Financial Essentials Blog

May 22, 2017

Habits of Smart Communicators

Communication has gradually become more digital and less personal, prompting us to slowly lose our personal communication skills. With the digital age being full of texts, emails, phone calls, and…

May 15, 2017

Strategies for Pursuing Continued Education

Owning a business is a time-consuming pursuit; many entrepreneurs credit their success to education but struggle to find the time to continue learning while also managing their business. In a…

Apr 10, 2017

Empowering Your Employees

When you own a business, you’re accountable for its success. However, if you have a strong, entrepreneurial team supporting you, you can be confident in relying upon them to make…

Apr 5, 2017

What the Classroom Didn’t Teach You about Entrepreneurship

Don’t let the title of this article fool you! While Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are famous examples of business leaders who left school to become successful, they are extreme…

Mar 24, 2017

Outlook: Strong Future for Female Entrepreneurs

According to data from 2015, over nine million U.S. businesses are now women owned. However, there are still hurdles women face as entrepreneurs, generally unique from their male counterparts. In…

Mar 10, 2017

How to Protect Your Customers’ Data

Cyberattacks have reached a critical level, hitting unprecedented numbers last year. It’s estimated that data breaches were up 40% in 2016. A common misconception is that these attacks only happen…

Mar 3, 2017

Reduce Your Risk of an IRS Audit

The IRS audit is every taxpayer’s fear, even those who are honest and diligent. However, IRS audits are less common than many Americans believe. The likelihood of an audit does…

Feb 24, 2017

Would You Consider a Co-CEO?

Are you someone who prefers being in charge, and is comfortable handling all the responsibilities of being CEO, or are you someone who could benefit from sharing the load with…

Feb 17, 2017

Business Leader’s Recipe for Success

As a business leader, there are so many aspects that need your attention. So where do you focus your energy? In a new article from Inc. magazine, entrepreneur Martin Zwilling…

Feb 10, 2017

Tax Refunds: Myths vs. Facts

Would you know a tax myth from a tax fact? As tax season approaches, there are many myths swirling around about the IRS, tax returns, tax deduction, and anything tax-related….