Beyond Accounting Software. When Is It Time to Invest In ERP? Ramon Ray interviews NetSuite President

At SuiteWorld 2018, NetSuite's annual event for partners and customers, I interviewed Jim McGeever (President, NetSuite) & Jason Maynard (SVP Marketing, NetSuite). The big question I had was, when is it time to use (or invest in) an ERP platform such as NetSuite. Watch our interview and read the full summary below. As early as possible, advised,...

10 Pieces of Accounting Software Perfect for a Rapidly Growing Small Business

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. Members of the YEC took a few minutes to share their answer to: Which accounting software is...

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Three Accounting Tips Your Business Must Follow

There are so many ways to operate a successful business, and nobody’s method is inherently better than anyone else’s. However, if you understand a few basic accounting best practices, your success will be a heck of a lot easier to achieve. To ensure your business operates as efficiently and effectively as possible, consider the...

The Best Software & Tools to Grow Small Businesses

The Best Software & Tools to Grow Small Businesses Tips from Ramon Ray, founder, SmartHustle.com A small business owner is always on the lookout for ways to improve efficiencies and increase productivity. Putting the right systems in place is essential. When you’re working to start or grow your small business, leveraging the right systems, software and tools...

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How Accounting Is (Finally) Catching Up to What Today’s Entrepreneurs Need

While the way we do business has radically changed, small business accounting hasn't changed much. For today’s entrepreneurs, tackling tasks like bookkeeping and invoicing with traditional small business accounting software is at odds with how they naturally manage money. For some time now, mobile apps have replaced what used to be necessities of everyday living:...

How Joe Romano Found Success by Making Mistakes and Sidestepping the Norms

Accounting Business Owner – Make Mistakes and Sidestep the Norms

How we define success differs from person to person. While one person may have ambitions to become a world-renowned marketing guru, there may be someone else who simply relishes in the idea of delivering an awesome service to customers in need. That said, there’s also the matter of how people go about attaining those successes...

How To Build A Community of Software Developers: Intuit Exec Share's Success Tips

How To Build A Community of Software Developers: Intuit Exec Shares Success Tips

I recently had a chance to speak with Vinay Pai, the Vice President of Intuit Developer Relations. Pai is no stranger to the world of startups and small businesses, and so he was able to share some insight into what small business owners are looking for in a software solution and, on the flip...

The Difference Between Finance and Accounting — and Why it Matters

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] A number of years ago a friend, an MBA from an Ivy League business school, asked me what the difference between finance and accounting was. Up to that point I had not thought about it myself since my career had me in both worlds. We talked about it for a little bit, and afterwards...

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10 Financial Decisions Before Starting Your First Business

Some people believe that launching a business is stressful. Uncertainty exists no matter how well you plan your to-do list or schedule your time. However, there are two sides to a coin. Most businesses collapse due to financial factors such as the entrepreneur running out of cash, being incapable of paying workers, or not...

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