How Stay-at-Home Orders Change Money Habits

Posted on 05. Aug, 2020 by in Budget, Charitable Contributions, Charitable Giving, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips, Spending

The most fruitful periods of growth often happen when they are the least expected. Teachers and parents call them teachable moments. By reflecting on how you handle the situation, you can learn a lot about yourself. The disruption caused by this year’s pandemic is a massive teachable moment for all of us regarding money. Here […]

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It’s Time to Abandon Shoebox Bookkeeping

Posted on 01. Jan, 2018 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips

Some small business owners have the mistaken belief that as long as they have all their paperwork together in one box that they’re doing a good job with their finances.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, you could be making a costly mistake! This is known as “shoebox bookkeeping” and many times […]

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Zombie Billing: Automatic Payments Have a Life of Their Own

Posted on 10. Jul, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips

The turn it on and forget it nature of automatic payments can create “zombie billing” cycles that go on without being reviewed or challenged, even after the product or service you pay for is no longer of value. Here are some ideas to keep this from happening to you: Create a list. Make a list […]

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Home Buying in a Seller’s Market

Posted on 12. Jun, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips

It’s a tough time to buy a house. Nationwide U.S. house prices rose to their highest levels ever in November and have stayed elevated, according to the Case-Shiller Index tracking single-family home sales. Residential inventories also reached their lowest levels on record during the first three months of 2017, the real estate data site Trulia […]

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Marketing by the Numbers

Posted on 09. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Marketing Tips, Small Business Tips

Marketing by the Numbers.  Two very important skills for entrepreneurs to master are marketing and finances.  Combine them by understanding the numbers behind marketing, and you have an even more powerful understanding of exactly what makes your business tick.  Key Numbers – Cost Per Client Acquisition Do you know how much it costs your business […]

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Five Fall Projects to Refresh Your Financial Results

Posted on 30. Oct, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter

As we move into the fall season and the final quarter of the year, it’s a perfect time to commit to a project in your business that will help you reach the year’s end in better shape.  Here are five ideas:  1.     Back-to-School Time If payroll expenses are one of the higher costs in your […]

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