By Sherry Lutz Herrington I love studying company culture and believe it is paramount to the success of any company to build their company culture with intention.  Although we were a remote team before the pandemic shut down the world, we were still able to get together in person from time to time.  We actually…

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By Sherry Lutz Herrington Time and again I watch as my clients struggle with their money blocks and I struggle with how to help them.  I believe we all have them from time to time.  The hard part is recognizing why we are having financial difficulties and figuring out how to overcome them.   Since my…

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By Sherry Lutz Herrington If you have a small business, then your accounting is small, right?  And if you have a large business, then your accounting is large, right? Although that would be an easy assumption to make and most people do, it’s not necessarily true.  Every business has different accounting needs.  It’s a custom…

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By Sherry Lutz Herrington Finally, we’re heading into the end of the shutdown.  It’s been a full year since all this chaos started and, hopefully, you have all survived and are ready to move beyond the restrictions and get your businesses thriving again. As we move our clocks ahead and wrap up our 2020 tax…

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If you own a small business, then you likely have heard about Michael E. Gerber’s iconic book The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It.  I’ve talked about his concept of working IN the business vs working ON the business before, but the constant struggle to find the…

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By Sherry Lutz Herrington Setting yourself up for success starts with outlining where you’ve been and where you want to go.  Although there are numerous models that can be used for strategic business planning, I’m going to suggest you pare it down to the simplest version possible. Simplifying the process has two objectives: To make…

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By Sherry Lutz Herrington I first learned The Four Stages of Team Development from my teenage son after he returned from Boy Scouts National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT).  At first, I listened to what he reported and thought, “Oh, that’s interesting.”  But then as I started thinking about how it applied to my business, I…

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By Sherry Lutz Herrington It’s always fascinated me the differences I see between male and female entrepreneurs and how they run their businesses.  Some things about the differences one might expect, and other things might surprise you. Generally speaking, I see men hide their fears, muscle their way through, and pretend everything is okay.  Lots…

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By Sherry Lutz Herrington I love classifying and categorizing things, I guess that’s part of why I love accounting.  It’s all about grouping and organizing.   One thing I like to categorize is people.  I don’t mean this in a racist or demeaning sort of way; I do it as a way of seeing who’s on…

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As we come to accept that our world has changed, probably permanently, we’re forced to face the fact that we can no longer count on the future looking like what we expect it to.  In fact, we have no idea what the near future is going to look like.   Will there be another shutdown?  Will…

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