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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Have Your Layer Cake and Eat It Too

Posted on 30. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips, Uncategorized

The best cakes have layers and layers of different delicious flavors to enjoy. Stacked on top of one another, each layer is baked separately and becomes part of the whole. Like a layer cake, your business expenses have layers of meaning to them. When you can understand how expenses play a part in profit, you […]

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Five Steps to Getting a Loan

Posted on 16. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips

Most small businesses need help with cash during certain stages of their growth.  If you find that you have more plans than cash to do them with, then it might be time for a loan.  Here are five steps you can take to make the loan process go smoother.  1. Make a plan.  Questions like […]

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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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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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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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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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