Veterans Day Is Coming Up

Did you know that there are roughly 20 million American veterans in this country? Of this number, there are 6.4 million Vietnam War veterans over the age of 70. Many are not in such good condition, both mentally as well as physically. Sadly, there are many veterans...

Do You Have an Emergency Fund?

The other day when I was talking with some friends about our current economic situation, one of them mentioned that although they lost their job and their financial situation is stressed, for the time being they have several months of savings in their “emergency fund”...

Dear Crabby – Our Customer Paid With Turkeys

Dear Crabby,  I’m the collection manager at an elevator maintenance, repair, and installation company. We’re a small organization but have been around for decades in a major metropolitan area. We’ve developed a reputation for servicing those small businesses that...

Fall May Be the Best Season for Hiring

As the summer comes to a close and everyone returns to their normal working routines, hiring managers are ready again to post jobs, schedule interviews, and shore up employment needs before the end of the year. There are a few factors that drive employment...

What’s the Difference between DSO and SDSO?

It was a long and hot summer in my neck of the woods, which fortunately was periodically interrupted by the occasional downpour and cloudy day.   But now that it’s October, it won’t be long before we’re donning our winter coats, and for my generation, our galoshes....

Whistle While You Work!

Last month CMI conducted a poll asking followers of its LinkedIn Company page to respond to how they keep distractions at a minimum at work. Somewhat surprisingly, 38% of respondents indicated that listening to music was their preferred concentration support method....

Will You Take a Staycation this Summer?

Staycations are the new way to vacation! But what exactly is a staycation, and how is it different from a vacation? Simply put, a staycation is a vacation where you stay at or close to home. For some people, that means staying in and enjoying their local vicinity...

Why Was April 15th Chosen to Be Tax Day?

Between the middle of March and the middle April, I get a little strange feeling in my stomach. Not only does it have to do with turning our clocks ahead one hour, but that corporate and personal taxes are coming due very soon. My thoughts swing back and forth...

Beware the “Reviewed” Financial Statement

In these unpredictable times, regretfully there are going to be instances where the scruples of some customers, for whatever reasons, may begin to fall short. Consequently, we need to be vigilant about the validity of financial statements submitted to support...

Eight Ways to Undermine Your Company Culture

We often hear and read about ways to improve a company’s culture, but we often don’t realize the things that may be going on which are negatively impacting a company’s culture. Following below is my list (not totally comprehensive) of what I believe can nibble at...

Serving Up Great Customer Service 

I have to tell you an interesting story that occurred over the holidays. I bought a personal computer last year and to be on the safe side, I decided to sign up for one those 24-hour tech support services. Since I’m a very active nighttime computer user, being able to...

What’s in Store for Our Economy in 2022 

You can probably forecast winning at Monopoly if you are able to buy Park Place and Boardwalk early in the game. If you have the cash and can build hotels, before long, the other players who land on your expensive properties will be paying you big bucks.  I wish...