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Archive for year: 2014

  • Local small businesses join forces to expand success

    Local small businesses join forces to expand success By Molly McGowan Times-News Staff Writer Published: Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 4:30 a.m. Patrick Sullivan/Times-News Elise Sampson and her daughter, Carolyn Sampson, with Girls Gotta Bake!, make some spicy ginger cookies Thursday. The owners of three local small businesses — Tito’s Speci...

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  • ‘Hendo Hunt’ players to decode secret message

    ‘Hendo Hunt’ players to decode secret message By Molly McGowan Times-News Staff Writer Published: Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 4:30 a.m. Organizers of the first fundraising “Hendo Hunt” scheduled for Saturday have added an extra element to the Main Street scavenger hunt — decoding a secret message. Announced earlier this month, the fact-f...

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  • Five Ways To Control Costs

    Driving the bottom line through profitable revenue growth likely is the objective of virtually every company.  This should be the number one focus, of course.  If you’re not growing, you’re dying.  But companies also need to focus on controlling costs.  Without constant vigilance, companies can find themselves in an uncompetitive situation with bloat...

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  • How to manage your cash flow

    Cash is king when it comes to the financial management of a growing company. The lag between the time you have to pay your suppliers and employees and the time you collect from your customers is the problem, and the solution is cash flow management. At its simplest, cash flow management means delaying outlays of cash as long as possible while encouraging a...

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  • The Importance of Cash Management

    Cash flow is of vital importance to the health of a business. One saying is: “revenue is vanity, cash flow is sanity, but cash is king”. What this means is that whilst it may look better to have large inflows of revenue from sales, the most important focus for a business is cash flow. Many businesses may continue to trade in the short- to medium-term eve...

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