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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- 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: 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 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 // Aug 2009

    What Is Accounts Receivables Financing?: How To Finance A Business With Customer Invoices

    With business finance hard to come by, receivables financing provides quick, accessible funding, freeing up working capital. Improve cash flow with this old finance tool. Accounts receivables financing is an accessible, convenient, and affordable financing solution for business owners looking to increase their available working capital. Hardly a newcomer to...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    How To Read Financial Statements For Beginners

    There are four basic financial statements and two add-on features of reports that tell investors how a company is doing, according to the SEC's "Beginners' Guide to Financial Statements." These tools appear in the annual or quarterly reports, and are issued at the close of each fiscal or business period.

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    ERP Financials Offer Industry Specific Modules

    Though different ERP solutions might differ in their focus and specific routines, almost all of them offer best-practice and industry specific financial and related processes. The modules might be called by different names, but serve certain basic functions. They also offer the facility to work with multiple currencies and reporting...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Financial Budgeting In Four Simple Steps: Free Budgeting Help

    As an entrepreneur, budgeting is an essential skill - no matter what kind of business being run, or how involved in day to day operations an entrepreneur is. Why? Because in order to know how much to draw in salary (say, to fill out when working through a business plan)...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    ERP Systems Implementation Helps Best Practices

    Legacy systems such as separate accounting, payroll, inventory and personnel systems typically result in duplicate entry of the same data in the different applications. Sharing of data among different systems becomes difficult or impossible owing to different proprietary practices adopted by each system. In such a context, it will typically...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Terminating Employees Should Be A Relief: Effective Managers Shouldn't Feel Badly About Termination

    Has the topic of termination ever come up in discussion? In general, is the act of termination looked on in disfavor, as though it's treating someone unfairly by firing them? In reality, supervisors and managers who feel that way probably have treated the employee unfairly. But it's not the termination...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Days In Accounts Receivable Ratio: Measuring The Cash Flow Of A Business

    A company that provides customers credit, or that allows payments over time needs to have a good understanding of when they can be expect to be paid. Looking at historical ratios can provide insight, as well as offering an opportunity to benchmark against other companies. The days in accounts receivable...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Use SWOT Analysis For Strategic Planning

    SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool to help a business see its own strengths and weaknesses and do external market analysis by looking at opportunities and threats. The value of doing this internal and external analysis is dependent on the effort put into it by the participants but as...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    How To Adapt Your Leadership Style

    It is clear that choosing the most effective leadership style depends very much on the person being led, the follower. However, keep in mind that development levels are also situational. A follower may be generally skilled, confident and motivated, but he or she would still need directing leadership when faced...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Small Business Budget Understanding The Financial Structure Of A Venture

    Now is the perfect time to learn to budget for your small/home business. This paper gives a way to start a basic budgeting plan. Examine all income, financial statements, and review them carefully. Now, determine business income for the month. Tally up income figures carefully. Put the sum in the...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Managing Your Accounts Receivables Is Critical: Tight Management Of Collections Is Crucial

    If your business sells products or services to other businesses then you may be in the position of having to extend credit to your customers. If you do extend credit then your business, like many others, may be having a hard time getting paid. And although no one really likes...

    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 // Apr 2009

    Financial Budgeting In Four Simple Steps: Free Budgeting Help

    As an entrepreneur, budgeting is an essential skill - no matter what kind of business being run, or how involved in day to day operations an entrepreneur is. Why? Because in order to know how much to draw in salary (say, to fill out when working through a business plan)...

    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 2008

    Small Business Budget Understanding The Financial Structure Of A Venture

    Now is the perfect time to learn to budget for your small/home business. This paper gives a way to start a basic budgeting plan. Examine all income, financial statements, and review them carefully. Now, determine business income for the month. Tally up income figures carefully. Put the sum in the...

    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 // Jul 2009

    How To Read Financial Statements For Beginners

    There are four basic financial statements and two add-on features of reports that tell investors how a company is doing, according to the SEC's "Beginners' Guide to Financial Statements." These tools appear in the annual or quarterly reports, and are issued at the close of each fiscal or business period.

    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 // Nov 2008

    How To Adapt Your Leadership Style

    It is clear that choosing the most effective leadership style depends very much on the person being led, the follower. However, keep in mind that development levels are also situational. A follower may be generally skilled, confident and motivated, but he or she would still need directing leadership when faced...

    Provided By Suite101

  • 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 // Dec 2008

    Use SWOT Analysis For Strategic Planning

    SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool to help a business see its own strengths and weaknesses and do external market analysis by looking at opportunities and threats. The value of doing this internal and external analysis is dependent on the effort put into it by the participants but as...

    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 // Mar 2009

    ERP Systems Implementation Helps Best Practices

    Legacy systems such as separate accounting, payroll, inventory and personnel systems typically result in duplicate entry of the same data in the different applications. Sharing of data among different systems becomes difficult or impossible owing to different proprietary practices adopted by each system. In such a context, it will typically...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // May 2009

    ERP Financials Offer Industry Specific Modules

    Though different ERP solutions might differ in their focus and specific routines, almost all of them offer best-practice and industry specific financial and related processes. The modules might be called by different names, but serve certain basic functions. They also offer the facility to work with multiple currencies and reporting...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Days In Accounts Receivable Ratio: Measuring The Cash Flow Of A Business

    A company that provides customers credit, or that allows payments over time needs to have a good understanding of when they can be expect to be paid. Looking at historical ratios can provide insight, as well as offering an opportunity to benchmark against other companies. The days in accounts receivable...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Managing Your Accounts Receivables Is Critical: Tight Management Of Collections Is Crucial

    If your business sells products or services to other businesses then you may be in the position of having to extend credit to your customers. If you do extend credit then your business, like many others, may be having a hard time getting paid. And although no one really likes...

    Provided By Suite101

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    What Is Accounts Receivables Financing?: How To Finance A Business With Customer Invoices

    With business finance hard to come by, receivables financing provides quick, accessible funding, freeing up working capital. Improve cash flow with this old finance tool. Accounts receivables financing is an accessible, convenient, and affordable financing solution for business owners looking to increase their available working capital. Hardly a newcomer to...

    Provided By Suite101

  • 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....

    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

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Terminating Employees Should Be A Relief: Effective Managers Shouldn't Feel Badly About Termination

    Has the topic of termination ever come up in discussion? In general, is the act of termination looked on in disfavor, as though it's treating someone unfairly by firing them? In reality, supervisors and managers who feel that way probably have treated the employee unfairly. But it's not the termination...

    Provided By Suite101