Management, Receivables Management

Identifying Customers Facing Cash Flow Problems

Most business owners recognize that critical cash flow is a major factor when evaluating the financial health of their business. But very few take the necessary precautions to safeguard against customer defaults. Developing better strategies in managing “risky” clients will…

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Accountants, Management

Know Your AR Metrics: Working Capital Balance and Quick Ratio

Many businesses are great at what they do…Until it’s time to get paid. …

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FG Philosophy & News, Money, Receivables Management

Collection Strategies for the Most Common Types of Delinquent Customers

43% of small businesses have customers who are 90+ days past due on payments, and almost every small business will have at least 1 past due customer, at some point. According to recent research from Dun & Bradstreet, businesses are…

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Why You Should Send More Conversational Emails to Your Employees

Wondering how to motivate employees? I bet you haven’t heard this one before…but you should email them more! Many company managers mistakenly believe that keeping emails short and direct is the best way to streamline communications and optimize productivity. In…

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Accountants, FG Philosophy & News

Funding Gates ♥’s Xero

Here at Funding Gates, we take new partnerships to heart. We want to make sure we’re only bringing the very best of the best to our loyal customers, and it’s important to us to stay true to our mission of…

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FG Philosophy & News, From the Desk of JM

From The Desk of JM: 3 Crucial Lessons for Running a Business

The dream of running a successful business is almost never accomplished on your first try. But we know that’s never stopped small business owners from preserving and continuing to strive towards a workable idea. My Co-founder and I have been…

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Management, Trends

The Surprising Science Behind Productivity Hacks — They Actually Work

Just because you’re busy, it doesn’t mean you’re being productive. Check out the science backing up these life hacks that will ramp up your productivity! 1. Plan Your Breaks Working straight through the day is actually not the most productive…

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Ten Tips to Earn the Respect of Your Employees

You’ve watched the hidden camera shows in amazement as one employee after another disrespects his or her boss by engaging in unethical and often, illegal, behavior.  You shake your head in disbelief that the employers can be so careless in…

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Unlock the Leadership Potential of Your Employees

If you have an open position that needs to be filled, it’s often best to look for candidates within your business before placing an ad in search of new candidates.  With that being said, who do you decide to promote?…

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Marketing & Strategy

Top Online Marketing Trends for Summer 2014

Summer is finally here, and the change of season has many business owners contemplating ways in which they might be able to take their marketing efforts to the next level. As most professionals are well-aware of, the Internet has all…

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