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The Creativity of Leveraging Your Accounting: Follow Up

The Creativity of Leveraging Your Accounting: Follow Up Wow. It’s amazing what you can learn from people who love what they do and honestly care about helping their customers achieve success. Hilary Dodson and Tracey Holecek totally delivered on useful information for leveraging your accounting for business owners at every level. The key takeaways gave us lots of helpful tips that almost directly translates into a monthly checklist for extremely beneficial financial review. Always ask questions to stay on track. Regular review of your financial statements helps you uncover both the good and the bad, but you have to dig
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“Lurking” Under the WordPress Hood: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

“Lurking” Under the WordPress Hood: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing On 29 March, the folks at WordFence, the renown security experts with the same monikered plugin, uncovered a massive security risk with the Pipdig Power Pack (P3) Plugin (see the link).    In a follow-up article yesterday, WordFence announced: “The plugin, which is installed alongside WordPress themes sold by Pipdig, was found to contain a number of suspicious or malicious features. Among these features were a remote “killswitch” Pipdig could use to destroy sites, an obfuscated function used to change users’ passwords, and code which generated hourly requests with the
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Why “No” is a Love Word in Business. Funding Your Business Expansion.

I fully expected to hear a lot about numbers. The Topic was Funding Your Business Growth and the panel was comprised of bankers and lenders. Wow. I was very wrong in a very, very good way. Why “No” is a Love Word in Business Funding Your Business Expansion, the 3rd in the Business Breakfast Builder Series We munched on some amazing biscotti from Giorgio Cookies  and had an amazing conversation with our panelists as they candidly answered the specific questions from our attendees. Moderator Pat Carpenter, three-time start-up veteran and co-founder of X-Squared Angels, started where every conversation about funding
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Early Mornings and Other Things for Love/Hate Relationships

Early Mornings and Other Things for Love/Hate Relationships Funding Your Business Growth I joke a lot about hating math. The truth is, it fascinates me, especially when it goes past the basics to include formulas and patterns and complex answers to burning questions like “what is the smallest file size that will produce the quality of the image I need for my client?” I feel the same way about finance.  Maybe it’s because, in the world of small business where I live, I often hear “we just can’t afford that”. True, budgets are critical, but at the same time, everyone
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