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ABOUT

US

Business Services Network is a small business support company that provides professional, friendly, and innovative services to our clients. Whether you are a start-up or growing business, we know how important it is for you to have a strong team. We're dedicated to help you maintain accurate financial records, manage and control your business finances, and make sure your accounts are handled efficiently. We offer bookkeeping, payroll, tax preparation, and administrative services.

Use BSN to help you manage and coordinate your events; recommend vendors and venues; and create and order professional business cards, flyers, and brochures. If you want to send or receive faxes, use a computer, have pages notarized, we are here to help. 

If you've wanted to start or incorporate a business, give us a call. We have people on our team who know what's needed to get the ball rolling and help you complete all of the necessary paperwork.

Do we "do it all"? No, but we have many small business owners in our network who are just as passionate about helping other small business owners succeed. 

This company was created to help your business grow. And... the best part is that we're excited about doing it!

"... Your customers will remember HOW you served long after they have forgotten WHAT you served."  

Chip R. Kelly from Sprinkles, Creating Awesome Experiences (2014)

 

 

 


 

 

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Establishing a small business can be difficult, but keeping it successful and expanding it is the real challenge. An enormous number of new businesses are struggling to turn a profit at any given time and only a small minority will survive to attempt to become something a little bigger and more successful. So what can small business owners do to help make their company more successful in the future? 

1. Work On Communication

Efficient communication is vital in businesses of any size, but especially so in smaller enterprises. There are many avenues of communication that need to be maintained and expanded as a business grows and managers need to ensure that employees are able to distribute and exchange information well within the organization as well as with customers and potential buyers. This means that those in charge must make sure there are established channels of communication; that they are easy to use and that employees are willing to use them.

2. Build & Maintain Your Reputation

To a small business, reputation is everything. Remember that people will always talk about poor service or performance, but will rarely mention excellent service. This means that you’ll have to continue to maintain a high reputation as you become more successful and avoid negative reviews at all costs.

3. Make The Most Of SEO

While SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) techniques have now been in use for a considerable amount of time, it is rare that they’re used in the right way and with a great deal of success. Consequently, a small business can make the most of employing SEO tactics, as long as they understand the basic principles and how to implement them. If not, it may be a good idea to look to a professional SEO company for help. 

4. Think About Cash Flow

Part of making a small business successful is ensuring that expands and grows with time. This is impossible without a well-managed and secure cash flow. Many business owners make the mistake of only concentrating on their profit figures and forget that a healthy cash flow will not only insulate a business against any surprise problems and potential insolvency, but also enable it to expand its operations when necessary. Cashflow issues can lead to a business failure, 

5. Try And Keep Everyone On The Same Page

It’s often the case that small businesses benefit from the tighter and more personal relationships formed among members of the organization. Having a smaller team makes members more likely to express ideas, opinions and feedback that could really help and develop the business. Consequently, it’s a good idea to try and keep everyone up to date with what is happening right across the company, making it easier to gauge employees’ responses to events and ideas.

This helpful business information was sponsored by by Sarah Turner, professional careers advisor. (Creative Commons)

 
 

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Experience extra benefits from our Helpful Resources page.  Links for IRS tax forms, publications, and filing dates; sites with a wealth of small business information: financial calculators for savings, mortgages, and financial services; and our calendar with activities and important dates. Press the icons to go directly to their sites.

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FAQs

Q:  Is it really necessary to keep good business records?

A:  Absolutely!!! Good records provide information to monitor your business. You will also need to document your business successes when it's time to complete your taxes. If your records are not in order, you could pay more than you should. Keep all receipts, invoices, bills, checking and savings statements, mileage records and bring them (or send them) to BSN. We will help keep your records together. 

 

Q:  I have four employees. Do I need to have Workers Compensation Insurance?

A: Yes, you do. Workers’ compensation is an accident insurance program paid by you which may provide medical, rehabilitation and income benefits if an employee is injured on the job. These benefits are provided to help the employee return to work. It also provides benefits to dependents if the employee dies as a result of a job-related injury. The law requires any business with three or more workers, including regular part-time workers, to have workers’ compensation insurance. Contact us to make sure your business is in compliance with the federal and state (and sometimes local) agencies.

 

Q:  What is Event Management?

A:  Event management is the process of using business management and organizational skills to envision, plan and execute social and business events. People who specialize in event management work with budgets, schedules, and vendors to create the best possible events for their clients.

 

Q:  I am having an event soon. Can you plan it for me?

A:  That's a great question. We own another company that actually provides planning services; however, BSN can help manage your event. Before you ask if managing is the same thing as planning, it isn't. A planner's main responsibilities involve keeping track of time during your events, ensuring proper set up as established by the client, managing the wait staff, catering liaison, and other venue-related tasks that are pivotal to the success of the event. Event managers, on the other hand, are there with you every step of the way. From the moment we meet to the moment the event ends. Managers orchestrate all the event details, manage vendors, create and manage budgets and timelines, assist with contract negotiations, and manage the venue selection process. With over 11 years of experience as the director and volunteer coordinator at an event venue in Columbus and an additional six years planning events, Gayle and Vickie have worked with event planners, brides, grooms, coordinators, entertainers, vendors, and guests.  

 

Q:  Are these photos of the BSN Team?

A:  No, they are photos we found online but photos look better than having nothing else on this page.

 

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