Spectrum Management Blog

By Spectrum Management Group | February 10, 2017

Here's why it Pays to Track Every Tiny Business Expense

Tracking your small business expenses gives you a better understanding of how you're managing your money and could help you get some cash back. There are three main reasons why you need to keep tabs on your small business expenses.

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Topics: Small Business, Spending

By Spectrum Management Group | December 27, 2016

5 Serious Business Books to Read Over the Holidays

The holidays are a perfect time to catch up on the latest good reads. This list of recommended business books will help you gain valuable insight to put into practice in 2017.

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Topics: Small Business

By Leslie D. Thompson | May 29, 2014

Business owners: Protect your retirement

Many business owners spend their working years building their company and reinvesting their time and money back into the entity as it grows. However, this can often mean that retirement planning and saving has been neglected over the years, which can put one at risk, financially, when they leave the workforce. This group needs to be sure that they are making their current and future personal assets as much of a priority as their business' finances.

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Topics: Retirement, Leslie D. Thompson, Small Business, Wealth Management

By Bob Phillips | January 30, 2014

What New Year’s resolutions should you make for your business?

At the start of each year, many of us make resolutions to better ourselves in the year ahead, whether it be dieting, budgeting or adding healthier habits to our weekly regimens. We here at Spectrum Management Group believe that it is important to set goals like this across the board, extending beyond your personal life and into your business.

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Topics: Company News, Bob Phillips, Media Coverage, Small Business

By Stuart Cary | January 9, 2014

Insight of interest: Small business sector shows positive hiring signs

As we enter 2014, all eyes continue to be on the economy. With that in mind, today I want to highlight an interesting article that recently appeared in The Wall Street Journal titled "Small Businesses Anticipate Breakout Year Ahead." The article caught my eye because according to the Small Business Administration, small businesses (those with fewer than 500 employees) accounted for 67 percent of the net new jobs created from mid-2009 to 2011 (the most recent data available). In other words, these companies have been a huge contributor to the ongoing economic recovery.

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Topics: Markets and Investing, Economy, Stuart Cary, Insight of Interest, Small Business