Ideas to Manage the Burden of Student Debt

Posted on 25. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services

Each year a new crop of graduating high school seniors begin their collegiate careers while college graduates consider the opportunities that graduate school provides. As a result, the mountain of student debt continues to build. While this debt is unavoidable, here are some ideas to help make that mountain a little less insurmountable. 1. Know […]

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Time to Consider a Roth?

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

With interest rates close to zero and a newly received refund check in hand, you may wish to consider a contribution to a Roth IRA. The Roth IRA basics Using after-tax funds, you can contribute up to $5,500 each year in a Roth IRA. If you are at least 50 years old, you can contribute […]

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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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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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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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Attract More Customers with Event Marketing

Posted on 18. Apr, 2016 by in Marketing Tips, Small Business Tips

Holding your own event is a great way to meet new people and allow them to sample your business in a low-risk setting.  A face-to-face event allows you to build trust quicker than many other marketing methods, and trust is almost always required before a sale can be made. Types of Events – Some of the […]

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Six Ways to Put the Spring in Your Sales

Posted on 14. Apr, 2016 by in Marketing Tips, Small Business Tips

Spring denotes new growth, fresh starts, and spring cleaning.  Why not apply these ideas to your sales so they can blossom along with spring flowers?  Here are six ideas to put the spring into your sales. 1) Spring Cleaning Sales. Get rid of old inventory by having a spring sale that will clean out your closets […]

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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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What the New Business Needs to Know

Posted on 04. Apr, 2016 by in CEO Tips, Small Business Tips

Starting a new business is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time! When you are a business owner, there are many hats to be worn and you’re the one wearing most, if not all of them! Some of these hats are in alignment with your skills and unique talents and others, like setting up […]

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Is an Extension a Good Idea?

Posted on 08. Mar, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

The clock is ticking down to the pending tax-filing deadline of April 15th. Here are some examples when filing an extension might make sense other than rushing to meet the filing deadline. Incorrect Form 1095-A. If you received health insurance through the new Healthcare (Marketplace) Exchange, you may have received an incorrect Form 1095-A recapping […]

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