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How to Develop a Winning Business Plan

How to Develop a Winning Business Plan Introduction Every successful business starts off with the development of a comprehensive business plan. Without a business plan, business owners are unable to: Set goals and determine whether or not these goals are being met Create strategies to achieve important milestones Persuade potential investors that the business can provide a return on investment (ROI) It is tempting for new entrepreneurs to begin doing business right away....

February 18, 2021 · Cody Brownstein
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Accounting 101

Accounting 101 Introduction In order to run a successful business, you need to know: Where money is coming from; Where money is going; What the business owns; and What the business owes. Without this information, it is impossible to determine: How well your business is performing; and Where improvements can be made. Further, you will experience difficulty: Preparing taxes; and Obtaining financing. Accounting helps you run a successful business....

February 8, 2021 · Cody Brownstein
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Cannabis Lab Testing: How it Works and Why it Matters

Is the cannabis that you’re consuming lab tested? If not, it definitely should be. Read more to find out why. Why Does Cannabis Need to be Lab Tested? Professional lab testing ensures the potency and safety of cannabis products whether they be flowers, edibles, or concentrates like cannabis oil vape cartridges and dabbing extracts. If you’re buying recreational or medical marijuana, the only real way to know the quality of what you’re consuming is through analytical testing....

February 3, 2021 · Cody Brownstein
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Concentrates Explained: What is Live Resin?

What are Live Resin Cannabis Concentrates? Live resin, like distillate, is a type of cannabis concentrate. However, compared to distillate, live resin is not as refined. This leads to live resin retaining the characteristic, aromatic scent produced by the complex terpene profile of the cannabis plant. Live resin is sometimes confused with the similar-sounding “rosin,” or live rosin. While live resin is produced with freezing-cold temperatures involved, rosin, or live rosin, on the other hand, involves exposing parts of the cannabis plant to extra-high heat and pressure in order to extract potent resin from the plant....

January 12, 2021 · Cody Brownstein
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Why Your Company Needs to Implement Two-Factor Authentication

Hackers and cybercriminals can easily take over your company’s valuable data if you’re not using two-factor authentication (2FA). Continue reading to learn more about 2FA and how MDS IT Services can help implement it for your company. What is Two-Factor Authentication? Two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA or multi-factor authentication, is a security feature that, when enabled, requires more than a password to be entered to access online accounts. You might have already encountered forms of 2FA....

January 10, 2021 · Cody Brownstein
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10 Telltale Signs of a Termite Infestation

What is a termite? Termites are a type of insect that mostly feed on dead plant material and cellulose, often in the form of wood, dead leaves, soil, and animal feces. They are well-known for the damage they cause to buildings, crops, and forests. Termites are prevalent in all continents except for Antarctica. Like ants, termites live in colonies that can range in size from a few hundred to several million individual termites....

January 5, 2021 · Cody Brownstein
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What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

What is a Bed Bug? Bed bugs are a relatively common type of insect known for the fact that they feed on human blood, usually at night. They are prevalent throughout the globe and the number of infestations has been increasing. The increase in the number of infestations is believed to be a result of more traveling, more sales and purchase of used furniture, and greater resistance to pesticides. Bed bugs are notorious for their extreme difficulty to completely eliminate once an infestation has begun....

January 5, 2021 · Cody Brownstein