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Technology is Part of Award Season In Indianapolis

It’s award season again.  We’ve seen the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors’ Guild and the Grammy’s. Another big award ceremony is approaching, and we’re not talking about the Academy Awards or the CMAs. In the Indianapolis business and tech community, TechPoint’s 2016 Mira Award Finalists were just announced and once again there is …

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6 Ways You Can Afford A Great Vacation

So let’s break away from the detailed accounting stuff and talk about something fun – vacations! As I look back over my career, the one thing that I take a certain amount of pride in is my ability to take a great vacation at least once a year. I know what you may …

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Is Your Business Plan Ready?

Like an artist who has proudly finished a painting, after spending a considerable amount of time and effort working on your business plan, you may be tempted to believe that it’s perfect and turn a deaf ear to any criticism. Unlike a painting, however, a business plan is more like a living being …

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6 Essentials – Cloud Storage

The topic of “cloud storage“ is all over the Internet. Sure it makes sense to register your iPad with Apple’s iCloud so when you accidentally leave it in your cart at Wal-Mart, you have a chance of getting it back. But for small- to medium-size businesses, what about all the data in your …

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The Next Best Thing To Having An Assistant

Small business owners always have a lot on their to do lists.  They have to take care of customers, employees, physical space, inventory, marketing, the list goes on an on.  They often need the services of an administrative assistant, but don’t always have the resources to hire one.

I don’t have my own administrative …

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Early Stage Companies – 5 Pitfalls in Seeking Early Investor Money

So you’ve taken that great idea you had and actually started a business.  Maybe you’ve invested your savings, taken a home equity loan, or scraped money together from your friends and family; but now that things are off the ground, you need to seek money from outside investors.  This is a significant transition …

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Does your organization communicate well?

Does your organization communicate well?  If you think the answer is yes, does this apply to internal and external communication or only one of these types?  Many organizations have no problem communicating positive ideas and information but struggle with constructive criticism. I believe that organizations should place an emphasis on communication and leaders …

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WHY STRATEGIC PLANS ARE CRITICAL FOR NONPROFITS

Strategic plans are discussed extensively in the world of commercial business enterprises, but what about in the nonprofit world? Granted, many large and well-established nonprofit organizations have developed comprehensive strategic plans that in turn drive goals, objectives, and budgets for those organizations. Smaller nonprofits, though, tend to operate without a carefully developed long-term …

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TRACKING GRANTS IN QUICKBOOKS

Non-profit accountants have unique challenges in managing organizational revenues and expenses. Not only do you have to keep track of expenses by “natural” accounts (typically things such as salaries and wages, supplies, meals and entertainment, etc.), but you also often need to be able to track these items by grant or program …

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OUTSOURCING FOR NONPROFITS

At the start of a new year, most organizations are looking to do some things differently than years past. There may be skill sets that are lacking in some areas of the agency or maybe a fresh perspective is in order. Outsourcing can be a cost efficient way to address these situations.

Most nonprofits …

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