How Accounting Firms Can Make More Money in the Cloud

Advances in technology like cloud computing are great for most businesses, increasing productivity gains and saving money. But for accountants and CPAs, it’s a double-edged sword. Cloud accounting software firms have used cloud technology to penetrate deep into the profits of accounting firms by putting tax … Continued

Why You Need an Online Community

With recent updates to social media networks and search algorithms, web marketing has shifted towards community building to generate leads and awareness for businesses. There was a time when marketing for the web was all about keywords; using keywords in your title, description and body text, would give you … Continued

Do You Really Need to Hire a CFO?

Is your company growing at a rapid pace? Do you have new investors? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it may be time to think about hiring a chief financial officer (CFO). But how can a CFO help a small business? Aren’t … Continued

What Kind of Vacation Policy Should You Offer

Many small business owners wonder whether they should offer employees a vacation policy with a set number of vacation days, or allow employees to take reasonable vacation allowances as needed. This question often comes from a need to manage cash flow, and prioritize work while … Continued

5 Ways to Scale and Grow your Freelance Business

Freelancing is a great opportunity for skilled, hard-working, networked individuals to break into business and break free of the nine to five slog. But a freelance business has its limitations, especially when it comes to scalability. There’s only one of you, and you only get … Continued

Who Should Have the Job of Collecting Invoices

Collecting invoices is not an easy and seamless process. Anyone who has been involved in collecting payments knows the process frequently requires extensive follow-up after the invoice is sent out. Who should be responsible for collecting invoices at a small firm? There are some obvious … Continued

How to Convert More Leads and Boost Cash Flow

There are many steps a small business can take to improve cash flow and convert more leads, many of which we outline here, here and here. Of course, one of the most obvious measures is to increase sales. But what if you’re doing everything right … Continued

Fundbox salutes Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th is the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. Over the next month, the United States will celebrate the history and contributions of over 50 million citizens. Hispanic Americans have had a profound impact on our nation. Through their hard work and positive influence, Americans … Continued

How to Avoid Bankruptcy and Grow Your Business!

Today’s economy is much improved from the days of the recession, but it is still a treacherous place for small businesses. Even the most seasoned businessman can be caught off guard by the rapidly changing times, technology, and stock market. Avoid bankruptcy and possible failure … Continued