Why Hiring a Freelance Bookkeeper is a Great Option

Posted on 29. Jul, 2016 by in Small Business Tips

2929The words “freelance bookkeeper” is not a favorite phrase for some business owners.  There are several reasons for this and all of these are misguided.  So here are a few myths that need to be addressed: Myth:  Freelance bookkeepers cost too much Truth:  In fact, hiring a contract bookkeeper can save you money as you […]

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Paper Overload? Steps to Transition to a Paperless Office for your Financial Records

Posted on 28. Jul, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips

Computers were meant to cut down on paper but it seems we feel some sense of security by having piles of paper around or can it just be hard to break those old habits of printing everything. Can a paperless office be in your future? Yes it can and here are a few steps that […]

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How to Read Your Balance Sheet

Posted on 27. Jul, 2016 by in Uncategorized

The Balance Sheet is an important report in your business’s financial statements.  Most small business owners are unsure of what all of the numbers mean on this report, so let’s see if we can shed some light on what they mean. A Summary of Balances One big characteristic of a balance sheet is that it […]

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How to Save Time and Money Using a Freelance Bookkeeper

Posted on 22. Jul, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Services, 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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Are You Prepared?

Posted on 21. Jul, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips

As small business owners with many of us working from our homes, we do not think about what a disaster can do to our businesses. Here in New Jersey, we were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy a while back. No matter where you live, there is always a potential for disaster. So do you have […]

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Cool Tech Tools: No Internet? No Problem – Use Your Personal Hotspot

Posted on 20. Jul, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Have you ever been in a situation where there’s no internet and you needed it?  Or perhaps you’re at a hotel and don’t want to pay the extra $15 per day for wireless internet.  If so, you’re not alone, and luckily, there’s a gadget for just about everything.  This time, it’s a gadget you probably […]

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Summertime Strategies for Your Business

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

Summer is a great time of year for most businesses to pause for just a little while to take stock, congratulate yourself on what you’ve accomplished so far this year, and make big plans for your future.  Here are five summertime strategies to help you regroup, reassess, and rejuvenate your business. Mid-Year Review If your […]

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How to Avoid Seasonal Bumps in Your Cash Flow

Posted on 15. Jul, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips

Many businesses operate with seasonal peaks and valleys.  Retail stores just completed their busy holiday season.  Construction contractors are busy when the weather is good.   Accountants are very busy from January through April, but also experience a quarterly peak in July and October. Your business many have its own calendar of busy and slow times.  […]

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Mid-Year Milestones

Posted on 14. Jul, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips

Wow, can you believe that 2016 is half over already?  Now that we’ve crossed the halfway mark, it’s time to see if we’re on track for our 2016 goals.  To do that, we need to see if we’ve met our mid-year milestones. Managing By Milestones A milestone, in project management terms, is simply a point […]

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Stop Doing Shoebox Bookkeeping and Start Taking Charge of Your Financial Records

Posted on 12. Jul, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, 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 bookkeeping circles this is known as “shoebox bookkeeping” and many times it’s a bookkeepers worst nightmare at […]

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