Author: Andrea Travillian

Why Every Business Needs a Business Plan by @smartstep

by Andrea Travillian | Featured Contributor It is that time of year again  where things are stressful, chaotic and you never quite feel like you have done enough. I am talking about business planning time! You thought I was going to say holidays, but nope to me business planning can evoke those emotions more than […]

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Warning: Remember to Schedule Recovery Time After a Launch by @smartstep

by Andrea Travillian | Featured Contributor  When you are an entrepreneur it can be very easy to work too many hours and never give yourself time to relax and unwind. This is especially true if you are in the middle of a big product launch, promotion or event. We spend endless hours preparing for the […]

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Should You Hire an Entry Level or Experienced Employee by @smartstep

by Andrea Travillian | Featured Contributor You have decided to hire an employee. Now you need to figure out if you should start with an entry level employee or an experienced employee. While the answer to this question depends on you and your business, there are some things you should take into consideration. Here are […]

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Before You Start Your Business Decide How You Want to Close Your Business by @smartstep

by Andrea Travillian | Featured Contributor When I ran an event planning company, we always started with what the event would look like in the end.   Then we created our to do list based on the vision for the event. Instead of jumping in to plan a wedding by calling all the vendors, we first […]

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Warning: Don’t Hire Anyone Till You Do These Four Things by @smartstep

by Andrea Travillian | Featured Contributor It’s pretty hard to listen to any small business advice without the topic of getting help coming up. Many business guru’s promote adding employees and independent contractors as soon as possible. I, however, am here to tell you it’s time to slam on the brakes.  Hiring when not ready […]

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Expense Reimbursement for Small Business Owners Made Easy by @smartstep

by Andrea Travillian | Featured Contributor I have worked with owners of growing businesses that are showing profit, but are still struggling to pay their personal bills. How does that happen? One reason that hurts both them and the business is that they pay for the business expenses out of their personal funds. They may be […]

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