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Working Remotely

There is a strong case to be made for both you and your employees to work remotely. The average travel time to work (commute time) in the United States is 25.4 minutes. This of course depends on location here is a link to a great time-wasting tool that shows commute times throughout the United States [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:11-05:00October 23rd, 2016|Business, Human Resources, Management, Small Business|Comments Off on Working Remotely

Medical Payer Mix Mess

How many of us have been told by our financial planners we need to diversify our portfolios? As a business you need to do the same thing, except looking at who you are billing. Medical practices already have one of the most complex payment systems of any industry (except maybe the US Treasury for tax [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:11-05:00October 15th, 2016|Finance, Healthcare, Small Business|Comments Off on Medical Payer Mix Mess

Pay Transparency

How many times have you come out a salary negotiation when accepting a new job wondering if you are really being paid fairly? What happens when you know what everyone around you is making? Survey says…you are more satisfied with your job. As a manager having a discussion with an employee about their wage might [...]

By |2016-10-09T18:26:43-05:00October 9th, 2016|Healthcare, Human Resources, Small Business|Comments Off on Pay Transparency

Accountability

Account…defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a report or description of an event or experience.” Accounting, my profession, is defined as “the skill, system, or job of keeping the financial records of a business or person.” Holding one accountable. What does that really mean? The definition of accountable as “required to explain actions or decisions [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:11-05:00October 2nd, 2016|Business, Management, Relationships, Small Business|Comments Off on Accountability

Gen X Entrepreneurs

Stuck somewhere in between the retiring Baby-Boomer generation and the "Hipster" Millenials is my generation. I am on the tail-end of Gen-X. I am 38 years old. I am an accountant who happens to be credentialed as CPA since I was bored and decided it would make me a more rounded accountant (which I think [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:12-05:00September 1st, 2016|Business, Employment, Finance, Small Business|0 Comments

Small Business – Strategy Team

Does your business ever feel held back by circumstances around you or the industry? You have a passion for what you do, you do it well, you might even have a faithful customer base.  But, there is something in you that wants to share your talent on a broader scale. Get new patients in or [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:12-05:00August 25th, 2016|Business, Finance, Healthcare, Small Business|0 Comments

Passion – Light Your Fire

The journey continues as I build the foundation of my newly founded start-up. I am squarely in the relationship building stage. Other cogs in the machine are already moving, now my turn to move. While networking events are great for the masses…relationships are built in a more intimate, one-on-on setting. I am in the process [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:12-05:00August 15th, 2016|Business, Finance, Small Business|0 Comments

Bleeds…and Psycho Geometrics

Over the past few months I have been laying the foundation of my start-up business.  Research, business coaches and advisors, incubator-type of groups etc.  I have learned about my target market and what they actually need. Most of this came from a) asking my target market personally, or b) asking bankers - who I perceive as [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:12-05:00August 8th, 2016|Business, Small Business|0 Comments

Collections – the Good the Bad the Ugly

In my past life I spent 7 years managing patient accounts for a growing healthcare agency. During that time due to rising healthcare premium costs families started choosing higher and higher deductible plans and plans with higher and higher out-of-pocket expenses.  Also the agency service the pediatric population and they had the state of mind [...]

By |2020-04-28T12:42:12-05:00July 18th, 2016|Healthcare, Small Business|5 Comments