Ghosting Identity Theft

Posted on 27. Jun, 2016 by in Small Business Tips

What everyone should know To most people “ghosting” is the act of breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend by breaking off all contact. Now there is a new ghosting phenomena; stealing the identity of a recently deceased loved one. Ghosting Protocol Would-be identity thieves scour obituaries to find as much personal information as possible […]

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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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What You Need to Know About the Updated FLSA Overtime Rule

Posted on 02. Jun, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Website Resource

On May 18th, President Obama announced the Department of Labor’s updated overtime regulations taking effect on December 1, 2016.  The Department is proposing updating current regulations governing executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay. The regulations were last updated in 2004 with […]

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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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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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Seven Small Business Risks You Might Not Know You’re Taking

Posted on 23. May, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips

Running a small business is often about taking and managing risks. Market risks are normal but business and tax risks are another thing altogether.  Most business and tax-related risks can be managed as long you know about them.  Here are seven small business risks you will want to make sure are covered. 1. Best Choice […]

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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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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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