Contracting by the hour or by the task

Contracting by the hour or by the task

Hiring a contractor gives a person or an organization the ability to get work done by an expert without doing it by themselves.  A homeowner can have a plumber install a hot water heater, or a small company can get a marketing video. For the homeowner, the advantage is expertise. For the business, additional advantages […]

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A good record keeping system makes spring cleaning easier

Spring cleaning at the office or the home office can mean clearing out files. It is important for every organization to have and follow a Record Retention Policy. This helps prevent two problems: Over-saving records. Storing documents indefinitely (or longer than needed) not only clutters up your space, it can create legal burdens. If an […]

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Making your year-end charitable giving count

If you are like me, your mailbox and email (and even voicemail) are full of requests for year-end contributions. How do you decide if a cause is worth your hard-earned money? I have seen the inside workings of many non-profit organizations, and my advice is to give with your head as well as your heart. […]

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