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How Debt Can Skyrocket Your Business to Success – Ep 166

How Debt Can Skyrocket Your Business to Success – Ep 166

Debt is a scary word, but business owners could be risking more than financial security by letting fear stop them from seizing opportunities to invest and expand their business. In this episode, Danielle Hayden dives into the strategic use of debt to fuel business growth, giving a detailed look at how to approach debt responsibly and decide if it’s the right strategy for your business. She also offers a comprehensive guide for funding investment into your business, sharing helpful resources and insights on balancing financial risk with growth opportunities.

How To Overcome Hiring Fears To Grow Your Business – Ep 165

How To Overcome Hiring Fears To Grow Your Business – Ep 165

Next up in our hiring series is the dos and don’ts of hiring. With almost a decade of experience as a CEO, host Danielle Hayden is the perfect person to guide business owners through the hiring process, from the first step of understanding their numbers to evaluating the impact of new hires. In this episode, she shares personal experience and client stories to highlight the importance of embracing a CEO mindset, overcoming limiting beliefs, and taking charge of your business.

How to Protect Your Business When Hiring Employees – Ep 164

How to Protect Your Business When Hiring Employees – Ep 164

It’s time for your business to start hiring, but what do you actually do next? In this episode, CEO Danielle Hayden presents The Ultimate Hiring Checklist to help business owners prepare for hiring employees. From drafting contracts to creating operational procedures and company insurance, she walks through the specific steps business owners should take in order to ensure that employees succeed and their business is protected. Plus, Danielle doesn’t gatekeep information — she shares her favorite tools and best advice on payroll management, HR handbooks, and building a company culture.

The 4 KPIs You Need to Track After Hiring – Ep 163

The 4 KPIs You Need to Track After Hiring – Ep 163

So you took the leap and started hiring in order to grow your business or lighten your workload. But now’s not the time to sit back and relax; it’s vital to your business’s success to monitor how hiring impacts financial performance. As we continue this hiring series, host Danielle Hayden outlines the four KPIs business owners need to consider when assessing the efficacy of their hiring decisions: revenue per employee, percent of sales, net profit and overhead rate. She details how to track these key indicators and then analyze them, ensuring your business continues to thrive with the addition of new hires.

Can You Afford Your Next Big Hire? – Ep 162

Can You Afford Your Next Big Hire? – Ep 162

Is hiring the best growth strategy for your business? In this episode, Danielle Hayden explores this critical question to provide business owners practical methods to evaluate if their business is ready to expand and strategies to grow their team effectively. She shares the Kickstart Accounting Inc. framework to help business owners assess whether they can afford to hire, how to budget for new hires, and take into account the often overlooked costs of hiring. Danielle also goes over the steps to take if your business is not profitable, and therefore, not ready to make new hires.

How Much Revenue Do You Need to Hire? – Ep 161

How Much Revenue Do You Need to Hire? – Ep 161

Hiring can be intimidating for business owners, but it’s a crucial step in the business growth journey. In fact, not hiring could be holding you back — both in business and your personal life. During this episode, CEO Danielle Hayden answers the following questions: How can business owners determine when to start hiring? What are the 3 types of people they should hire? What is the business owner’s role in their business as they expand their team?

How to Claim Personal Expenses as Business Deductions – Ep 160

How to Claim Personal Expenses as Business Deductions – Ep 160

Danielle Hayden continues our series on tax deductions by diving deeper into accountable plans: a tax strategy that enables business owners to efficiently manage reimbursements of personal expenses with a business purpose. She addresses the importance of separating personal expenses from business expenses before going over the guidelines and limitations of accountable plans.

Tax Deductions: How to Maximize Vehicle Deductions in Your Business – Ep 159

Tax Deductions: How to Maximize Vehicle Deductions in Your Business – Ep 159

As a business owner, it’s important to explore every savings opportunity, including strategic tax deductions such as vehicle expenses. In this episode, CEO Danielle Hayden guides listeners through determining if vehicle deductions are applicable to their business, and how to choose the right tax strategy to maximize these deductions. She outlines two methods for claiming vehicle expenses as business deductions: mileage versus actual expenses.

Healthy Spending Habits for Financial Success In Your Business – Ep 158

Healthy Spending Habits for Financial Success In Your Business – Ep 158

Do you know what healthy spending looks like in your business? In this episode, Danielle Hayden tackles the crucial topic of spending in business with Kickstart Accounting Inc. Operations Manager Victoria. They break down the standards for healthy spending across key areas like advertising and payroll, highlighting how business objectives might influence your spending allocations. Danielle then shares her 3-step framework designed to reshape spending habits in your business, aiming for strategic growth and sustainability.

Beyond The Books: A CEO’s Guide to Leveraging Financial Insights – Ep 157

Beyond The Books: A CEO’s Guide to Leveraging Financial Insights – Ep 157

Understanding your business financials goes beyond bookkeeping: it’s about making informed strategic decisions that support your professional and personal goals. In this episode, CEO Danielle Hayden examines what it truly means for owners to manage their business and “know your numbers.” Challenging the misconception that business owners need a team of experts to reach their goals, the knowledge shared in this episode will empower CEOs to take charge of their business with confidence and clarity. Tune in now to transform your business financials!

Business By The Books is for women entrepreneurs who want to leverage their financials to grow their business and achieve their goals.

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