Making 2016 A Great Year For Your Business Finances

Making changes to processes in an active business is like changing the tires on a car at highway speed. It may be worth it in the long run, but it’s a huge challenge in the short run. The best way to approach such transitions is to find the slowest possible times of the year to implement changes.

One time of the year that things slow down just enough to make some changes is the first couple of months of the year. Everything is closed out and cleared out, and you can start the new calendar with some new techniques. And if you’re just now venturing into business, start on the right foot.

If you felt that 2015 had too much complexity, too many errors, and not enough good news from taxes, look through some of the possibilities for saving in 2016.

14 Creative Ways to Reduce Home Remodel Cost

When we moved to our home in 2014, it needed some work, not exactly repair work but remodel work. Like painting, some landscaping fixes. Moving dog-bitten plantation shutters out, resealing windows and doors, etc. We could have hired professionals or at least, a handyman could do those things. But we decided to do it ourselves. Firstly, to save some money, and secondly, we wanted to do those. You know, being a first-time homeowner.

14 Creative Ways to Pay for a Home Remodel

But you may not be as lucky as we were. Your home might need some serious repair and remodeling. Unfortunately, not all of us can afford to gut and rebuild our homes to our exact requirements and specifications. This doesn’t mean, however, that you have to just learn to live with what you’ve got.

How to Fight the Landlord and Win: Negotiating Rent

When my husband and I moved from Pennsylvania to Florida, we visited nearly every apartment complex in a 30-mile radius to find just the right mix of safety, convenience, and affordability. We had a strict budget of $1,000 a month for a 2-bedroom home that would also allow us to bring our dog.

Negotiating Rent

After driving hundreds of miles in circles through every neighborhood, we did find a fantastic apartment right under our budget at $950 that was in a lovely location.

Spend Less and Save More Without a Traditional Budget

I learned early in life that spending less than you earn, paying yourself first, and investing for the long term can pay huge dividends over time.  But I never really followed a budget, and only recently decided I needed to implement one.

Spend Less and Save More

During this process, I discovered that there are a few simple things you can do once a year or so, and a few simple things you can do every day that will help you control spending without the complexity of a traditional budget. The key comes from periodically identifying areas where you can eliminate or trim expenses, and implementing a plan to help you control spending in the comparatively few areas where your day-to-day choices make a difference.

Saving Money on Uncommon Travel Destinations

The 21st century has made the world a smaller place. It’s far easier to communicate and travel internationally than ever before. But this doesn’t mean that the savings are spread out equally. While airlines like WOW have made it a lot more affordable to travel to places like Dublin, there are plenty of other places in the world which have become more expensive in recent years, if anything.

Saving Money on Uncommon Travel Destinations

If you want to take a holiday, immigrate, or make an investment in nations which aren’t commonly visited, you’re going to have to pioneer your own savings strategies. Luckily, this won’t be a challenge for a smart and talented person like yourself. Here are a few ways to make it happen.

How to Save Money for Your Business

So you are looking to expand your business but you just don’t have the financial capital to do so? Well, maybe you don’t need to go out and search for loans or other financial assistance. Perhaps you can just use this money saving tips in order to squeeze a bit of extra financial juice out of what you already have.

Save Money On Small Businesses

I run two blogs, including this, as a side business. I earn a decent income from them, after paying taxes I am left with enough extra money to pay the monthly mortgage with additional principle. There’s almost no expense apart from the hosting fee and email software fee. I run the businesses with just above $40 a month.

How to Make Your Small Business More Efficient

I often write about small businesses here. Small business finances are very similar to personal finance and many of my readers are self-employed. In a way, most of them run small businesses, isn’t it? While it’s essential that you separate your finance with your business’s finances, you should become equally cognizant about managing these two different kinds of finances.

Small Business

Often the reason why big businesses are making all the money is due to how efficient they are. Small businesses are much more personal but often spend too much time on the little things making them far less efficient.At the same time, small businesses have certain advantages that are missing in a large company. Small businesses should take advantage of the agility, that comes with a small size.

Keeping Cremation Cost Under Control

Funerals and cremations are a social taboo. We don’t talk about those. But let’s not forget we all have to incur that expense at some point of time. It’s important to be ready in advance so that when the time comes, you respond in a financially responsible way. Any life event, if we are not fully prepared for, would drain a lot of resources, including financial. In this article, we will talk about making cremation affordable.

A mourning family certainly deserves one less stress to be added to their lives.

Currently, a funeral in the United States costs between $7,000 to $10,000. This cost includes the services at the funeral home, burial and installation of a headstone. And keep in mind that prices may vary greatly, depending on different funeral homes and their location in the country.

Save Money While Driving, For a Better Car

If you’re a car owner you can probably vouch for the fact that vehicle ownership can be an expensive thing to manage. This can be especially challenging for younger drivers who face higher insurance premiums and may struggle to afford a newer car in the first place.

Save Money While Driving For a Better Car

There are ways for you to save when you’re driving, though, ranging from how you drive to general maintenance. Then, with clever investments using these savings, you can help to further prolong the lifespan of your car and limit the chance of you having to fork out for repairs. To find out how you can do this, read on to discover our suggestions.

The Business Meeting- An Invaluable Resource

There are only 24 hours in the day and in the business world, it can seem like there are a lot less than that. When you are concerned with meeting deadlines, making deals, and expanding your company, you find little time is left for nonessentials.  And there are not many instances in business that one is more aware of the ticking of the clock than in a business meeting.

Starting On The Right Foot

Few businesses can thrive if the essential meetings they must have are filled with small talk, chit chat, or off-topic ramblings. The dynamic of the business meeting must be established by the head of the company in its first days, because that structure will weed out a lot of the unnecessary elements that usually present themselves when a room full of people gather together.

According to Business Knowhow “Leading a meeting requires attention, confidence, creativity, diplomacy, empathy, flexibility, wits, toughness and yes, humor! The primary role of the leader is to establish the ground roles for the meeting which are namely: to minimize confusion and disruptions and to institute a code of conduct.”