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Posts by Antoinette Madeira

Supplier Partnering: One Factor on the Road to Success

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” ~ Colin R. Davis (Texas oil man) I have been asking various clients and associates what the definition of success means to them. Many responded with a simple answer of “financial stability”, “money in the bank”, or “a positive net profit”.…

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9 Obstacles to Writing a Business Plan

Every business needs a business plan. Plans keep businesses focused, owners on track, and ensure no steps are missed. Here are some common obstacles to writing a business plan — and how to overcome them.   Lack of planning experience Just because you’ve never done one before, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t or you can’t. Basic…

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Two Keys to Success: A Good Lawyer + CPA

Starting a business is fun — creating, dreaming, planning. Setting your marks, and then achieving them.   Taxes, and the legal wrangling even small businesses need — that’s often not so fun. But this is one of the areas where good money handed to the right person can serve your business well in the long…

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4 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan

Time is valuable, and time spent writing a business plan can sometimes feel time not focused on immediate business needs such as invoicing or returning client calls.   But you wouldn’t hop in a car for a cross-country trip without a map or directions, with only the hope that every minute you drive brings you…

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Welcome to Your Back Office Brigade

  Most business owners and entrepreneurs focus on growing their business and making money — not filling out forms or keeping ledgers. That’s understandable, but it’s not sustainable. Processes, planning, tracking — all the organizational stuff — can make or break a firm. You don’t want to waste days tracking down errant paperwork come tax…

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