LivePlan: Budgeting, Forecasting & Financial Dashboards That Help Small Businesses Grow

Since its creation in 1988, Palo Alto Software has grown to a respected provider of small business tools worldwide with the single goal of helping other small businesses grow and become successful. They help people succeed in business with market-leading software from their headquarters in Eugene, Oregon. Their flagship software product, LivePlan, was developed from … Read more

Small Business Accounting Checklist and Infographic: 21 Things to Do and When to Do Them

Managing your business finances does not have to be eat-your-spinach drudgery. The key, of course, is to create a realistic plan with a budget, record your transactions correctly, review your results regularly and always keep good records. Your comfort level with the three basic financial reports that evaluate your fiscal health is also essential: the balance … Read more

New Small Business? 5 Things To Know About Federal Income Taxes

As a small business owner, you may assume the IRS isn’t concerned with your tax liability. However, this assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, reports suggest that the IRS has increasingly targeted small businesses for audits in recent years. While the government may not be interested in your business before it turns a profit, it’s important … Read more

Chief Happiness Officers: Developing Honest Relationships With Staff and Customers

The concept of a Chief Happiness Officer has been gaining traction over the last decade, particularly following the publication of Delivering Happiness by Google’s Chade Meng-Tan in 2010. Though his official title is Jolly Good Fellow (yes, really), he is effectively the company’s CHO. The position is, as it sounds, largely responsible for the overall … Read more