Monitor your business, your competition on the web.

Keeping updated is always a challenge, espically if you run a small business or a non profit. The web is a great resource, but sometimes it can be overwellmiing to keep up to date.

Google has a great tool that you can use to monitor items on the web and automatically get an email update when a new item appears in your search. Its called Google Alerts. I use it to monitor searches for “Bay Business Group” and every time a new item appears about Bay Business Group, I get notified via email. Other uses include monitoring competitors, industry news, a hot topic, or just keeping track of your “internet reputation”

  

 

Check it out at:   http://www.google.com/alerts

David Bradsher, CPA  is a Washington DC / Northern Virginia area CPA who works with small business owners and non profit leaders on a monthly basis to provide them with guidance and advice on how to grow their organizations, minimize their tax liabilities and increase their bottom line.

David Bradsher, CPA

Small-business credit card holders remain vulnerable to gouging

Credit Crunch for Business in new Law

The consumer protections outlined in the Credit Card Act don’t apply to holders of business cards, even though such cards provide the biggest source of capital for the vast majority of small businesses. Card companies appear to be taking advantage of the gap: Three out of four small businesses have faced higher interest rates, lower credit limits or higher card fees in the past six months, according to a survey by the National Small Business Association. This article lists the things you should look for in the fine print of your card agreement, including reasonable notice about fee increases and fixed billing dates.

Read more in this article from Entrepreneur.

David Bradsher, CPA  is a Washington DC / Northern Virginia area CPA who works with small business owners and non profit leaders on a monthly basis to provide them with guidance and advice on how to grow their organizations, minimize their tax liabilities and increase their bottom line.

 

David Bradsher, CPA