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Financials Are Yours, Not Your Accountant’s

Tom Crouser July 24, 2012 Comments Off on Financials Are Yours, Not Your Accountant’s

Reader wrote: I am trying not to rename my accounts has much as possible. I know once I will get into the chart of accounts there will be some re-building in the names. But to answer your question; in my financials the name of Current portion long term debt is Long Term Liabilities. Tom replied: […]

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Case of a Missed Self-Diagnosis

Tom Crouser July 15, 2012 Comments Off on Case of a Missed Self-Diagnosis

The following story is based upon multiple assignments. Names, locations and other facts have been changed. As such, any similarity to any one business or person is coincidental. Larry, a Delaware printer called me (304-541-3714) last Friday and was surprised when I answered. He had read my offers to chat but didn’t really believe them. […]

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Case: highly paid couple going into business

Tom Crouser June 26, 2012 Comments Off on Case: highly paid couple going into business

A real small business case by Tom Crouser You could say Mark and Samantha Middleton worked themselves right into the middle. Some would say in the middle of the country. Some would say in the middle of nowhere. But everyone would say right into the middle of trouble. Both were highly respected and highly paid […]

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Case of Spoiled Owners, Part 2

Tom Crouser June 22, 2012 Comments Off on Case of Spoiled Owners, Part 2

By Tom Crouser Spoiled attitudes are also sometimes prevalent in unique ways among couples in business. Let’s say Momma has an inheritance and Pop is playing business, which I define as having a goal other than creating wealth. What kind of goal? Oh, more sales for the heck of it, bigger equipment than the other […]

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Case of Spoiled Owners, Part 1

Tom Crouser June 19, 2012 Comments Off on Case of Spoiled Owners, Part 1

By Tom Crouser Spoiled. Some business owners are just spoiled. The result is it’s hard to maintain an adult working atmosphere, retain or attract new workers, or even get the next generation in the same family to act like adults. So, what does being spoiled really mean? It’s doing what’s most fun rather than what’s […]

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