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Track your cash flow with a simple dashboard
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Track your cash flow with a simple dashboard

With a few easy steps, you can create a cash flow dashboard and improve your business’s financial health. Here's how to do it.

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Analysis and research

Advisory boards: an untapped resource for businesses

Discover how an advisory board can help guide your business towards growth.

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Entrepreneur’s story

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An entrepreneur’s road to success after buying a business

Lee Arden Lewis risked everything buying a business four years ago. Read how she and her life and business partner managed to create a unique country inn experience in Ontario’s Prince Edward County.

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How-to articles

Start or buy a business

Are you thinking about buying or starting a business? There’s a lot you should know about what’s involved.

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Expand your sales

Whether it’s exploring global markets or creating online sales channels, entrepreneurs need to be on top of the latest trends.

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Manage the bottom line

Manage your cash flow and improve your profits.

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Whether it’s an improvement that increases efficiency or a product that opens new markets, innovation can help you take your company to the next level.

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Is your business making the best use of technology? Find the right solutions to streamline your operations and boost sales.

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Manage your assets

Wise investments in real estate and equipment are the building blocks for long-term success.

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Sell your business

Have you developed an exit strategy? A clear plan assures you get full value for your company.

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A better managed business starts with a healthier more focused you.

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Martin Wiedenhoff

Smart Tech Blog  |  April 21, 2014  |  by Martin Wiedenhoff

Security series: Avoid being held hostage by a web developer

Learn how to avoid having your company’s online properties being held hostage by your web developer. Read post

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