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January 2nd, 2014 - 8:54 am § in bookkeeping, business start up, Taxes

Happy 2014 Business Owners!

Happy New Year everyone!  The holidays are over and the year-end work is just beginning!  If you are organized throughout the year, this will not be too terrible of a task, however, it’s been my experience that if you own your own small business this time of year can be a huge pain!  Why[...]

September 27th, 2013 - 12:51 pm § in bookkeeping, business start up, General Info

Guest Post: Tips For Choosing Finance Software For Your Business

Tips For Choosing Finance Software For Your Business For any business there are few things more important than the finances, after all without those being managed correctly the business will certainly fail to maximize its profit margins and may fail to make any money at all. Even charities and non-p[...]

August 27th, 2013 - 6:00 pm § in bookkeeping, business start up

Business Credit Cards ~ Use Them!

Credit Cards, we can’t live without them these days.  Credit cards are also becoming a vital business tool as well.  I thought I would spend a few moments on some of the dos and don’ts of credit cards in a small business environment. As with checking accounts I fee very strongly about keeping [...]

March 11th, 2013 - 5:59 am § in business start up, General Info, Off Topic

Guest Post: Check Fraud

The Best Ways to Stop Check Fraud   Check fraud can affect everyone, no matter how careful and diligent. Both companies and individuals can become the victims of such schemes. There are several precautionary measures that can be undertaken to minimize the check fraud risk. Do you know what chec[...]

December 13th, 2012 - 3:46 pm § in bookkeeping, business start up

Guest Post for my many fans in the UK!

    Tips For Starting a Business With Little Money Want to start your own business?have less money with you?lets see some tips how to start your own business with little amount…. The idea of starting a new business is similar to searching for a job having control on your working hours but n[...]

November 12th, 2012 - 6:00 pm § in bookkeeping, business start up, General Info

Calling on your past due Accounts Receivable

Accounts Receivable – How to get PAID   One of the more difficult aspects of my career has been collecting on Accounts Receivable.  Certainly our current economy does not help matters, and being in a recession since 2008 puts a bind on all businesses.  We have all seen in recent years a num[...]

July 9th, 2012 - 9:10 am § in bookkeeping, business start up, General Info

Guest Post: How Accounting Services Prevent Fraud

How Accounting Services Prevent Fraud Description: Article describes the various ways in which the use of third party accounting services helps to decrease the possibility of a business being a victim of fraud. A joke that is very apt in this context goes: A businessman is interviewing several candi[...]

April 6th, 2012 - 5:45 pm § in bookkeeping, business start up, General Info

Form W-4 – Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate

Form W-4  A common practice for bookkeepers, accounting clerks, HR professionals and Controllers such as myself is to advise an employee, friend or relative on how to fill out their form W-4.  This is a mistake!  Unless you are a tax-preparer, you should not be handing out ANY tax advice, includi[...]

March 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 pm § in bookkeeping, business start up

To deduct or not to deduct – the Home Office

I had a great conversation with an individual recently that has prompted me to write this post, again thinking that if this topic was on his mind, it may be on yours too.  It was a simple question with, and don’t be surprised here, a not-so-simple answer.  Whenever I speak about tax deductio[...]

January 19th, 2011 - 8:00 pm § in bookkeeping, business start up, General Info

1099 Time

I have had several businesses contact me regarding rumors that they have heard about a new law regarding 1099′s. It’s no rumor, but I’m not getting too excited just yet.  Allow me to explain. Currently, in general, a company must issue a 1099-misc to any company that provides serv[...]