Duggan (2013) declares that Creative Strategy is not about coming up with new ideas, but about thinking strategically when finding a solution to a problem by seeking new ways or innovative ideas to apply toward such solution.  He mentions two ways of coming up with ideas for creative strategy: methods of creativity and methods of… Read More

What is Innovation Innovation is associated with creative thinking, applied imagination. Innovation involves five skills: associating, questioning, observing, experimenting and networking. According to Drucker (2011), “innovation is a function of entrepreneurship (p. ). Two-thirds of innovative ideas come from genetics, while the rest comes from learning, experimenting, practicing, and then gaining the confidence to finally… Read More

Planning is the art of establishing a story of an endeavor, ideally in writing.   Because a business is comprised of a series of activities that need to be planned, strategically coordinated, and managed, planning is essential to successfully support the goals and strategies of the business. This planning should take place right at the… Read More

Owning a rental property can be a lucrative endeavor, especially when it comes to online platform rentals, such as Airbnb, Booking.com, HomeAway, VRBO, etc.  This business model comes with rewards, but also with great level of organization of the income received, and most importantly, of the expenses incurred along the way. It is very important… Read More

  We know December is a busy month. However, take some time now to make sure QuickBooks is ready for 2020. Yes, it’s here again: the end of the year. You probably have a lengthy to-do list full of tasks that must be done before December 31. There’s one task—or rather, a series of tasks—that… Read More

A while ago I had the opportunity to be a business consultant for a company. The company was facing with major disorganization in the accounting department that transcended to other areas impacting the operational efficiency, as well as, profitability of the company. Primarily, the strategy was not clear, it was either confused or ambiguous. Hence,… Read More

If your business is required to collect and pay sales taxes, you can use QuickBooks’ tools to help you meet those obligations.   Next to payroll, state sales taxes represent probably the most complex element of your accounting tasks. QuickBooks can help with the mechanics, but there’s a lot you need to learn before you… Read More

Ibanessa Hogan 08/30/2019 Most small businesses start operating without having a roadmap that can guide them through the whereabouts of doing business.  Questions such as: Should I expand my product line or should I reinvent the services that I’m already offering? Do I know my Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT)? Should I stop offering… Read More

If your business pays a lot of bills, you need an efficient system for staying current with them. QuickBooks’ Bill Tracker provides that.  Bill-paying may be your least favorite accounting activity. You definitely know how those checks and online payments affect your account balances, but it’s more than that. Staying up to date with your… Read More

If your business pays a lot of bills, you need an efficient system for staying current with them. QuickBooks’ Bill Tracker provides that. Bill-paying may be your least favorite accounting activity. You definitely know how those checks and online payments affect your account balances, but it’s more than that. Staying up to date with your… Read More