamentals Of Leadership Theories

    Research on leadership was temporarily abandoned in the 1950s due to the lack of consistent leadership traits. Most contemporary theories suggest that leadership is a complex mix of traits, skills, and behavior that come together to form the concept leadership can take place based on the needs of a situation,...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    How To Find Small Business Budgeting Software

    Business budgeting is a basic but essential process that allows businesses to attain many goals and keep track of expenses. How can business budgeting software help and is it really necessary for a small business? Budgeting with software gives a business owner control over the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Budgeting And Forecasting Financial Planning

    Many business professionals believe that creating a budget and forecast are a waste of time. The general consensus of these adversaries is that the future is impossible to predict, so why even bother. A budget and forecast are never 100% accurate. The budget and forecast should not be considered a...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Small Business Budgeting - Financial Planning

    Business budgeting is important for maximizing profits and giving the company financial direction. The first step to creating a budget is the creation of the sales forecast. The forecast is an estimate of future sales and other types of income. Although the budget is not a prediction of the future,...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Accounting 101- Financial Statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statement And Cash Flow Analysis

    The financial statements allow a business to stop in time and take a snapshot of how well the company's performing. These reports of a company's performance are usually completed within a few days after the end of each month. Each financial report shows different aspects of the company's operations. Together,...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Small Business Employee Handbook Template

    Every handbook should conclude with two copies of a contract agreement showing that the employee received a copy of the handbook, understands the policies, and has clarified any confusion before signing. One copy should be removed and returned to the employer, while the other copy can remain with the handbook...

    Provided By Suite101