By Sherry Lutz Herrington Owning your own business means you are your business, and it is you. At the same time. No matter how hard you try, you cannot separate your life from your business. It is your life. Sometimes that means taking phone calls during your child’s soccer game or answering emails from the…Read More
By Sherry Lutz Herrington Whether you are just starting a business or you’ve been running yours for a while, it’s critical to understand how your business is doing financially at any given point. Having solid business accounting will help you accomplish this and keep you on track. It will also give you other critical information.…Read More
I read an interesting article recently in the CPA Practice Advisor and felt compelled to address some of the frightening statistics quoted. I keep saying, where have all these people who have resigned during the great resignation gone? How are they making a living? As I suspected, they are opening their own businesses. “During 2021,…Read More
By Sherry Lutz Herrington Every business needs systems as well as procedures. The procedures are the “how-tos”: the step-by-step guide on how to get anything done. But the systems are the “what.” They are the programs and apps you use to keep track of everything you are doing. There are many different systems and every…Read More
By Sherry Lutz Herrington It’s not about the numbers, it’s about the story the numbers tell. I say that all the time and I believe it. Of course, the numbers matter, but by themselves they don’t mean much. You have to put them into the context of what they mean to have them be useful. Tracking your…Read More
By Sherry Lutz Herrington Many small business owners consider themselves to be the CEO, affectionately known as the Chief Everything Officer (thank you USP Store for that hilarious tagline). In reality, we often are the chief bottle washer and cook, as the saying goes. We have no choice (especially when we first get started) but…Read More
By Sherry Lutz Herrington When you own your own business, you tend to be obsessed with the bottom line. You actually need to be in order to know what’s happening and to drive the success of the business. Unfortunately, most business owners don’t understand what the “true bottom line” means or how to figure it…Read More
Running a small business means wearing a lot of hats.
Do you remember the UPS Store commercial that says “if you’re CEO, you’re Chief Everything Officer”? I met a small business owner last week who has that title on her business card.
It’s so true and yet it’s a bit of a trap.Read More