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One of the key reasons small businesses fail is the poor financial literacy of the business owner. In one study, 65% of entrepreneurs whose companies failed cited financial mismanagement as the reason.

It’s imperative that you have a solid understanding of your company’s financials so that you can make the best possible operating decisions.... READ MORE


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Read my latest post: "You're Employees Are Probably Stealing From You. Here Are Five Tips to Put A Stop To It."


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