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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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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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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