Powerful Public Speaking: Creative Communications to Market You & Your Business

How you communicate directly affects your personal and professional progress and performance. Whether you realize it or not, every time you open your mouth outside of your shower, car or office; with every e- or snail mail you send or voice mail you leave – you are speaking in public! Betcha you never thought about […]

8 Things You Can Do to Increase Your Web Traffic

One of the biggest questions I receive when I work with web clients is, “How do I get people to find my site?” This is a valid concern because, as more and more web sites go live, the competition your web site faces is stiff. Here is a list of some suggestions I give to […]

Taming Your Work Space: Techniques for Organizing a Home Office

I admire secretaries, office managers, executive assistants, and other professionals dedicated to keeping the particulars of a business in mind every day. When I worked as a writing tutor, one of our staff members was a specialist in various organizational “areas” of academia — study skills, learning disabilities, and so on. She worked with students […]

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It…

Much is made about the need for a concise business plan for the start-up entrepreneur. What was so important to your business at its start-up stages, however, is often ignored or forgotten once your business is established. Large corporations update their business plans on a regular basis because it helps them to stay on track […]

A Plan of Attack

Planning your business is just as important as running it, and this is where the all-important Business Plan comes in. Generally speaking, your business plan is a formal document that you write in order to outline your entire business’s operations. On a more personal level, your business plan is what will allow you to conceptualize […]

The Business of Financial Independence: Seven Methods to Attain Freedom from Financial Worries

Many people are accustomed to living paycheck to paycheck. Once the bills are paid there’s nothing left to save, even though what was left over was unwisely spent. It is estimated that most families are a mere two months away from bankruptcy. Many people simply don’t know how to use money to insure and increase […]

Marginal Costing: Variable Cost Accounting

Variable costs are defined as costs that vary with production, that is, they are expected to increase when production increases and to decrease when production decreases. Marginal costs are usually classified as direct materials, direct labour, and other variable costs of production. As a consequence of this, marginal costs should be viewed as avoidable costs […]

Absorption Costing: Full Cost Accounting

Absorption costing adds apportioned overheads or indirect costs to prime costs to arrive at the cost of the product. Absorption costing involves the following three step process: Allocation – is the charging of direct overhead costs to the cost centres or cost units they relate to. Apportionment – there are two types of apportionments, primary […]

Bipartisan Financial Reform Bill in U.S. Senate: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Bernanke Lobbies Against Reformation

U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) is spearheading a tripartisan Senate move to remove the Federal Reserve’s broad domestic regulating power and subject the U.S. central bank to government audits by a new governmental agency that would be called the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. According to financial analysts, the 30 Senate co-sponsors of […]