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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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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Cool Tech Tools: Boost Team Collaboration with Slack

Posted on 03. Mar, 2016 by in iOS Tips, MAC Tip, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips, Social Networking

Slack is a relatively new collaboration tool that is designed to cut down on emails among team members and boost productivity.  It provides messaging by topic or channel so that threads of communication can be streamlined and accessed easily. Slack is a searchable messaging portal that allows document sharing from a team member’s computer or […]

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How to Work With Your Bookkeeper & CPA

Posted on 16. Feb, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Services, 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 […]

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Budgeting Made Simple for the Small Business Entrepreneur

Posted on 14. Feb, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips

Most of us came from the corporate world where working with budgets was an everyday occurrence. So now you are the one in charge and budgeting is the last thing on your mind for your own business. Budgeting is just as important to the small business owner as it is to major corporations. It helps […]

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Annual Credit Check More Important Than Ever

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

An Annual Credit Check is more important than ever. Last year, the IRS admitted to a major breach into taxpayer records. This breach was not a hacking operation. The thieves had valid names, addresses, Social Security Numbers and more. They used this information to get by the security measures in place on the IRS website. […]

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Apps to Track Your Mileage

Posted on 30. Dec, 2015 by in iOS Tips, MAC Tip, Services, VirtualConnections Newsletter

If you take business mileage deduction, then you know the IRS requires you to track your mileage. There are a couple of apps that make this process easier and no fumbling around for that mileage log. MileBug – This app costs $3 and is available for Android, IOS and Windows smartphones. MileBug allows you to […]

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Be a Better Charitable Giver

Posted on 17. Dec, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Marketing Tips, My Favorite Things, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Simple moves to make your giving go further These days, we all want our money to go further and charitable donations are no exception. Yet sometimes, even well-intentioned gifts may end up going to a poorly run charity or the charity does not receive the full benefit of your gift. Here are some tips to […]

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Tis the Season…for Review

Posted on 10. Dec, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

As 2015 winds to a close, there are a number of tasks that should be reviewed. To help you plan accordingly, here are some things to consider. Employee benefits. Most employer benefit plans have enrollment periods that coincide with the calendar. Please review your benefit options with your employer and make any necessary changes. Common […]

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