Holiday Shopping Survival Guide

Posted on 20. Nov, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, My Favorite Things, Small Business Tips

The two biggest shopping days of the year are just around the corner. Black Friday, on Nov. 24, is the day after Thanksgiving when brick-and-mortar retailers entice shoppers with special deals. And online retailers provide a second round of shopping madness on Nov. 27, Cyber Monday. As you start to get bombarded with ads and […]

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Is There Really a 4-Hour Workweek?

Posted on 19. Jan, 2017 by in Marketing Tips, My Favorite Things, Small Business Tips

Tim Ferriss made the 4-hour workweek a popular concept in his 2007 book.  But is there such a thing, and more importantly, can business owners like you and me cash in on it?  As the last of the Baby Boomers approach retirement, the topic of working less while making the same or more income is […]

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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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Add a VIP Revenue Stream to Your Business

Posted on 01. Sep, 2016 by in My Favorite Things, Small Business Tips

If you’re looking for more ways to bring in additional revenue, then a VIP revenue stream is one option for many businesses.  Here are a couple of examples: A plastic surgeon has a long waiting line of patients.  The surgeon sets up a special membership fee of $3,000 per year for patients who wish to […]

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Cool Tech Tools: Cloud Storage

Posted on 20. Jun, 2016 by in iOS Tips, MAC Tip, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips, Social Networking

Have you ever wished you didn’t have to buy yet another server?  Do you have to delete old files on your hard drive to make room for new ones?  If disk space is an issue in your company, the good news is there may be a better and cheaper way:  cloud storage. You might think […]

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Separating Business from Personal in Facebook

Posted on 13. Jun, 2016 by in iOS Tips, MAC Tip, Marketing Tips, My Favorite Things, Small Business Tips, Social Networking

Do you love using Facebook with your friends but know you’re missing out by not using it in business?  Do you feel guilty when you post a business promotion and would prefer not to bug your friends? The good news is there’s an easy way to separate Facebook personal use from business within your personal […]

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Five Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

Posted on 12. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

So you were fortunate enough to receive a tax refund this year. What are your plans for the money? Here are five ideas worth considering. 1. Pay down debt. Start with debts that carry the highest interest rates first, then move down the line. This is like savings on savings as you are freeing up […]

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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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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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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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