‘Small Business Advice’ Posts

 

Employee Relations – I think this is an aspect of internal controls

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Me being a left-brain, analytical sort of person, the touchy-feely world of the human resources world seemed odd and uncomfortable to me early in my career. But fortunately, I tried to pay attention and also received some quality formal training in supervisory skills along the way. How you treat people, employees, coworkers, vendors and customers, […]

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Internal Control Basics for small businesses and organizations

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Specific steps to take to fraud-proof your business or organization: The most pressing issue for a small business or organization is lack of resources. Money is tight, and you don’t have enough hours in the day to take care of everything there is to do. That should not mean you let down your guard and […]

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Password Policy – Sharing Passwords

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At one point in my career, I worked at a place where management in one unit had allowed a senior manager to collect the log on and email passwords of the employees of the unit. There had been complete resistance to giving up this policy, and the excuse was that this unit’s mission and objectives […]

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Small Business Accounting and Control Quiz

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Take this Test Score one point for each yes answer Cash Do you actually see a checking account reconciliation every month? Is this true – My checking account reconciliation never has an “Unlocated” or “Unidentified” amount listed? Do you compare the checking account reconciliation with the bank statement? Do you as owner sign all checks […]

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