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Ways to Ring in 2018

Ways to Ring in 2018

The New Year is just around the corner, and while many businesses may be scurrying to wrap up the books for end-of-year, now is the ...
Top 5 Financial Mistakes in Manufacturing – Tips for All Businesses

Top 5 Financial Mistakes in Manufacturing – Tips for All Businesses

By Kurt Dyck, CFO & Business Advisor Lucrum Consulting The average small business manufacturing company produces anywhere from dozens to hundreds of thousands of products ...
Get Ahead on Year-End Tasks

Get Ahead on Year-End Tasks

Year-end is just around the corner, and that means a couple of administrative tasks are necessary to take care of bookkeeping and tax chores. Here ...
Financial Due Diligence Steps to Take When Purchasing a Business

Financial Due Diligence Steps to Take When Purchasing a Business

Buying a business is no simple task. It’s a complex undertaking that includes a multi-step due diligence process to ensure the investment being made is ...
Five Ways to Streamline Your Payroll Process

Five Ways to Streamline Your Payroll Process

For business owners with employees, payroll is a necessary task that can often takes a lot of time.  To make payroll less time-consuming, consider these ...
How performance measurement drives business success

How performance measurement drives business success

All businesses strive to be profitable. However, achieving success can be difficult, especially with multiple lines of business. Selling a high-margin product may seem like ...
Why Businesses Should Consider Outsourcing Bookkeeping

Why Businesses Should Consider Outsourcing Bookkeeping

By Shannon Earnhardt of Lucrum Consulting Bookkeeping is the process of recording all financial transactions within a business and is required in every business regardless ...
Four Ways to Manage Overhead Costs

Four Ways to Manage Overhead Costs

High overhead can strangle the profit out of a business. Companies that struggle to control their unseen, hidden costs such as rent, utilities, office supplies, ...
5 Tactics for Negotiating with Suppliers and Vendors

5 Tactics for Negotiating with Suppliers and Vendors

Successful entrepreneurs understand the importance of building long-term business relationships that can contribute to their bottom line. That’s why many business owners invest their time ...
How to Prevent Past Due Accounts

How to Prevent Past Due Accounts

Anytime a businesses performs a service or ships a product before getting paid, an Account Receivable is created. If customers pay before their invoice is ...
Eight Ways to Increase Profits

Eight Ways to Increase Profits

Increasing profits might sound like an unattainable dream, but in reality, there are a finite number of ways that businesses can increase profits. When business ...
When is a loan for business growth a good idea?

When is a loan for business growth a good idea?

Like raising a child, there’s no set manual that comes with owning your own business. Even the best entrepreneurs struggle with making the right decisions ...
Five Numbers for a Mid-Year Financial Check-Up

Five Numbers for a Mid-Year Financial Check-Up

June is a perfect time to take a look at company numbers year-to-date. There’s enough to time elapsed to get an accurate look at progress ...
How to Develop a Successful Onboarding Process

How to Develop a Successful Onboarding Process

“Getting off on the right foot” is important for both employer and new hires. Those first days and weeks of a new job have the ...
Hiring the Right Team for Business Success

Hiring the Right Team for Business Success

The best business plan, accounting system and products are key components for every business. But the true driver of success is the people – from ...
What To Know About Hiring Interns

What To Know About Hiring Interns

Internships are often a benefit for both employer and intern. Interns get real-world experience and employers get extra help and an opportunity to get to ...
Four Payment Policies that Keep Companies in the Black

Four Payment Policies that Keep Companies in the Black

Business owners know that the battle for profitability is won or lost in details. For example, how companies handle accounts receivable affects cash flow, and ...
Costner Law: A Case Study in Managing Growth and Maintaining Balance

Costner Law: A Case Study in Managing Growth and Maintaining Balance

Working for a real estate lawyer one summer during college set Josh Costner on his career path.  He began his firm in Charlotte, North Carolina ...