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Are you avoiding your bookkeeping?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  12/7/15 4:20 PM

Do you treat your business bookkeeping tasks like you do your doctor? You only go when you are sick and absolutely have to? Or start catching up on bookkeeping so that you can file your taxes (that you probably have an extension on)?

Do you also hate the idea of spending time on doing activities that you don’t think will result in you getting more customers? Why bother doing the books when you don’t know if you’ll make payroll? Will reconciling your accounts suddenly bring you new customers to pay the bills? Then why bother?

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Topics: business growth

Startup Sales - An Interview with Mark Roberge of Hubspot

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/2/15 2:30 PM

At a Hubspot focus group, I was asked what my single most favorite thing about Hubspot was. My answer was very simply, "The people." I said this because I believe the success of any business is completely dependent on the people in it. People buy from people, not companies.

Mark Roberge is one of those people I was fortunate to meet early on.

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Topics: sales techniques, business growth, Startups

Why Business Growth and Why Now?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  12/16/14 8:00 AM

I recently took part in an executive forum with other business owners who were discussing their business growth challenges and how to overcome them. As the chairperson of the group, Don Battis shared with us how being the guy, or gal, who is running the show can be isolating. Sometimes it can be hard talking to family and friends if they don't have to face and overcome the same types of challenges. 

During the meeting, two business partners raised an interesting question. How do we justify the cost and stress of growing our business? Outside of money or ego- why do it? World domination? 

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Topics: business growth, entrepreneur

Managing the Clock of Your Business Growth

Posted by Carole Mahoney  11/14/13 4:00 PM

What entrepreneuers can learn about time management from a Super Bowl loss.

Sometimes I ask my husband to review my blog posts. If it makes sense to him, then I've done my job. But this is one post I am hoping he doesn't actually read. When the Patriots lost to the Giants (the first time) in the Super Bowl, it was dead silent at my house for a few days. No one really dared to speak. The usual replays of the game were not allowed on TV and every so often you would hear someone suddenly exclaim, "Damn Patriots!"

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Topics: sales, marketing, business growth, entrepreneur

What a Mid-Life Crisis and Business Growth Have in Common

Posted by Carole Mahoney  11/4/13 8:42 AM

How often do you evaluate your business growth strategies?

Today I am 39. Yes, really. Next year I will be the big 4-0. But I have no desire to buy a sports car, date younger men (hubby definitely wouldn't approve), get botox, go to a retreat to "find" myself, or drastically alter my life.

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Topics: business growth

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