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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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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Seven Simple Ideas to Help Your Small Business

Posted on 13. Oct, 2015 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips

If you are like millions of taxpayers trying to make a living running a small business, you know it is tough out there. Here are seven ideas to help your business survive and thrive. Understand your cash flow. One of the biggest causes of business failure is lack of understanding cash flow. At the end […]

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Quick Tips for Giving Bonuses

Posted on 15. Dec, 2014 by in Small Business Tips

Year-end is a great time to think about rewarding your staff for a job well done in 2014. Here are a couple of quick tips to help you make the most of giving bonuses while protecting your business and cash flow. Timing.  Would you be better off timing bonuses in this year to reduce 2014-year […]

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Five Ideas for Better Finances in 2015

Posted on 10. Dec, 2014 by in Small Business Tips

We are soon approaching 2015 and now is a good time to review these top five financial items: Conduct a new withholding calculation. There is nothing worse than a surprise at tax time either with a large tax bill or an overly large refund. Estimating proper withholdings was tough to do in 2014 with all […]

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Financial Matters and Aging Parents: How to Know When to Step In

Posted on 26. Nov, 2014 by in Misc. Articles

As the baby boomer generation ages so do the parents of the baby boomers. With this aging process there will come a time when a parent needs help. Much of the focus centers on managing things like transportation, mobility, health care, and home maintenance. Harder to spot is the need to help with bill payments […]

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Holiday Budgeting Ideas

Posted on 20. Nov, 2014 by in Bookkeeping Articles

Tips to keep you and your pocketbook happy this holiday season With Black Friday just around the corner, now is the time to plan or review your holiday budget. If you’re not careful, holiday spending can create a financial burden that lasts well into the new year. Consider these ideas to help you make the most […]

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Seven Little Money Savings Ideas

Posted on 19. Nov, 2014 by in Small Business Tips

The holidays are a time of year when spending habits are top of mind. Want to save a little this season? Here are seven money saving ideas that can quickly be put to use to save more of what you earn. Play the waiting game. When you want to make a purchase, force yourself to […]

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What’s Your Hourly Worth?

Posted on 12. Nov, 2014 by in CEO Tips, Small Business Tips

Time is the most precious resource on the planet, but sometimes we don’t treat it that way.  In our businesses, it’s important to get everything done, but we can also get overwhelmed with all the little things that need to be done to take care of customers.  One of the big differences between highly successful […]

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How to Read Your Balance Sheet

Posted on 10. Sep, 2014 by in Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

By Linda Siniscal 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 […]

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