New Law Requires Small Business to Provide Paid Leave

Posted on 13. Apr, 2020 by in Employee Benefits, Employees, Human Resources, Small Business Tips, Uncategorized

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is a new law passed recently that offers COVID-19 assistance for both employees and employers. This new law provides businesses with fewer than 500 employees the funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. Here are the […]

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Valentine’s Day – Did you know?

Posted on 12. Feb, 2020 by in Marriage, Misc. Articles, My Favorite Things, Uncategorized

Cupid, candy hearts, flowers and chocolates are common items associated with Valentine’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans now spend more than $20 billion lavishing gifts on their kids, friends and significant others. But why? Who decided a day in the middle of February is a time to celebrate love and spend a […]

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Prepare for 2019 Tax Filing Season

Posted on 06. Feb, 2020 by in Uncategorized

The 2019 tax filing season is in full swing. If you have not already done so, now is the time to collect your tax forms, organize your records and set a schedule to get your tax return completed. Deep in the Form 1040 instructions is an annual recap of federal income and how the money […]

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How to Read Your Income Statement

Posted on 30. May, 2019 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Metrics, Small Business Tips, Uncategorized

The income statement of any business is probably the most important report of all. It is a snapshot of the financial performance of your business over a period of time, such as a month or year. You might also hear it called the Profit and Loss Statement, or P&L. The income statement can give you […]

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What is Reputation Management?

Posted on 04. Jan, 2019 by in Marketing Tips, Small Business Tips, Uncategorized

Reputation management is a relatively new area within marketing. In a way, it’s similar to digital public relations; it’s the management of a company’s reputation online. There’s also a customer service component to reputation management. Unlike public relations workers before the internet came along, today’s reputation managers must deal with what customers and other stakeholders […]

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Boost Your Accounting Know-How with These Terms

Posted on 12. Jan, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Outsmart your accountant and other financial friends with these accounting-related definitions: Fiscal Year Most companies report their results on a calendar year, from January 1 through December 31.  Some companies use a different year for reporting, and that’s called a fiscal year.  For example, Intuit’s fiscal year runs from August 1 to July 31.  A […]

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Is a pumpkin really a squash? And other interesting facts!

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Thanks to the Pumpkin Patch for this interesting info!! DID YOU KNOW: Is a pumpkin really a squash? It is! It’s a member of the Cucurbita family which includes squash and cucumbers. Pumpkins are grown all over the world Six of the seven continents can grow pumpkins including Alaska! Antarctica is the only continent that […]

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Cool Tech Tools: Automate Your To-Do List

Posted on 29. Sep, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips, Uncategorized, Website Resource

Keeping a to-do list is a great way to be productive, avoid having things fall through the crack, and unclutter your brain.  How you maintain your to-do list varies: some people use pen and paper because they love the feeling of crossing tasks off, others use Excel or Google documents.  Still, others might try Evernote. […]

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Beyond Saving Trees: New Trends in Receipt Management

Posted on 13. Sep, 2016 by in Services, Small Business Tips, Uncategorized, Website Resource

Accounting automation has come a long way in the last few years, and the process of handling invoices and receipts is included in those changes.  No longer is there a mountain of paperwork to deal with.  In this article, we’ll explain some of the changes in this area. Vendor Invoices Most invoices are now sent […]

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Seven Profit-Boosting Entrepreneurial Habits

Posted on 25. Aug, 2016 by in Uncategorized

As an entrepreneur, you are responsible for shaping your business success.  Any habits that sabotage your success in your personal life can often carry over to your business.  Becoming aware of these is the first step to success.  Here are seven success-boosting habits to double-check against your own.      1) Being able to say “No.”  […]

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