Biz Help For You

Candy Messer

Our show is education-based to give information to entrepreneurs to help them know the rules and regulations that need to be followed to help them avoid penalties and keep them in compliance. It also offers tips for success in various areas including marketing, website design, budgeting, understanding information on financial reports and more.By listening to this program, you will learn about specific regulations in the areas of business licenses, payroll, sales tax (for online and brick and mortal sellers), 1099 processing and other compliance tasks. You will also hear tips from experts to help you manage and grow your business to be more profitable.Topics will include labor law updates, creating systems and processes, building a team, understanding the differences, features and benefits of desktop versus cloud based software, creating a marketing plan, and other important topics for entrepreneurs.

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QB Desktop Cancellation July 31, 2024 Information
Jun 28 2024
QB Desktop Cancellation July 31, 2024 Information
Send us a Text Message.🔔 Attention QuickBooks Desktop Users! Are you ready for the major change coming on August 1, 2024? Your current version of QuickBooks Desktop will no longer work unless you upgrade! In this episode, I’ll break down everything you need to know to navigate this transition smoothly, explore your options, and ensure your bookkeeping remains uninterrupted. Don’t miss out—hit play now to stay ahead of the curve and keep your business running smoothly! 🚀📊 ADDITIONAL UPDATE: ON JUNE 27, I WAS GIVEN CONFLICTING ADVICE BY A DIFFERENT INTUIT REP STATING THE OLD NON-SUBSCRIPTION-BASED SOFTWARE WILL STILL WORK, AND ONLY SUBSCRIPTION-BASED VERSIONS MUST BE UPGRADED. ALSO, INTUIT HAS NOW EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO SEPT 30 INSTEAD OF JULY 31 TO UPGRADE YOUR VERSION OR MOVE TO QBO.Key Moments [00:00] Introduction to QuickBooks Desktop Discontinuation [02:15] Historical Context and Policy Change [04:30] Options for Users [06:00] Switching to Different Software [08:45] Migrating to QuickBooks Online (QBO) [11:30] Upgrading to QuickBooks Desktop 2024 [14:00] Key Considerations: Sales Tax Functionality [16:20] Key Considerations: Data Migration [18:50] Key Considerations: Cost and Subscription Terms [21:15] Conclusion and Contact Information Support the Show.Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support
3 Step System to Master the Art of the Referral Ask with Brandon Barnum
May 31 2024
3 Step System to Master the Art of the Referral Ask with Brandon Barnum
Send us a Text Message.Let me tell you about my fascinating guest today, Brandon Barnum. After becoming a single father, Brandon displayed remarkable innovation in 1997 by showcasing real estate listings for partnering realtors. However, he truly transformed his career when he mastered the art of referrals. This catapulted his income from $20,000 to $200,000 within only 18 months! Brandon leveraged this knowledge to close over $500 million in referral-based deals and build impressive referral platforms connecting over 5 million members across 195 countries. His inspirational success story highlights the immense potential of referrals for boosting income and expanding global networks. So how did Brandon unlock the power of referrals? He shares his origin story and proven techniques for mastering referral marketing. You'll discover why referrals dramatically increase hiring rates and profitability compared to traditional leads. Brandon also explains how to feel comfortable asking for referrals by viewing it as service, not selling. Additionally, Brandon reveals his simple 3-step system for the art of the referral ask. He provides scripts for effortlessly setting the stage, listening for triggers, and asking to help more people. You'll learn how to create a wow experience that delights clients and earns endless referrals. Want to 10x your income by building a powerful referral network? Don't miss this game-changing conversation! Check out the show notes for bonus content on boosting referrals through technology, co-marketing campaigns, and more.  #TechReferrals #ClientConnections #EntrepreneurialTech #ReferralMarketing #TechnologyInBusiness #ClientReferralStrategies #TechSavvyEntrepreneur #BusinessReferralNetwork #DigitalReferralRevolution #EntrepreneurialInsights Key Moments 00:00:03 - Brandon's Success Story   00:04:26 - The Art of the Ask   00:09:02 - Technology and Referral Networks   00:10:53 - Being a Referral Scout   00:12:55 - The Difference Between Leads and Referrals   00:13:16 - Referrals vs. Leads   00:14:55 - Assessing Fit for Referrals   00:16:21 - Specificity in Targeting   00:19:10 - Using Technology to Reach Target Audience   00:23:30 - Building Relationships with Bank Code   00:27:05 - Understanding Personality Types for Better Connections   00:28:14 - Free Resources for Self-Assessment   00:30:00 - Being a Charity Champion   00:31:49 - Goal Setting for Success   Support the Show.Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support
How to Scale Your Business Without Becoming Its Biggest Bottleneck with Dave Pennington
May 28 2024
How to Scale Your Business Without Becoming Its Biggest Bottleneck with Dave Pennington
Send us a Text Message.Let me tell you about my fascinating guest today - Dave boasts over 35 years of impressive experience managing and leading organizations at national and international levels. His passion lies in developing leaders, as he deeply understands what it takes to successfully build and scale a business. Dave shares his valuable insights on the key challenges leaders face when scaling their company. A key takeaway is that leaders often take on too many roles, becoming the ceiling of their organization. Dave advises strategically structuring your team based on individual strengths so you can anticipate and plan for growth. He also stresses the importance of investing in your people - when employees grow, companies grow. Dave offers tips on getting clarity on roles, effective onboarding, and using assessments to best leverage your team. If you're seeking guidance on leadership, scaling your business, or building an effective management structure, you'll gain priceless wisdom from Dave's extensive experience. Let me know - what resonated most with you from Dave's insights? What challenges have you faced in scaling your business? I'd love to hear your experiences in the comments! #StrategicScaling #BusinessGrowth #EmployeeRetention #LeadershipDevelopment #Organizational Success #EntrepreneurialInsights #EffectiveHiring #WorkplaceProductivity #BusinessConsulting #LeadershipAssessments Key Moments 00:00:02 - Introduction to Dave's Impressive Career  00:01:02 - Dave's Passion for Leadership Development  00:02:34 - Challenges of Scaling a Company  00:05:07 - Leveraging Strengths for Growth and Scaling  00:09:11 - Planning for Growth and Development  00:12:58 - Hiring from the Gut  00:14:01 - Importance of Onboarding  00:16:19 - Remote Onboarding Challenges  00:18:31 - Employee Development  00:21:29 - Strategy and Planning  00:25:53 - Understanding Personality Types  00:26:29 - UMAP Assessment  00:28:31 - Repositioning Employees  00:29:12 - Connecting with Dave  00:31:20 - Embracing Change  Support the Show.Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support
How to Navigate Health Benefits Compliance Without the Headache with Marshall Darr
May 24 2024
How to Navigate Health Benefits Compliance Without the Headache with Marshall Darr
Send us a Text Message.I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Marshall Darr, co-founder and CEO of Stretch Dollar. As a former VP of Marketing and someone with over a decade of experience in the health insurance space, Marshall has an insightful perspective on the challenges small business owners face when it comes to providing quality, affordable benefits. In our conversation, he shared Stretch Dollar's origin story - how his own frustrations trying to find decent coverage for his distributed team sparked the idea for a flexible new approach. The way it works is simple: employers contribute tax-free dollars that employees then use to shop for and purchase their own plans, with guidance from Stretch's brokerage team. Marshall explains how this model gives people more choice and control while saving employers tons of administrative headaches. I found the interview super valuable and think you will too. Marshall offers tangible tips for streamlining benefits management and making sure employees get coverage that actually meets their needs. And I love how passionate he is about supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners specifically. So if you want to hear his best insights on navigating the regulatory landscape and optimizing health benefits compliance, don't miss this episode! Let me know what you think in the comments. Support the Show.Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support
The Exact Process to Go from Operator to Absentee Owner with Robert Poole
May 17 2024
The Exact Process to Go from Operator to Absentee Owner with Robert Poole
Send us a Text Message.Let me tell you about my fascinating guest today! Robert Poole is the co-founder of Total Business Results, where he helps entrepreneurs make the transition from being tied to their businesses as operators to becoming free as owners. He's a West Point graduate with over 25 years of experience in scaling companies into saleable assets that run without the founders. In this interview, Robert shares his own journey from operator to owner, including the mindset shifts it took. He gives actionable advice for entrepreneurs who feel trapped doing the day-to-day work, so they can get back the freedom that attracted them to owning a business in the first place. You'll discover how to build sustainable processes, recruit an empowered team, and create an organization aligned with your vision. Robert also talks about avoiding common pitfalls that can sabotage your progress. If you're an entrepreneur who wants to transform your role from doing all the work to leading a company that runs itself, don't miss Robert's insightful tactics. Get the keys to making a successful transition so you can reduce your workload and have an ownership asset to someday sell or pass along. Let us know in the comments if you've made the shift from operator to owner! What challenges did you face? How did you motivate your team to share your vision? We'd love to hear your experiences and advice too.   #BusinessTransition #OwnerMindset #ProcessBuilding #BusinessGrowth #DelegationEmpowerment #SustainableBusiness #OperatorToOwner #MindsetShift #BusinessProcesses #TransitioningBusinessOwners Key Moments  00:00:00 - Introduction and Background of the Guest   00:02:38 - Transitioning from Operator to Owner   00:06:26 - Transitioning as a Solopreneur   00:09:30 - Finding the Right Team   00:12:00 - Transitioning in Different Industries   00:13:13 - Importance of Creating Processes    00:14:18 - Overcoming Overwhelm as a Business Owner   00:17:16 - Transitioning from Operator to Owner   00:20:24 - Building Business Value and Shifting Mindset   00:25:32 - Free Offer and Contact Information   00:26:15 - The Value of Building a Brand   00:26:37 - Establishing Trust with Clients   00:27:11 - Creating a Reputable Brand   00:28:04 - Process-Centric Approach   00:28:44 - Seamless Transition to New Representations Support the Show.Resources: https://affordablebookkeepingandpayroll.com/resource-opt-in Become a supported of the show: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1522381/support