Tag Archives: Small Business

Preparing for a Profitable 2018!

By Mary Jo Ray

We are down to the countdown for finishing up the year. In addition to pushing to reach your goals for this year, you need to look at what you learned this year to set the foundation for a more profitable 2018. Spend time to look at your financial statements and figure out what brought in money and how profitable it was. Look at how much money each service or product brought in and all the related costs. The related costs include the marketing dollars you spent and the time you and/or your staff spent. Start by Read More

Ten Step Annual Checkup for Business Owners

Financial Advice for your small businessMy friend Steven Leibold, San Diego Business Advisors, is an experienced tax accountant whose Ten Step Annual Checkup for Business Owners was our topic for last week. See what you may need to work on.

  1. Review all systems, policies, and procedures – Basically take a look at your business and see what is working and what is not working for you. If there are pieces of equipment, or procedures you are following that are out dated or not being used, no reason to keep them around. Improve upon what is working well, fix items that are worth fixing, and
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On Your Mark Get Set – Charge

Last Minute High Value Strategies to Achieve Your 2011 Goals
Monday, October 3, 2011 in Mission Valley from 9:30am – 12:30pm

Are you scrambling to finish out the year? Or are you just going to get by and get through to Thanksgiving and Christmas and THEN ramp up to go for your important goals in January?

Three months is plenty of time to make some serious progress on the goals you want to achieve. And in doing so, you could really position yourself for an exceptionally successful 2012. Now is the time to get clear, stay focused and take consistent … Read More

Does Your Business Need A Summer Boost?

Mind Masters June Strategic Business PlanningJust because summer has arrived doesn’t mean your business has to be on a break. True success doesn’t wait. And meaningful success comes by first identifying what mountain you want to climb. Building a business, like climbing a mountain, takes courage and keeping your sights on the goal. At this very moment, you are in one of these three positions – above, on or below your target. RIGHT NOW is the best time to review, reflect and if necessary, correct your performance before too much time and distance gets away. Take control of this time to create clear, easy to … Read More

2011 2nd Quarter Refocusing Strategy Session

Maximize Results and Accelerate Your Success

The only business sessions that gives you the “slight edge” for
consistent growth and success.

Today, nothing plays a greater role in the success of your company then being able to think fast and move fast. And if you are going to succeed in today’s ultra competitive climate, you’ve got to take time to create a catalyst for your ideas.
That includes how to design and deliver your products or services, how to find
and sell customers, how to create a business that works all of the time and how
to integrate your vision … Read More

Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

On Sept. 27, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act, the most significant piece of small business legislation in over a decade. The new law is providing critical resources to help small businesses continue to drive economic recovery and create jobs. The new law extended the successful SBA enhanced loan provisions while offering billions more in lending support, tax cuts, and other opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

For more detailed information on the Small Business Jobs Act, go to www.sba.gov/jobsact.… Read More

The Power of Ideas 3

How many times has someone let you know there was a misspelled word on your flyer, brochure or web site? Those mistakes affect how professional you are perceived you to be. Again, when Mind Masters members’ have an expertise, they willing share it so their fellow members can gain some insight. Since small business owners do it all, Laurie’s editing tips were the perfect information we all could use.

Quick Proofreading Tips

Let’s face it: spell-check isn’t enough. Word processing software just isn’t smart enough to distinguish between “to,” “two,” and “too”; only a human brain can do that. The … Read More

Meet Our Members

Upcoming event information:

Interview with Kathy Cazin and Linda Harris Online – Details will be sent upon registration

Date: 15 July 2010, Thursday 02:00 PM

Kathy Cazin of Accountkeepers of San Diego helps clients set up an accounting system that is custom tailored to their needs.

Kathy and her staff help make it work for clients because they are QuickBooks experts who specialize in setting up home and business financial records for keeping track of where the money is being spent. Their instructions are explained at a level that’s easily understood by everyone, beginners to advanced. Soon a “word person” … Read More

The Power of Ideas 2

Mind Masters members’ have skills, experiences and expertise that they willing share with fellow members each week. Again how you present yourself to your market creates a perception. With a highly visual audience, a good photograph is on of the essential tools. Our member Barbara Steinberg shared her expertise, so we all can manage the perceptions we want our market to have.

Tips from a professional photographer for a successful portrait session.

  • Review the photographer’s portfolio to see the style of his or her work.
  • Request a variety of expressions. Include a fun smile, a warm friendly smile, or a
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Create Your Own Economic Stimulus Package

Today, nothing plays a greater role in the success or failure of your company then execution. And if you are going to succeed in today’s ultra competitive climate, you’ve got to find the gap between what you want to achieve and your ability to deliver. Not simply tactics, but a system of getting things done through questioning, analysis and follow through.

Join me Monday, March 29th 9:30am as small business owners gather to plan their own economic stimulus package at the Mind Masters Second Quarter Planning Session. These are some of the things you’ll need to think about as you … Read More