5 Warning Signs That You Need to Find a Bookkeeper

Posted on 05. Dec, 2019 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips

Do you find yourself wondering if it might be time to find a bookkeeper?  Here are five warning signs that it might be time to take this step – although many times you are in way over your head if they occur. Your banker or business advisor has requested financial statements.  If this happens and […]

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How to Save Time and Money Using a Freelance Bookkeeper

Posted on 21. Nov, 2019 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips

Some new small business owners are under the mistaken impression that hiring a freelance bookkeeper costs too much money.  They think that just because they have accounting software, that they can save money by either doing it themselves or by having someone like a spouse do it for them.  You don’t want to make this […]

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How to Work With Your Bookkeeper and CPA

Posted on 14. Nov, 2019 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips

No matter how big or small your business, it will have bookkeeping and tax needs!    To begin your journey on how to work with a good bookkeeper and CPA, you must first understand the accounting needs of your business.  All small businesses require:   Bookkeeping.  The day-to-day recording of monies paid out and monies received in by the business.  It includes money […]

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When is Bookkeeping Help Needed?

Posted on 27. Dec, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips

Do you find yourself wishing you had some bookkeeping help for your business?  The job requirements of bookkeepers are enormous, and it takes a lot of knowledge, training, and experience to do the job correctly. You should not assign these responsibilities to just any employee because you cannot afford any errors.  Mistakes could mean huge […]

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Have Your Layer Cake and Eat It Too

Posted on 30. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips, Uncategorized

The best cakes have layers and layers of different delicious flavors to enjoy. Stacked on top of one another, each layer is baked separately and becomes part of the whole. Like a layer cake, your business expenses have layers of meaning to them. When you can understand how expenses play a part in profit, you […]

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Time to Consider a Roth?

Posted on 19. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips

With interest rates close to zero and a newly received refund check in hand, you may wish to consider a contribution to a Roth IRA. The Roth IRA basics Using after-tax funds, you can contribute up to $5,500 each year in a Roth IRA. If you are at least 50 years old, you can contribute […]

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Five Steps to Getting a Loan

Posted on 16. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips

Most small businesses need help with cash during certain stages of their growth.  If you find that you have more plans than cash to do them with, then it might be time for a loan.  Here are five steps you can take to make the loan process go smoother.  1. Make a plan.  Questions like […]

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Quickbooks Pro Offers Top Tips for Mastering QuickBooks for the Mac

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, MAC Tip, My Favorite Things, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips

As a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor providing bookkeeping services on the Mac platform, I know how important it is to keep up with the latest developments. QuickBooks Online and desktop versions for Mac 2016 offers Mac-based small business owners better tools to access their important financial information. QuickBooks Desktop for Mac Features: Designed Just for Your Mac.  Keep track […]

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Non-profit Annual Filing Due

Posted on 30. Apr, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Annual reporting is required for all organizations that wish to keep their non-profit status intact. The non-profit annual filing due date is May 16, 2016 for calendar year organizations. How can you help ensure your favorite charities stay compliant? Check on-line. The IRS has a master list of charitable organizations recognized as non-profits in good […]

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Change a Little… Save a Lot

Posted on 12. Apr, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips

Changing your financial situation can seem to be an overwhelming task. Like most large problems, the best way to address them is to break them down into smaller, more manageable problems. The same holds true with your financial well being. Here are five small ideas that can yield big results to help improve your financial […]

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