5 Essential Rules for Choosing an Accountant for Your Small Business

PHIL HOGAN | November 15, 2016

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Running a small business, although ultimately rewarding, can also be challenging at times. It is difficult to be great at every part of running your business, which is why developing a proper support system is a key part to your overall success.

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Checklist for a Healthy In-House Marketing Team

Article | July 20, 2021

As the pandemic hit nearly every industry hard in 2020 and early 2021, many businesses did whatever they could to reduce expenses. Considering the sting of government shut-downs, operational restrictions, and lagging sales numbers, it’s no wonder that companies cut their marketing budgets! In one study, 72 percent of marketers said their budgets were either reduced or cut entirely. With companies spending less on marketing, more responsibilities naturally have fallen on in-house teams. Now that the economy is starting to rebound and life (and work) are returning to some degree of “normal,” entrepreneurs may be wondering if they should continue to handle their marketing efforts.

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Resources on the Main Street Lending Program to Support Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

Article | April 21, 2020

As part of Rapid7’s mission to support the community during this difficult AKA surreal and dangerous time, we are drawing attention to new financial resources to help businesses in need. Below is information on a program for small and mid-sized businesses from the Federal Reserve. Please see this blog post for information on Small Business Administration programs one of which is currently, and hopefully temporarily, on hold.

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What's Involved in Starting a Partnership?

Article | May 19, 2021

Entrepreneurs who plan to go into business with one or more other individuals may not realize there are several variations of partnerships to consider. In this article, I’ll describe the different types of partnerships and what needs to be done to start and maintain them. Business owners should keep in mind that there are legal and tax-related issues to consider when choosing a business entity type. So before deciding, it's wise to consult an attorney and accountant or tax advisor for guidance.

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4 Types of Business Data to Start Monitoring for Growth

Article | June 30, 2021

Without consistent, strategic marketing, your business’s growth can stall. That’s why it’s crucial to regularly review your marketing metrics to see what you’re doing right—and what you can improve upon. Here are three areas to focus on: Website analytics: Your business website is full of valuable information about your marketing tactics. When you look at the analytics, pay attention to the total number of visits per month, the amount of pages visited, and the website bounce rate, which indicates how quickly visitors leave your site. It’s also smart to analyze your website traffic sources—like email, organic search, and social channels—so you can see which distribution channels are bringing in the most traffic.

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