Creative Ideas to Save Money

Posted on 02. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips

If you are like most of America, finding ways to save more and spend less is a challenging task. Sometimes all it takes is a creative solution to change your behavior. Here are some creative ideas to save money. Turn yourself into a vendor. Each month when paying your bills, present yourself a savings invoice. Then when […]

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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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How Pinterest and Instagram Can Make You Money

Posted on 27. Apr, 2016 by in iOS Tips, MAC Tip, Marketing Tips, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips, Social Networking

There’s a visual side to every business, and Pinterest and Instagram, which are social media applications, can show your customers and prospects what your business looks like form day to day.  Plus, you can have some real fun with it. Pinterest allows people to post graphics to online bulletin boards and share them with others.  […]

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Attract More Customers with Event Marketing

Posted on 18. Apr, 2016 by in Marketing Tips, Small Business Tips

Holding your own event is a great way to meet new people and allow them to sample your business in a low-risk setting.  A face-to-face event allows you to build trust quicker than many other marketing methods, and trust is almost always required before a sale can be made. Types of Events – Some of the […]

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Six Ways to Put the Spring in Your Sales

Posted on 14. Apr, 2016 by in Marketing Tips, Small Business Tips

Spring denotes new growth, fresh starts, and spring cleaning.  Why not apply these ideas to your sales so they can blossom along with spring flowers?  Here are six ideas to put the spring into your sales. 1) Spring Cleaning Sales. Get rid of old inventory by having a spring sale that will clean out your closets […]

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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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What the New Business Needs to Know

Posted on 04. Apr, 2016 by in CEO Tips, Small Business Tips

Starting a new business is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time! When you are a business owner, there are many hats to be worn and you’re the one wearing most, if not all of them! Some of these hats are in alignment with your skills and unique talents and others, like setting up […]

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Boost Your Accounting Know-How with These Terms

Posted on 31. Mar, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Misc. Articles, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips

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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A Dozen IRS Not so Fine Penalties

Posted on 21. Mar, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Over the past few years the IRS has made the use of penalties and fines a more prevalent tool to encourage compliance among taxpayers. This “stick” approach is in direct contrast to the “voluntary” philosophy built within our tax system. Here are a dozen of the more common penalties and fees. S-Corporation and Partnership late […]

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Twelve Common Missing Tax Return Items

Posted on 14. Mar, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Want your tax return filed quickly and without error? Then double-check this handy list of items that are often overlooked. Review and signing your e-file approval. The sooner you review and approve your tax return, the sooner it can be filed. Having proof of health insurance. Most taxpayers should receive a Form 1095 that confirms you have […]

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