The Absolute Minimum Every Cannabis CEO Must Understand About Finance

Running a cannabis business is tough. There is a lot to learn, especially if it's also your first business. The financial side of things, in particular, can be really scary. You might even be tempted to ignore it until tax time. Protip: That’s generally a bad idea....

How to Find and Keep Massage Clients

Finding new clients may be one of the least fun parts of being a massage therapist. Or maybe it’s one of your favorite parts, I don’t know you. But, whether you like it or hate it, I bet you wish you didn’t have to do so much of it. It's much more fun to be able to...

Business Owner: Do You Ever Feel Lonely

Dear business owner, do you ever feel….alone? Do you feel like you could be doing so much better if only you had a little more...support, knowledge, time? Starting and running a business by yourself sure can feel like a solitary endeavor. I know. There’s so much to...

How to Steer your Business Toward Success

Imagine you’re standing on the deck of a giant ship sailing across the ocean. You’re surrounded by water as far as you can see in every direction. There are no landmarks, so you have no idea where the ship is or where it’s going. It could be going in circles for all...

Exercise your Confidence

Why is confidence important, and why is it bad to not have enough? That’s a bit of a stupid question, right? It’s kind of like asking why is money important. If you have a lot of it, it isn’t. But if you’ve ever not had enough, you know how important it is. Confidence...

Will Automation Be the End of Bookkeeping?

Shh...I’m going to tell you a secret. One that my industry would prefer to keep quiet. Are you ready? Bookkeeping isn’t all that hard. It can be a bit complicated, and if you do the wrong thing there’s an outside chance that it’ll come back to bite you. But the work...

Your Business is Killing You…Stop It!

Jackie arrived at work this morning two full hours before her business opened. She wanted to review yesterday’s sales, work on payroll, and answer her email. But before she even got settled in her office, things started needing her attention. The storage room was a...

Taming the Bookkeeping Beast

There is a famous fable, that I’m sure we’ve all heard before: A mouse living in the jungle comes across an angry lion. The mouse is terrified, and he wants to run away, but then he spots a thorn stuck in the lion’s paw. That’s why the lion is so mad! The brave little...

What’s in an entity?

When starting your own business, one of the first decisions that you had to make, even if you didn't realize it, was what type of 'entity' your business would be. Entity is a word used by the IRS to describe what type of business you have and, more importantly to them...

It’s all just money, right?

Why do people keep saying that it's important to separate your personal and your business finances? It's all just money, right? Why does it matter which bank account it's in? Well, yes, it is all money, but it turns out there are a few pretty big reasons why you...